Category Archives: DESIGN

Christmas Greetings from 1905

Faintly unnerving Christmas cards from all the way back in 1905; coming well over a decade before the birth of Surrealism, yet undoubtedly some some kind of pre-cursor. There are a few more creepy scenes like this online too, this … Continue reading

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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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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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