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Kitsch french Postcards

Large collection of incredibly Kitsch French postcards from the 5o’s, 60′s & 70′s

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No not really. But i am going to Thailand. Wey Hey!

Never been before but i’ve seen a lot of Lomos from a certain ex-flatmate of mine that looked absolutely stunning. So i can’t wait. You might get the odd random post from Cookie while i’m away as he’s offered to look after the place for me ; )

See you in 2 weeks!

Thailand Lomo by Mr.Lomo

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Qlassic

The quote on the left doesn’t refer to the picture on the right btw ;)

The chaps from Qlassic, a Paris based illustration studio, dropped me their portfolio today and i had a rummage. There’s some lovely stuff in there. Ranging from graphic and illustrative typefaces to textural ink and collage portraits. The three designer’s Redouane Oumahi, Gee Federighi, & Solo show their various styles here.

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George Ladas : The Horse

I had no idea that horses were in fact man-made. Goes to show, you learn something new everyday.

More mysteries exploded here.

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Space Invaders Flickr

Collection of Space Invaders, shot by Doc 18. There’s one near my place. They appear like mushrooms in the night. I have a huge blank wall on the end of my house. Maybe if i left out some mince pies and a carrot, one might appear in the morning …

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Rey Mistero

Monsters and mad characters. Really warm texture effects over vector graphics. Bonkers and beautiful.

Thanks Greg for the hot tip!

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Miniture Analog

These are just amazing. What can you say. I know they’ve been around a while, but i just had to put them up. They’re so tiny it’s a pure labour of love. Can i buy them please??

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Graphis

So nice! More here.

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Stu Smith Cardboard Legoman

I wish i knew more about this image. Who made it ? Why ? Is there someone hiding inside there ? Where can i buy a cardboard Lego man suit!

Found at My FFFFOUND.

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I never thought i’d be writing that sentance… !

But yes, there’s some beautiful examples in there. I love how much effort and style went into ‘old fashioned’ packaging design. Works of art. I mean how much modern packaging would you like to hang on your wall at home ?

Type Writter Ribbon Tins

Well worth seeing the full Flickr collection here. Collected by UpperCase.

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A little while before Christmas, Cookie and I started out on a set of paintings for our mate El to brighten up her studio and to match her new website ( designed and made by Cookie and Mattias ).

Cookie designed the original characters, and i helped to bring them alive on the canvas. Those outlines are fiddly! I’d forgotten how much i love painting.

See the finished pics here!

Squirrel, Chick, and Seed Boy

The colours are a bit crap as i took them on my camera phone. I need to sort out a new digital camera. Let me know if you love yours, i’d appreciate any good recommendations ;)

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The best bit about making Sock Monkeys and monsters is putting the face on at the end. You can do quite a bit with a couple of buttons, but the mouth is where you get to choose if it’s evil or jolly. Here’s a before and after shot of a little angry monster. In some ways a quite like them blank too.

Gobbie the monster

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Cuthbert SockMonster Cat

I made this cheeky chap for my Dad at Christmas time. He’s got a good stunned expression i think. But i guess that’s not a hard look to pull off when you have buttons for eyes!

Cuthbert is now roaming free in the wilds of Cornwall.

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Retro Futures

Wow. How cool is that ? It’s a killer pigeon tractor beam …

A whole site of retro book covers and illustrations depicting past visions of the future. Amazing colours.

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Graph Girl - Indexed

Cheers Nilesh for letting me know that Indexed aka Jessica Hagy has a new book out on the 28th Jan. Grab a copy here. : )

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