Friday, June 26, 2015

Spider Woman - 'The Living Phenomena'




Spider Woman
The Living Phenomena of Circus Ancillotti
c.1920s



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Friday, June 12, 2015

A Fine Tonic for a Polar Bear




Zeller Wine Tonic
'for Strength & Health'
1946



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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Mouse




Elegant French Art Deco illustration
'La Souris'
(The Mouse)
1920



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Lost Art of Letter Writing




Elco
Elegant Letterhead Paper
1928



This smart art deco poster makes me lament the loss of letter writing in this digital age. 
Does anyone even bother anymore? .. I hope so.
I still harbour fond memories of pretty stationery sets, a fine pen, 
and marvelling over someone's beautiful handwriting. 
Does that make me too old fashioned... or just too old?

I'm also one of those (probably annoying) people who get upset by misspelt words, especially when they appear somewhere they shouldn't - such as on tv or in newspapers.
.. "Don't these people have spell-checkers at least?"

Anyway, I don't think I'm ever going to warm to the truncated sms banter of today...
I'm sticking with my old books.. (and posters!).



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There's only one thing on his mind...




..a new Opel bicycle, of course.

A very 'Steampunk' style advertising poster c. 1900



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Friday, May 8, 2015

Wool Kitten




They go together perfectly..
Schaffhauser Wool advertising poster 
c.1940s



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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Divine!




'Divine!'
(a Vintage Venus original)



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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Deco Bar




.Deco Bar
... Line 'em up!



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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My Perfume





Bourjois 
French Art Deco perfume advertising print
1929



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