Posts tagged ephemera

Gaslight Style | Sheaff : ephemera (via @typegirl)

One pronounced aspect of Victorian design was a great interest in creating the illusion of depth, particularly so with lithographers. Type, vignettes, products and design elements are made to seem multi-layered through the use of shadows, superimposition, dimensional banners and ribbons, turned-up faux page corners and choice of colors. Some have labeled this the “Gaslight Style” approach to design…
Questions: How common was this style at the time? An everyday kind of thing? I wonder if it was as beautiful to the Victorian era public as it is to us now.
Archery is for Everyone
Ben Pearson ad in Outdoor Life, Dec. 1956
Via I Am A Friend Of The Squirrels

Archery is for Everyone
Ben Pearson ad in Outdoor Life, Dec. 1956
Via I Am A Friend Of The Squirrels

Carrying A Heavy Rabbit
illustration from the Girl Scout Handbook, 1947 (via IAAFOTS)

Victor L. Chandler trade card (Collection of Jonathan Bulkley) (via Sheaff : ephemera)

Letterology: Czechoslovakian Stamp Designs
Small scale hand lettering at its finest.

Hospital visit (by Cacomixl)

These colors simply don’t exist anymore.

Mod skiier (by Cacomixl)

“My mum rocked that pink hat for years. Great coat too.”

1950 Rose Bowl Program

The footballers, in old school uniforms, exploding from a dainty rose background. The expressions on their faces. The shading on the hand lettered slab caps. So great in so many ways.

We regret the error. Great find by Mark Michaelson, author of Least Wanted. The comments are good too.

Monopoly Cards, Pre-Pennybags

These illustrations were used by Parker Brothers before they settled on the Rich Uncle Pennybags theme. Cards courtesy the collection of Dana Fred Ryman via Adena.

Romance (by Stephen Coles)

From a friend’s collection of vintage paperbacks. When she moved, she left them behind in a cardboard box on a sidewalk somewhere in Burbank. Hope they went to a good home.

For more, this looks like a decent book: The Look of Love: The Art of the Romance Novel

Alimony (by Stephen Coles)

From a friend’s collection of vintage paperbacks. When she moved, she left them behind in a cardboard box on a sidewalk somewhere in Burbank. Hope they went to a good home.

For more, this looks like a decent book: The Look of Love: The Art of the Romance Novel

The Dim View (by Stephen Coles)

From a friend’s collection of vintage paperbacks. When she moved, she left them behind in a cardboard box on a sidewalk somewhere in Burbank. Hope they went to a good home.

For more, this looks like a decent book: The Look of Love: The Art of the Romance Novel

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