Thursday, March 31, 2011

Put me in, Coach! @1950's
Today is opening day. Tomorrow we are having a snow storm (4 to 6 inches). Happy April Fools Day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Amazing illustrations by T. Blakeley Mackenzie for Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp in rhyme (Arthur Ransome).  I've been saving these for an as yet undecided project, but wanted to share.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

the dangerous side effects of spring fever...

Happy Birthday Houdini

Curiosities of street literature: comprising "cocks", or "catchpennies", a large and curious assortment of street-drolleries, squibs, histories, comic tales in prose and verse, broadsides on the royal family, political litanies, dialogues, catechisms, acts of Parliament, street political papers, a variety of "ballads on a subject", dying speeches and confessions. 1871

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vintage logo love

There is no better inspiration for a vintage style logo than these pages from old type specimen catalogs. Here

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Australian swim officials cir. 1977. Taken at the old Olympic pool in Melbourne