Friday, March 26, 2010

Philately Fridays: Venezuela, 1976

There's something hiding in that image - I just can't figure out what it is. Ideas anyone?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Philately Fridays: Uruguay, 1978

Uruguay comin' with the ill 1000-sided cube pattern.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cocina Mexicana

Last November, I posted some images from a book called BOOZE - a book of drink recipes featuring some super groovy illustrations. Just last week, Pileup reader and frequent image contributor Jeremy Pettis hipped me to a similar-looking book of Mexican recipes called Cocina Mexicana. After seeing a few of the page images, I realized the book was indeed written and illustrated by the Booze crew! (author June Dutton, illustrators Ann & Bruce Butte) I tracked down a copy and am very excited to share these samples from Cocina Mexicana.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Philately Fridays: Switzerland, 1972

A stamp commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Swiss railway. If you feel so inclined, you can read more about the Swiss railway here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


This time we're putting the Canada Broadcasting Corporation sunburst up against the Nuclear Pacific Inc of Seattle radioactive burst!


Nuclear Pacific


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Letraset Type Samples

Extra tough typography from German designer Christof Gassner for a Letraset type sample catalogue, circa 1980.