Matchbook Landscapes

Matchbook Landscapes is an interesting project by Krista Charles, who has collected old matchbooks ever since she salvaged a small collection from her then 90 year old grandfather-in-law. For each matchbook I find where the location of the business would be in Google Maps and on the inside cover of the…

to the country!

i wish my dreams looked like these illustrations. they are from a collection of railway publicity by mikey ashworth

clima ideal

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

brand name pencils

a website dedicated entirely to brand name pencils. this is why i love the internet! you will learn interesting bits of informaiton like this, WWII-era pencils have very distinct cardboard or plastic ferrules . Metals were needed for the war effort so a hard cardboard or plastic replaced the nickel…

worth a thousand words

jordan smith aka what makes the pie shops tick? collects found vintage photographs & ephemera that i can browse for ages and ages (and have done). his collection is amazingly extensive and gives you a glimpse into the lives of ordinary americans in the fifties and sixties.