Cover star. 05.08.2018

Book covers by Pino Tovaglia, mid 1970s. Via. 


Portion of chips. 01.08.2018

‘We love microchips, that’s why we boil them in acid’. What a tagline, what a blog! The colours are something else.ST-UA741 mikron-16m-90nm

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Overprinting of three strengths of colours, 1940. 18.07.2018


Categories: Books Graphics. Pattern.

Tinspiration. 10.07.2018

P1040126 copy

By the sword.

Two delightful books from the 1850s, outlining designs of Samurai banners & coats.

Banners / Coats

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“Le calcul au cours élémentaire” (1959) 29.06.2018

From here.

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Categories: Books Graphics.

Pachinko. 22.05.2018

Old Japanese neon, click each image to be taken to the source.

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Record breakers. 21.05.2018

Lovely old record labels, many more here.


Categories: Graphics.

Subway. 18.05.2018

Unrealised subway maps for Washington DC.

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Wagashi. 09.05.2018

Three Edo period books of designs for wagashi (Japanese sweets).

Book 1   Book 2   Book 3  

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