Category Archives: ILLUSTRATION

Tallinn Russian Market / Soviet Union pin badges

I’ve recently returned from some eye opening adventuring around Estonia and Finland for summer, so much so my head is a bit congested with all the shiny things I saw.  I’ll start with Tallinn in Estonia; my good friend Jaana … Continue reading

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1920’s German Silent Film-making book

 I came across this wonderful original film tome from the 1920’s on a recent trip to Berlin I spotted it nestling at a Kreuzberg fleamarket and was drawn in by it’s cover, finely crafted using delicately cut out paper With … Continue reading

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1940’s Funghi Book covers

I came across this cheeky duo at the market I run recently and was so charmed by the bold, pop graphics and supreme colour scheme I had to manhandle a customer who’d already bought them and ask if I could … Continue reading

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1930’s Portugese Maths Book

One of my favourite recent finds – fantastic magentas on this pretty charming 1930’s illustrated times tables pamphlet.  Found in a junk shop in Porto, Portugal – (if you like this, also worth looking at my other post from there … Continue reading

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Vintage French Illustration

I found this illustrated paper folder at a rural antique shop in Normandy a while back – I think Le Cygne Noir was a grooming product and am guessing this is from the 1940’s perhaps I loved the print quality … Continue reading

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1950’s winter wrapping paper

  Dazzling wrapping paper from the 1950’s with a fantastic palette of acid brights and superb graphics. It also has an enjoyably cheap and crunchy feel to it.  Found at my vintage fair North London Vintage Market I much prefer this … Continue reading

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Romanian Insect Orchestra

Yes, that is a beetle playing a cello… a snail playing a saxophone….. ……and a locust playing a xylophone I found this insane little item on my trip to Cluj Napoca in Transylvania, Romania I talked about in an earlier … Continue reading

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