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French Friday: Little Brown Pen!

For this installment of French Friday, I offer you the musings and beautiful photography of Nichole Robertson, a self-described “Writer with a Paris problem. And a photo problem. And an eclair problem. In fact I am probably indulging in all of the aforementioned problems as you read this.”  Her blog, Little Brown Pen, has easily become one of my favorite daily eye-feasts.

Below, I offer you just a few of some of her lovely Parisian photos, highlighting some typically French typography-of-the-streets (umm, I just made that term up, but it’s still awesome). 

Here you go:

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French Friday: French maps

Above: Map of France (1720)

Above: Map of Normandy (1712)

Above: Wine Map of the Loire Valley (1946)

Above: Map of Paris Monuments (1880)

Above: Map of Strasbourg (1745)

Mme de Scudery's 17th-century "Carte du Tendre"

Mme de Scudery's 17th-century "Carte du Tendre"

French Friday (on Saturday. Again.)

For this, the first installment of French Friday 2009, I thought it appropriate to post some vintage French Christmas and New Year’s images. But not just any old holiday images. No no. I’ve decided to offer you some vintage shots of elegantly lettered/typed, holiday restaurant menus. (*Note: I am now on a handwriting-advocator kick ever since I encountered Anne Trubek’s article, which I freaked out about discussed yesterday on my other blog)

Oh, one more thing before I introduce the images to you: if you haven’t yet eaten dinner, you might wish to wait a bit before checking out the following images. See how I look out for you? You’re welcome.

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(Image above & the “Jour de l’An” menu below found ICI)

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(Image above found ICI)

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(Image above found ICI)

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And then a couple non-holiday vintage French menus:

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(Image above found ICI)

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(Image above found ICI)

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(Image above, from the Siege of Paris, found ICI)

French Friday: L’oeuf!

For this week’s installment of French Friday, I’d like to celebrate the incredible, edible egg. And some inedible eggs, too. French style. This blog is titled “Words & EGGS” after all…

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