Category Archives: TRAVEL

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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1930’s boat brooch

I love this 1930’s brooch I found a while back made from very early plastic – I would also love a cruise on this serene pale pink sailboat I found this in an indoor fleamarket in Arundel, a pretty and … 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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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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Portugese Vintage Book Covers & Serralves Art Deco Villa

I spent a week skipping around Porto in Portugal a while back and was cheered to find some playful book graphics lurking at flea markets and in musty back street shops.  Some colourful 1960’s and 70’s psychedelic numbers here: I … Continue reading

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Hungarian Book Covers

Just got back from adventuring in Transylvania and Hungary.  Found all of these titles by chance in a backstreet bookshop in Budapest.  Some fairly unhinged imagery similar to the covers I featured last year from Lviv in the Ukraine. My … Continue reading

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