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I’VE MOVED! PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSS FEED!

My dear lovely readers,

***I’VE MOVED!***

My blog migration is complete: I have officially moved Words and Eggs over to Squarespace. Click HERE to check out my new cozy home! I’m prety psyched about it. You can find all of my previous posts over at my new blog, along with some recent posts from the past week, including a collection of vintage book graphics and Form magazine covers from the 1950s to the present day.

Sometimes I just want to bathe in vintage covers.
Is that TMI?

Anyway, for all you subscribers, please be so kind as to update your RSS feed for my new blog location:
http://wordsandeggs.squarespace.com

And please Please PLEASE feel free to leave me any and all feedback you might have on my new website, which is still somewhat of a work in progress. I’m still updating my links, so please don’t fret if you were linked on this blog but you no longer see yourself mentioned on my new blog (I’m talking to you, handmade artists and awesome shopkeepers).

Also, one of the new features on my new blog is that I’ll be seeking sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring and/or advertising your site, services, or shop on my site, please contact me for stats and rate info:
wordseggs [at] gmail [dot] com

I look forward to seeing you all over at my new home!

Best,
Lesley

The Illustrations of Naiad & Walter Einsel

Naiad and Walter Einsel‘s illustrations graced the pages of several prominent magazines during the 1950s and 60s. Whether in black and white or in vivid color, the designs never cease to entertain and leave you wanting more.

Just check out that cheddar ad (below). Cheese AND plaid AND awesome illustration?!? You’ll want more. Trust me.

Thanks to Today’s Inspiration blog for clueing me in about this beautiful husband-and-wife design team:

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All images from LeifPeng’s Einsel Flickr set:

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French Friday: The Poster Designs of A.M. Cassandre

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Perhaps most widely known for his Dubonnet poster, Adolphe-Mouron (A.M.) Cassandre is one of France’s most preeminent and influential commercial poster artists.

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Cassandre’s advertising agency, Alliance Graphique, also established a number of new typefaces, such as Bifur (1929):

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For these and other Cassandre images, visit HERE and HERE.

Throwback Thursday: 1920s Illustrations of John Held, Jr.

Few artists define an age as thoroughly as John Held, Jr., defines the “Roaring Twenties.” Born in 1889, he was the right age at the right time with an outlook and sense of humor that shaped as well as recorded a generation. (Source)

Held’s talents bloomed early. In fact, he sold his first illustration to highly reputable Life Magazine at the tender age of 15. What ultimately followed was an illustrious career depicting the flappers and the jazz age of the 1920s (and, occasionally, some cringeworthy commentaries on women).

For additional biographical information on John Held, Jr., click here.

The following images are all borrowed either from Art Deco’s fabulous blog, or from this Flickr set devoted to Held’s works…

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Images from the Typeface film website…

I just posted about the new typographically-centered documentary, Typeface, over on my other blog, PauvrePlume. The tagline to the film will reel you in immediately:

Charting the intersection of rural America and contemporary graphic design.

See? Yeah, you know you want it. So head over to my other blog for more info on the film and its focus, and look below for a bunch of lovely images and film poster designs, all borrowed from the film’s official website.

Just looking at them makes me want to cry in my pillow that I can’t make the Portland premiere on Thursday night. GRR!

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Kit Kat bar, I love you.

I’ve been feeding a Kit Kat addiction for the better part of the summer. Wait, is it technically no longer summer? Crap. My addiction may be bi-seasonal. In any event, it’s led me on a search for vintage Kit Kat wrappers. (Don’t judge me.) And my vintage Kit Kat search has led to a Pandora’s box of vintage candy fantasticness: vintage wrappers, boxes, advertisements… all that I and my Kit Kat could ever hope for.

Many thanks to Jason Liebig’s Candy & Snacks Flickr set, which is where I found these little confectionary lovelies:

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YUM. I love Clark bars and Zagnut!

And look at these great ads:

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*This post is hopelessly devoted to my beloved Kit Kat:

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Recent designs by Ed Nacional

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Behold the brilliance of Ed Nacional, graphic designer and current summer design intern at The New York Times:

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For more information about Ed Nacional and additional samples of his work, check out his website HERE.