Category Archives: ILLUSTRATION

Studio Visit and Artist Interview: Jurri Arrak

I first came across the work of Estonian artist Jüri Arrak through friends of Kuriosas 50 Watts in the US who unearth all kinds of beautiful and crazed book illustrations from around the globe. These images of Arrak’s children book … Continue reading

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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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