Friday, July 6, 2012
Loving the subtle grooviness of this stamp from Cuba, commemorating their participation in the 5th Pan American Games. The distinctly Cuban color scheme and funky illustration style goes nicely with the clearly Canadian Games logo.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Here's a small batch of islands making their Philately Fridays debut - the Republic of Maldives. For a tiny little collection of land, they sure cranked out some great design work. Here's their 1974 World Cup stamp. Stay tuned for more Maldivian mayhem soon!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
I was in Las Vegas over the weekend and didn't miss the chance to visit the Pinball Hall of Fame. Here are a few photos (please excuse the poor quality - all I had on me was my cell phone) of their enormous collection of games in excellent condition.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Probably for the same reason I love amusement park maps, I love super clean architectural illustrations like the ones in these two stamps from Germany. The first one celebrates the 75th anniversary of the suspended tram in Wuppertaler and the second one is for the Sport Und Erholungszentrum recreation center in Berlin.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
photo by Phyllis Alcorn, 1989.
John Alcorn was an American graphic artist and illustrator, working from the 1950s up until his death in 1992. A graduate of Cooper Union, a member of Pushpin Studios, and then an art director at CBS, Alcorn then went on to set up shop as a freelance illustrator, creating his most eyecatching and memorable work. Here are some of my favorites. To view much much more of his work, visit The Art of John Alcorn website.
Editorial illustration, 1969
One of the dozens of book jackets Alcorn produced while working in Florence for the Italian publishing house Rizzoli. This cover is from 1973.
Packaging design for Aramis Perfume, 1982
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Two stamps from Hungary from a year of competitive recreational activities. 1982 didn't just see Budapest hosting a stamp-worthy Rubik's Cube world championship, but also a stamp-worthy European table tennis championship!
Here's some footage from that Rubik's Cube championship: