Posts tagged ephemera
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
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.