I’ve been adapting to life back in my homeland (Ohio) over the past several days, so I had to take a break from blogging, as well as from reading blogs. Which has caused me to experience some serious pangs of withdrawal: cold sweats, twitching… not pretty.
But I’m back. And I now must absolutely share with you a couple of my favorite finds over the past handful of snowy days.
First, I bestow upon you the glory of le ski, vintage German match label style, from the brilliant Agence Eureka:
Next, I offer you the Christmas seal loveliness of Denmark, discovered over at Grain Edit earlier today:
Now you know why I was basically foaming at the freakin’ mouth, itchin’ to post these little bad boys for you. 🙂
Enjoy, and I’ll be back before any excessive twitching starts to occur.
Posted in Design & Paper, French, labels, Type, Vintage
Tagged 1962, Agence Eureka, Christmas, cold sweats, Danish, Denmark, Design & Paper, German, Germany, Grain Edit, illustration, labels, matchbook labels, matches, seals, ski, skiing, twitching, Type, Vintage, withdrawal
Sven Brasch (1886-1970) is undoubtedly the most highly revered Danish poster designer. From his movie posters to his commercial designs, here’s why:
All images borrowed from Confetta’s Sven Brasch Flickr set. Click over to see more than 60 other Brasch goodies!
Posted in art, Design & Paper, Type, Vintage
Tagged 1920s, advertisements, art, Casino, Charlie Chaplin, Confetta, Danish art, Denmark, Design & Paper, film, film posters, flappers, Greta Garbo, illustration, Jazz Age, magazine covers, magazines, movie, poster art, posters, Sven Brasch, Type, Vintage, World Cinema
Those Danish are so stylish and savvy! Not only do they believe in ABCs as the building blocks (heh heh) of education, but they also recognize a fabulous computation opportunity when they see one.
Blocks with division signs and zeroes with lines through them? Yes, please! Plus, vividly colored blocks are just fun, whether they make mathematical and linguistic sense or not. Build a bridge! Make a pyramid! T ÷ 2 = skunk? Sure! Butterfly is greater than 9? You betcha! Just build, create, and enjoy.
Thanks to Feterie’s Paper Cuts blog (a lovely new find!) for introducing me! You can also follow Feterie on Twitter HERE.
Posted in Design & Paper, Type
Tagged ABC, ABCs, animals, blocks, building blocks, Danish, Denmark, Design & Paper, embossing, equations, kids, learning, letters, math, Type