Check out the blog Project 33 for some great vintage record covers
World Cup Stamps / MAAN Design, 2014
Yet another find that I must credit to the Present & Correct Twitter feed.
Computer History Museum — Brochures / 1950s
Ohhhh my lord what a find. The motherload.
Check out the Computer History Museum for hundreds of PDFs containing high-res scans of computer brochures from the 50s, 60s and 70s. In particular, the 50s examples are amazing; great colours, dynamic layout & outrageous typography.
Check out Beer Mat Tat – a really nice Tumblr by Becky Turner, showcasing her mum’s collection of vintage beer mats.
And I thought my haul from Paris was good. This puts my efforts to shame!
Paris ephemera — road maps / 2014
Some lovely fold-out road maps, found at the same market as the beer mats. The ‘BPortugal’ example dates from 1959; the Travel USA one from 1964. Both designer(s) unknown.
The yellow on the Portugal map must be printed in a special – it’s almost fluorescent – unfortunately the camera hasn’t captured its true vibrancy!
Paris ephemera / 2014
A few gems I found on a recent trip to Paris, at the Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen. Some lovely type and colours on these beer mats; I would guess they date from the 60s and 70s. I know the Watneys branding was by Design Research Unit, but all the others are of unknown origin.