Archive for the ‘Useful sites.’ Category

Ribbon.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

An epic collection of old French ribbons was discovered this morning. Here are some of our favourite spreads, click the links below for the individual books.

Velour (i) Velour (ii) Velour (iii)

Satin

Edged

Bouclé

Motifs

Tartan

Border/Chain

Mixed (i)

Mixed (ii)

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I love ligatures.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

For type lovers, a blog devoted to lovely ligatures.

 

So sweet.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A huge collection of vintage American sugar cubes. Really nice type & muted colours to be found.

Almanak Silva.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

A wonderful blog dedicated to the history of Portuguese illustration.

Japanese Advert Pool.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A great resource of old Japanese adverts. Right here.

Reclame vechi Romanesti.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A very large, and growing, collection of Romanian ephemera. Ads, packaging, books & labels.

Wydawnictwo Iskry.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

All taken from here, the back catalogue of Polands oldest publisher.

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Vernacular Typography.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Lettering in the urban environment.

Pints in the Sun.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Find a pub near your that won’t be in the shade. Genius!

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Click for 70 of the most useful websites on the internet.

Typographique.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Taken from this brilliant archive of French typography.


A Survey of Ukrainian Book Design.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Right here.

Buvards.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

French promotional blotters, via here.

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German Post War Modern.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Focus on Post-War Modern Architecture, Art and Design from Germany and its neighbouring countries.

Letraset Society.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Society for the Preservation of Letraset Action Transfers. see also.

Holding Pattern.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

An excellent blog devoted to aerial shots of runways – showing off their lines, shapes and colour perfectly. Niche, but nice.

Coasting.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

An EPIC collection of old coasters here. We’ve picked out some favourite but you could probably spend at least a day there. Take sandwiches.

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Happy Camping.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

A brilliant online museum of caravan models and accompanying ephemera.

Pick your Own.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Our favourite internet find this week is Fruit City – an ongoing map of London showing fruit trees in public spaces. Help yourself, make a crumble.

Useful Coffee Maps.

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Click the city, find the map.

London
Auckland
Paris
New York
Melbourne
Tokyo
LA
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Europa.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

A great tumblr devoted to postcards of excellent architecture.

Calculating.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

A treasure trove of volvelles, slide charts & other analog calculating tools. via coudal. You might also like these.

IBM.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

A growing archive of new and old design for IBM. Dreamy.

Good Things.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

In this weeks Good Things, for AnOther Magazine, we celebrate the beauty of the gradient.

Tobias Faisst.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

A photographer with a Tumblr of nice pics and compositions.