I recently came across the Flickr stream of Dr. PhotoMoto, which produced a sort of Pavlovian response. His sets include breathtakingly detailed shots of insects, butterflies, birds, and… vintage international postage stamps. Yeah, I know it seems like a jump, but somehow it all organically evolves into one big photographic pile of awesomeness.
Below I’ve included some of my favorite stamps from France and her territories. But please Please PLEASE visit his stamp collection to see all of the beautiful specimens.
Posted in French, French Friday, Vintage
Tagged Algeria, Cameroun, Corsica, Dr Photo Moto, France, French, French Friday, Guadeloupe, international, Morocco, postage stamps, Soudan, stamps, Togo, Vintage, vintage stamps
Valentine’s Day has always been, in my opinion, a false holiday. The exception being, of course, elementary school days where we all had the opportunity to decorate and individualize our own paper bag Valentine “mailboxes,” which would receive personalized Valentine letters that instantly produced smiles (especially the Snoopy ones). Since then, though… you could say I’m not a fan.
But Valentine’s Day is primarily about the celebration of love, right? So… that’s my focus. And, this Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided to glorify my one true love: lettering. Specifically, the lettering of Ms. Jessica Hische, whom I’ve just discovered thanks to the Uppercase blog, which is another love of mine.
Each of the following images are taken from Jessica’s blog:
Posted in art, Design & Paper, labels, Letterpress, Type
Tagged Design & Paper, font, hand type, handstitched, handwriting, Jessica Hische, lettering, love, Morocco, script, Type, typography, Valentine's Day, wine labels