vintage design

Covers, etc

Covers etc is one of my favourite flickr streams to browse as it combines my love for vintage, design and, occasionally, salaciousness all into one. there are some seriously saucy book covers over there (admittedly my favourites, most of which i won’t post here due to the boobs factor) – but also an array of beautiful illustrative work and good ol’ mid-century design.

all images courtesy of Covers etc

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stamps

from the extensive collection of karen horton

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clima ideal

another cool set of hotel luggage labels belonging to david pearson (he has loads more ephemera to browse)

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black swan ltd/ed

if you haven’t seen the black swan limited edition movie posters by now, you’re about to! i’ve been excited to see this film ever since those teaser images were released of natalie portman in full ballerina mode.

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twen magazine

twen was german youth magazine, which appeared monthly from 1959 to 1971 . design wise just an absolute treat. this spread is from collectible’s flickr stream.

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vera neumann

vera neumann was an american artist and entrepreneur. she is best known for her bold colored patterns on her linens and scarves, signed with her script “vera” and a ladybug. world war two was in full swing when vera found that the linen supply was dwindling. searching for more linen for her products, she came across extra parachute silk at an army surplusstore. vera scarves launched the business into immediate popularity and vera was soon on a first-name basis with women around the country. marilyn monroe was a fan, as well as grace kelly. women around the country chose vera products for their color and happy prints.

these are from scott lindberg’s collection

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project thirty three

project thirty three is a collection of vinyl covers collected, scanned & archived by jive time records

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lost art of the luggage label

have fun browsing this insanely awesome collection of vintage luggage labels

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