Designed by David Seager in 1971 for the Mail Advertising Club. I don't know if someone is getting pulled inside the mailbox or pulled out of the mailbox, either way I should probably start mailing more hands.
I found this catalog in my parents' garage while I was home over Thanksgiving. BRIO is a Swedish toy company specializing in painted wooden toys, the kind that you'd envision Santa's elves to stay up late at night making. BRIO created a cohesive universe of cars, trucks, buildings, imitation household appliances, and, most importantly, trains, all swimming in bold colors and formed from solid, clunky shapes.
My buddy Sam Smith hipped me to this fantastic online collection of theme park maps. Pileup blog devotees know what a huge fan I am of theme park maps, so that I really enjoy this website should come as no surprise. Here are a few highlights...
Three stamp set from Israel garnering support against pollution, specifically of the air, water, and noise varieties. I love the tiny illustrations in the lower tear-off portions which reference the larger graphics and show what a pollution-free environment would look like.
Great little logo for the Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido Japan, designed by Susumu Endo around 1967. It's perfect for this time of year - Minneapolis just had a little blast of snow last night and I feel like a reindeer could show up at any moment.
I was home over Thanksgiving and finally got around to snapping some photos of this vintage NY Subway map my Mom, a Brooklyn native, had held on to and then framed and hung up in our house. Maybe having this in our house growing up subconsciously inspired me as a graphic designer. Either way, this poster, designed by the late great Massimo Vignelli, has always been something I love seeing when I go visit my parents and something I enjoy more and more each time I see it.
Emilio Ortega, who reads So Much Pileup all the way over in Spain, sent me this fantastic poster image for a Spanish movie from 1969 entitled "Un Dos Tres, Al Escondité Inglés." The title is based on a children's game, which is similar to "Red Light, Green Light."
Here are a couple of thangs from beloved Czech illustrator Heinz Edelmann, who passed away this summer. Most well known for bringing The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" to life, Edelmann has a whole slew of fantastic work attributed to his name. To learn more about his life and work, read Graphis Magazine's tribute to Heinz Edelmann.
Pileup reader John Ballon recently reminded me of illustrator David Weidman. Weidman worked as an animation artist with Hannah-Barbara before opening up a framing store in Los Angeles. There, he attempted to sell some of his gorgeous screenprinted posters but it seemed most of his customers were more interested in his frames! Years later, his artwork has been compiled into a book entitled The Whimsical Work of David Weidman. One look at his art and you can see how it still resonates with today's artists and illustrators.
Check out this monstrous collection of Weidman's art on Flickr.
To see more and order original screenprints from David Weidman, visit weidmansart.com