nbelievably beautiful children’s books were produced in Iran in the 1970s. I just wish that I could read them.
The images below are courtesy of A Journey Round My Skull’s “Iran” collection, which I strongly encourage you to visit. Such great use of color, brilliant illustrations, and gorgeous calligraphy… I’m kind of drooling right now. In fact, I should probably go fetch a hankie.
OK. All better. Anyway, please enjoy, and please also take a moment to visit the International Children’s Digital Library HERE.
All images below kindly borrowed from A Journey Round My Skull, a stellar blog of under-appreciated (old) books that you should visit at any and all times.
The birdies might be my favorite, despite the lack of calligraphy/text.
Follow A Journey Round My Skull on Twitter HERE and visit the blog HERE.
Posted in art, calligraphy, Design & Paper, literature, Type, Vintage
Tagged 1970s, A Journey Round My Skull, animals, art, birds, books, calligraphy, children, color, DailyDropCap, deer, Design & Paper, illustration, International Children's Digital Library, Iran, Iranian, kids, literature, Persian, Twitter, Type, Vintage
If you haven’t yet visited Ted Staunton’s Gallery of Record Labels from the first half of the twentieth century, you have been MAJORLY missing out.
Here are some reasons why:
I can’t freakin’ get enough of them. And there are a bajillion more where these came from. Check out the beautifully extensive gallery HERE.
Posted in art, Design & Paper, labels, Type, Vintage
Tagged animals, art, birds, butterflies, children, colors, Design & Paper, gold, green, kids, labels, music, record labels, records, red, Ted Staunton, Type, Vintage, yellow
I love these poster designs ALMOST as much as I love Glen and Marketa. 🙂
(All images below borrowed from TheSwellSeason.com, except for the autographed red lighthouse poster, found HERE)
Posted in art, Design & Paper, Type
Tagged animals, art, birds, boats, concert posters, concerts, Design & Paper, Glen Hansard, guitar, Marketa Irglova, music, Once, piano, poster design, posters, Swell Season, Type
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:
All images from LeifPeng’s Einsel Flickr set:
Posted in art, Design & Paper, Type, Vintage
Tagged 1950s, 1960s, advertisements, advertising, art, birds, cheddar cheese, children, Design & Paper, drawing, Dubonnet, education, Einsel, Flickr, food, illustration, kids, LeifPeng, magazines, music, Naiad Einsel, pianos, school, Todays Inspiration, vegetables, Vintage, Walter Einsel
I am 100%, absolutely positively head-over-heels in love with the retro-modern giclée prints created by the lovely Ms. Jenn Ski, available in her Etsy shop. Coincidentally, her creations nicely fit my current alphabet fetish.
Check out Jenn Ski’s blog HERE, and follow her on Twitter HERE.
Oh, and PS) Just found out via @Jenn_Ski that she was featured in the lifestyle section of Boston.com today! Read the article and catch some glimpses of her mod-style home HERE.
Posted in art, collage, Design & Paper, Stationery & Cards, Type, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged ABCs, alphabet, animals, art, birds, children, collage, crabs, Design & Paper, dogs, Etsy, giclee prints, Jenn Ski, kids, ladybugs, Old School, raccoons, retro, turtles, Wordshop Wednesday
Nothing like the beauty of découpage to lead into a (much-deserved) long, holiday weekend. The following photos have been kindly borrowed from Agence Eureka’s Flickr set. These cutouts are so ridiculously cute, they kinda make me want to go home, put on my sweats, grab my scissors, sit under a blanket, and cut things up. In a non-violent manner, of course.
Posted in art, Design & Paper, French, French Friday, Vintage
Tagged Agence Eureka, animals, art, birds, children, decoupage, Design & Paper, France, French, French Friday, kids, paper cuts, Ribambelles, scissors, silhouettes, Vintage
Vintage ads, propaganda, movie posters, and album covers — some in German, most in Swedish — from Martin Klasch‘s fabulous Flickr set:
Posted in art, Design & Paper, Type, Vintage
Tagged ads, advertisements, album covers, birds, Design & Paper, ephemera, German, movie posters, papier mache, print, propaganda, Swedish, Type, typewriter, Vintage
Considering my extensive French background and the bajillion French papers (vintage and modern) that I’ve collected over the years, I decided to create what I call The Paper Clips Journal – Version Française! Now for sale in my Etsy shop! It’s like my regular Paper Clips Journals, except even awesomer, because it’s French-centric. The result is a lovely compilation of mixed pages to satisfy anyone who has a bit of a French fetish, comme moi. 🙂
For most of my journals, I use an old postcard as a sturdy cover. For the V.F. (version française) edition, I’ll top it off with one of the fabulous French postcards from the collection I’ve accumulated from my many research trips abroad. In the V.F. journal pictured below, I used old black & white postcard of a Parisian lamp post that I got a few years ago in Paris (near the Centre Pompidou, to be exact). I slapped a red label on the front, and it’s ready to go!
Oh, and one more thing: If you ever order a Paper Clips Journal from me, make sure you always peek inside any envelopes I include. From flash cards, to stickers, to postcards, to decorative postage stamps (still very much usable!)… you just never know what you might find! I love hiding little prizes…
I had way too much fun compiling this journal and putting it together. Please order one so I can enjoy the h*ll out of making another. 🙂
Packaging is just another fun aspect of creating the journal for you. In order to seal the package up all nice-like, I plan on taking full advantage of the beautifully fun Japanese washi tape that I won in a blog giveaway last month.
See more images of this and other Paper Clips Journals in my Etsy shop HERE!
Posted in collage, French, Journals, labels, scrapbooks, Stationery & Cards, Vintage
Tagged birds, butterflies, custom, decorative paper, envelopes, France, French, Handmade Artists, Japanese washi tape, Journals, labels, mixed papers, packaging, paper, Paper Clips Journal, Paris, postcards, stamps, tape, Vintage