A couple of months ago, I posted some gorgeous images of vintage cover designs from Boston Public Library‘s rare books collection, made available on their beautifully extensive Flickr stream. Now it’s my pleasure to introduce you to some more great finds in the BPL’s Flickr collections: vintage Boston matchbook covers from their Matchcover Collection set:
I’ve lived in Boston for over seven years now, and I have yet to set foot in the BPL. What the hell am I waiting for?!
P.S.: For those of you in/around Boston, on the evening of the 17th, the BPL is presenting “The Great Poe Debate” (re: Edgar Allan Poe’s Boston connections). More info HERE.
Posted in Design & Paper, labels, Throwback Thursday, Type, Vintage
Tagged Boston, Boston Public Library, BPL, Coca Cola, Copley Square Hotel, covers, Design & Paper, Flickr, food, hospitality, hotels, labels, lobster, matchbook covers, matchbooks, matchboxes, matches, North Station, Pieroni's, restaurants, seafood, smoking, South Station, Throwback Thursday, Type, Vintage
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
From cards to posters to calendars to t-shirts, I give you the lovely and humorously crafty letterpress designs of Yee Haw Industries:
Posted in art, Calendars, Design & Paper, Letterpress, Stationery & Cards, Type, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged animals, Calendars, cards, Dada, Design & Paper, farmer's market, food, French, illustration, Letterpress, Lucinda Williams, Morrissey, music, Ponzi scheme, posters, stationery, Type, vegetables, Wordshop Wednesday, Yee Haw Industries
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:
YUM. I love Clark bars and Zagnut!
And look at these great ads:
*This post is hopelessly devoted to my beloved Kit Kat:
Posted in Design & Paper, Type, Vintage
Tagged addiction, advertising, candy, candy bar, candy bar wrapper, chocolate, food, Kit Kat, Type, Vintage, vintage candy wrappers