wines of the cape

i discovered this rad little gem hidden in the depths of a bookcase at my parent’s house (as you do). it was printed in paarl in 1959. the entire thing is illustrated by roman waher, who i unfortunately can’t find any more information on (sometimes the internet doesn’t have all the answers, who knew?). after a bit of digging around all i could i could find out was that he contributed to a number of other africana books.

if you’re a fan of mid century illustration, be sure to check out this flickr group as well as the mid-century modernist.


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4 Responses to wines of the cape

  1. mallix Friday 29 January, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    damn that’s nice – I wish I was born in 1940 – srsly

  2. dee Friday 29 January, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    you could also wear a hat back then without looking like a douchebag :P

  3. roule Friday 29 January, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    I love this! thanks

  4. Michelle Saturday 29 January, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Amazing! And you did proper scans, as well. Very nice. Interesting how the colours are slightly different…

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