Published on March 5, 2010
What exactly is it about letters, type, font that is so fascinating? I can’t quite put my finger on it – the pull I feel towards typography. It’s not about words, although I love words. It applies equally to characters printed on a page, painted on a sign, created out of wood or metal as another form of signage, or worked into beautiful digital design on my computer screen. It also applies to numbers, by the way.
I wrote about my relationship with vintage sign letters last year, here. But I am feeling the tug, the love,…READ MORE
Published on February 28, 2010
Did you know that the days of the month in 1915 and 2010 are the same? See – today is Sunday Feb. 28, and the 28th of Feb. in 1915 was Sunday too. It’s the little things that make me happy.
Last year Steven’s dad bought a bunch of great old paper (early automobile advertising, catalogs, some wonderful old children’s books) out of a house. And while the intention was to sell the stuff, he held this charming antique calendar aside for me. Because everybody knows how I feel about dog stuff – especially anything…READ MORE
Published on February 22, 2010
The vast majority of dogs in our collection are old – vintage, antique, aging, gracefully or not. This little guy is an exception. I bought this print on etsy a couple of years ago because I just loved his face. His name is Bandit.
The artist is Pey Lu and you can check out her etsy shop here. She paints on a surface of clay, giving her work an interesting earthy quality and underlying texture that I really like. I see that she has recently done a neat series of furniture paintings with some…READ MORE