I drooled momentarily when I came across these piles of vintage beauties. I am so jealous of Mary’s collections. Luckily she’s sharing them with the world on her Flickr stream called The Vintage Cottage. It appears the majority (if not all) of these are are from England.
These beauties were part of another vintage sale on One King’s Lane. (FYI: I’m not associated with them in any way, I just post what I see that’s pretty :)
I’m such a sucker for the overly full, ornate vintage typography mixed with flourishes. This is a nice example of incorporating a modern photo. Being an ad for breakfast doesn’t hurt either. It is, after all, one of God’s gift to mankind. This piece was made by the master of hand-drawn lettering, Jon Contino. Found via Simplesong.
Couldn’t resist posting this beautiful hot pressed poster by Kevin Cantrell. Inspired by vintage fire insurance lettering (perhaps some found right here on VintageMeOhMy?) the poster uses a quote from Genesis and hand-made lettering.
Check out all of the photos and more of Kevin Cantrell’s work here.
Mark Vanhoenacker over at Slate has a terrific article detailing the evolution of the airline baggage tag, with quips from sea and rail all the way up to modern day. Throughout the article he links to a variety of great image resources, including Slate’s own slideshow, a Flickr set on color-coded airline tags, and an aviation label collection.
Even aside from the great ephemera, the article is really interesting and talks about the design and engineering feats the modern day tags had to overcome–and how they overcome so well. Check it out.
Well, turns out starting a company and launching on a national scale is a little time consuming. New companies seem to care nothing about your sanity or stress threshold, so you run with it as best you can.I was swallowed alive by a soap company and my blog was put on the back burner for a bit.
Sorry about the wait! New posts on the way :)
P.S. You can always check out our Vintage Me Oh My Pinterest Board to get a fix.
This is probably my all-time favorite Sanborn Insurance Map. It’s volume 1 for Salt Lake City, Utah, issued in 1898. Isn’t it stunning!? This image is huge too, so click through it a couple of times to get the full size. I don’t know why, but the blog theme I’m using takes you to a page with a tiny thumbnail image when you first click on it here. You then have to click the thumbnail to go to the full size. Why? I have no idea. I need a new wordpress theme :/
Via The University of Utah’s digital library.