Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Treasure Shopping

This morning I visited The Treasure Shop up the street from my house in Wakefield Village and found this lovely book cover to use for collage.

Another cool find was a copy of Handbook of Early Advertising Art - Typographical and Ornamental Volume by Clarence P. Hornung. It's full of plates photographed from type specimen books from the 19th century and a lot of them ("Demented Darwinians" for example) reveal much about their time and are hilarious to read.

Also stuck inside I found a page of hands cut from another design book:

Some magnificent collage inspiration here, to be sure!

And I also added this gem to my collection of decorative endpapers:

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