Dulce Dolce

out of all the fashion weeks i find Milan to be the most fun – mostly because of my ever favourite italian design houses Marni, Prada and Missoni… but this year my favourite FAVOURITE favourite collection by far, ever, possibly in the history of all fashion weeks, was Dolce &…

clima ideal

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

figural cameos

a huge collection of figural cameos at sheaff ephemera seen via words & eggs in figural cameos, the advertising text is placed within a design that resembles the product it advertises. examples of these would be padlocks, kegs, water pitchers, boots, books and many others.


getting lost in the doctor macro archives is always a joy, especially when you stumble upon total gems like these posters for tales of manhattan

the visual telling of stories

my heart rate literally shot up when i discovered the visual telling of stories, a seemingly never-ending library of vintage illustrations & design. for a second i had a bit of a gollum moment, imagining myself sitting in the dark scrolling through pages of old drawings muttering about my precious. on the front page chris mullen (the owner of the site) states, “it’s bigger than you could ever think – just explore”. you bet i will, chris. here are a couple of gems for now, but be rest assured that i will be sharing more as i go deeper down the rabbit hole…

chas laborde

chas laborde was an illustrator and painter who studied in paris, eventually becoming known for his satirical & humorous portrayal of bourgeois life around the time between the two world wars. images from ma galerie paris

now you know

a very informative series of cigarette cards on how to do…. just about anything how to draw a duck without pencil leaving the paper: how to extract a splinter: how to keep saucepan’s lid raised: how to prevent an ink bottle from upsetting: when boiling cracked eggs: how to cut…