Archive for the ‘Useful sites.’ Category

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Japanese Art Deco postcards will make you happy.



Monday, December 8th, 2014

194 coasters from a classic Czech beer. All of them are amazing.

Flowers, Liquor, Hair

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

A great Tumblr dedicated to signage from florist, liquor stores & hairdressers.

С Рождеством!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Some old Christmas & New Year cards from the USSR. For lots more click here, here, here, here & here.



Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Archive for Rural Contemporary Architecture, an ongoing project.


Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Three books of 17th century kimono wrappers, right here.


Light at arms length.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

To celebrate November 5th we took a trip to the online museum of fireworks & found lots of fun graphics. Lots more here and here


This way —>

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

For nearly 10,000 photos of arrow signs.


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)







Mixed (i)

Mixed (ii)


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.


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.


Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Taken from this brilliant archive of French typography.

A Survey of Ukrainian Book Design.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Right here.


Monday, June 16th, 2014

French promotional blotters, via here.


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.


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.