Friday, November 19, 2010

Philately Fridays: Belgium, 1982

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

CBS Family Film Classics

Fantastic type design by the legendary Gerard Huerta. Such a rare treat to see 1920s art deco revival style laid out in a needlepoint pattern and rendered in early computer pixel fashion. Huge YES to all of those. Stay tuned for more incredible work from Mr. Huerta next week!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Natural Sex

Logotype by David Quay.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Philately Fridays: Laos, 1983

Here is a set of stamps from Laos, commemorating the 1984 Olympic games. I'm really into the illustration style, reminiscent of movie posters from the same era.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Sensational Houdini Water Torture Escape

Here is a poster designed by the great Seymour Chwast, he of Push Pin Studios fame, to promote magician Doug Henning's televised recreation of Harry Houdini's infamous stunt. This went down December 26, 1982.

Bill Cosby was there!

Here's a recap of Henning's performance:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Philately Fridays: New Zealand 1982

Two years ago, I posted this little set of three stamps from New Zealand with some really fresh early '80s watercolor illustrations.

I came across two more from the same series, and heeeeeere they are:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Groovy Matchbook Covers

Check out this super hot series of sports illustration matchbook covers found on Flickr. Thanks to Heath Harris for passing along the link.

Throw yourself waaaaay off schedule today by spending some time looking at the rest of this series as well as many many more fantastic vintage matchbook covers uploaded to to Flickr by Agence Eureka

Friday, September 10, 2010

Philately Fridays: Russia, 1979

Very nice type and design on this stamp from Russia. Can anyone please translate any of the text on it?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Philately Fridays: Canada, 1980

Wow it's been crazy busy over here. Sorry for the lack of updates! Here's a hot one from Canada - hope it makes up for my truancy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Philately Fridays: Uruguay, 1978

A stamp from Uruguay celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of Uruguayan author and playwright Horacio Quiroga.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Philately Fridays: Mexico, 1968

I'm feeling generous today, so here is round 2 of stamps, continuing in today's theme of sporting events & psychedelia! I've been after these for a while - gorgeous set of postage stamps designed by the incredibly talented Lance Wyman for the 1968 Olympic Games.

Related: Lance Wyman at the Zoo.

Philately Fridays: Cuba, 1983

Here is a quartet of stamps commemorating the 1983 Pan American Games, which apparently were played while on LSD.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Magazine advertisement for Faltschachtel folding boxes. Great illustration work from Christof Gassner, circa 1976.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hoechst Pharmaceuticals

Well I've been listening to "Sex Farm" in anticipation of this weekend's Smell the Glove art opening at our CO Exhibitions space, so I thought it only appropriate that I share this very stylish-designed packaging for veterinary vaccinations.

Designed circa 1972 by Cyril D. Cronin & Mooura-George for Bean Advertising Ltd, Great Britain.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Houston Oilers logos

Here are a few logos and icons pulled from an August 1968 Houston Oilers vs New Orleans Saints football game program.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Philately Fridays: Indonesia, 1977

Fantastic pair of stamps for Indonesia's 9th Pekan Olahraga Nasional, or the National Games. It's interesting to see how other artists designed sports icons after Otl Aicher shut down the game with his 1972 Olympics icons. That said, I love how there is just enough variety between the style of these icons to keep them interesting, but still very much all in the same family.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Philately Fridays: Israel, 1975

In honor of all the insane yardwork going down at my house right now, here's a stamp commemorating agriculture and celebrating the tractor drivers all across Israel. The curvy serifs in the green Hebrew ישראל text fits so well with the curvy green highlight shapes on the tractor and the driver's sleeve. Love it.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Children's Hospital icons

Very cool and effective set of icons for the Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires, designed by Guillermo Gonzales Ruiz and Gabriel Ezcurra.

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