Friday, January 31, 2014

Philately Fridays: Portugal, 1978

Three gorgeous stamps from Portugal with huge graphic numerals and a shout out to the Portuguese postal system. Salute!

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vintage Gasoline Logos

Less is more, and here are some of the greatest gas company logos of all time to prove it.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Expo 67 Official Guide

Here are some highlights from the official guidebook to the 1967 World's Fair held in Montréal, Quebec. The book belonged to my grandparents, who picked it up at the fair. Lots of beautiful architectural drawings, logos, and illustrations to enjoy here.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Philately Fridays: Mexico, 1976

Stamps about stamps! Mexico steps up with a great design based on stamp perforation gauges in honor of the International Philatelic Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1976.

Related: More stamps about stamps.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Brite and Wild Reflections Fashion Paint Kit

Super groovy set of early 1970s iron-on clothing designs, right from the dawn of graphic t-shirts.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Philately Fridays: Germany, 1972

Two gorgeous stamps from the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. I really love the simplicity of the illustrations here. So much achieved with such a basic form vocabulary.

Related: Otl Aicher's pictogram system for the 1972 Olympic Games

Friday, January 3, 2014

Philately Fridays: United States Commemorative Mint Stamp Set, 1974

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My good friend Joe recently gave me a few of these gorgeous commemorative stamp sets for my birthday. Each set contains a selection of stamps issued by the United States that year in a folder (front and inside shown above) with info about each stamp. Here's the set from 1974 which features a bunch of stamps I'd never seen before.