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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Friday, July 16, 2010

Philately Fridays: Germany, 1972

4-stamp set from Berlin Germany, inspiring the youngsters to look after animals. Not sure about dumping a whole bunch of kittens into a sack though.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vote 4 Clean Water

Designed by Barrett & Gaby in 1971 for Miami's "Vote 4 Clean Water" committee - something I think we can all get down with, especially on a day like today.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stephan Lion

Logomark for Stephan Lion Inc., a Manhattan-based graphic art and communication studio. Circa 1970.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Orlando vacation map

My friend BK-One unearthed this gorgeous brochure / map of family-friendly tourist attractions in Orlando FL, circa 1983. Produced by Landmarker Maps. Not sure who created the illustration though.

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See also:
Theme Park Maps
Vacationland Magazine
EPCOT Center map

Friday, July 9, 2010

Philately Fridays: Israel, 1975

Another stamp designed by one of my favorite Israeli graphic artists Asher Kalderon. That is one nice looking college campus.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Three Psychedelic Posters

Here are three groovy posters designed by three different artists from three different points on the globe for three various clients. All are circa 1969/1970.

Keiichi Tanaami (Japan) for an illustrated book.
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Dieter Fix (Cologne, Germany) promoting Moroccan oranges.
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Alan Gelman (New York) for Sears.
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Philately Fridays: World Cup Edition

Copa Mundial fever is running the F wild. In honor of this morning's match, here is a little NED vs BRA stamp-off. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!