Friday, September 25, 2009

Philately Fridays: Australia 1971

I don't have many bad things to say about metallic ink, nor about heavily-outlined geometry. Check out this exuberant rendition of the Sydney Stock Exchange.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Magic Mountain

Gorgeous, anonymous watercolor illustration for Six Flags Magic Mountain. Amusement park maps 4 life.

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Vacationland magazine cover
Magic Kingdom brochure

Monday, September 21, 2009

Three logos

Three typographic logos for you.

Designed by Kenneth Hollick under the art direction of Geoffrey Tucker Ltd.

Designed by Marlene Blomerus for Jeremy Sampson Associates for a South African commerical carpeting company.

Designed by Bob Coonts for the Lincoln Community Center

Friday, September 18, 2009

Philately Fridays: Venezuela

I don't know why it took me so long to find out about Venezuelan stamps. Now that they're officially on my radar, you'll be seeing a lot more of them.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chocolate Sardines

Packaging design for Captain Kohler's chocolate sardines. This seems way more interesting to me than chocolate bunnies, especially with the whole elaborate sardine un-packaging process. Either way, the nautical-themed illustrations with the big clunky shapes are really doing it for me here.

Art directed by Sopad in France.
Illustration by Roger Harris.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Anthony Forster

Came across some outstanding typographic work from UK-based artist Anthony Forster, who is now creating watercolor dog and horse paintings.* But let's focus on his '70s type work!

* On October 3, 2011 I received an email from Anthony's son Dan Forster telling me I had mixed up my Anthony Forsters! The watercolor artist I had mentioned earlier is NOT the same artist who created all of the lettering in my post here. Keep an eye on Dan's blog for updates with more design work from his dad in the near future. Thanks Dan!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Credit Game

Who wants to play?

Designed by Gerstman & Meyers in 1971 for Chase Manhattan Bank.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Philately Fridays: Bulgaria, 1982

6 stamp series from one of my all-time favorite stamp artists, Stefan Kanchev.

To see more work from the incredible Kanchev, check out this post on Grain Edit.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Walked past this album cover in the classical section of the record store last night and did a double-take. Snapped a photo for the blog. Love the '70s watercolor cartoon style.

Art direction: Marvin Schwartz.
Design: Tri-Arts.
Record released in 1972 from The Gramophone Company Ltd.

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