Friday, June 25, 2010

Rest in Peace Michael Jackson

Philately Fridays: Ecuador, 1975

I couldn't find any World Cup stamps in my collection and thought a regular soccer stamp would be a little cliché, so here's a chess stamp from Ecuador. Really clean illustration style we've come to know and love from South America.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Boy's Life

I found this gorgeously illustrated ad in a 1974 issue of Boy's Life Magazine. Can anybody identify the illustrator?

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I also love this style of magazine ad found in the back of the same issue. Life was so much simpler back then.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Philately Fridays: Israel, 1971

Here's an uncut sheet of stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of Israel's Institute of Agricultural Research.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Giro d'Italia

Love this poster for Giro d'Italia (the Italian version of Tour de France). Unfortunately I have no information on the designer.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Philately Fridays: Cuba, 1981

Incredible use of color and shape. This stamp commemorates the 20th anniversary of the creation of DAAFAR, Cuba's Air Force.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Here's Lookin' at You

Came across this great alphabet designed for French type foundry Mecanorma by Austrian designers Hans Donner (now a furniture designer and Sylvia Trenker in the late 1970s.