Tag Archives: mid-century

Dan Reisinger Brussels Exposition Poster, 1958

[singlepic id=284 w=500 h=0 float=] Just scored this wonderful Dan Reisinger poster on eBay, from the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It even came with the original envelope in which it had been mailed to Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. / WTTV in Bloomington, Indiana, from Brussels, Belgium in 1958. According to Wikipedia, Mr. Reisinger won first prize […]

NYU Stern Orientation Program print photos

This project has been previously detailed, but I recently photographed the actual booklets for posterity. Here’s how they came out. [singlepic id=265 w=500 h=333 float=] [singlepic id=266 w=500 h=333 float=] [singlepic id=267 w=500 h=333 float=] [singlepic id=268 w=500 h=333 float=] [singlepic id=269 w=500 h=333 float=] [singlepic id=270 w=500 h=333 float=]

More vintage matchbooks

After the last treasure trove of matchbooks I came across, the idea of starting a collection of my own has been on my radar. I found a few on eBay that were from Torrance, California, the current location of three steps ahead and a subject of particular interest to me. The same seller had a […]

Original photographs that became our silhouettes (Photo by Sakura Koontz)

Josh & Alyssa Wedding “Save the Date” Postcard

[singlepic id=226 w=500 h= float=] [nggallery id=14] My fiancée Alyssa and I are not typical when it comes to our wedding planning. For one thing, we’re getting married at an unconventional venue, the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. Moreover, we both work in design, and there’s no chance in heck that we’d buy any prepackaged […]

The SCROC Industrial Technology building

Metal architectural lettering

One of my favorite aspects of living in Southern California is the local architecture and its accompanying signage. Many of the schools in my area were built in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and lots of them utilize gorgeous, low x-height, geometric titling faces like the ones on which Neutraface is based. The Southern California […]

The Heritage Club—gorgeous book design

[singlepic id=136 w=520 h= float=] [nggallery id=10] I’m a sucker for well-designed books—the paper, the printing, the typography, the illustration, the binding. Yum. Unfortunately, well-designed, well-printed, well-typeset books are the exception nowadays, not the rule. I learned by watching the Antiques Roadshow that it became common practice in previous centuries for publishers of expensive books […]

Cosmographs update

[singlepic id=115 w=500 float=] After my recent post on harmonographs, I ponied up for a copy of the Photo-Lettering Alphabet Thesaurus, Volume 2. And now that I can read the book in “full resolution,” I learned a bit more about these mysterious space drawings. The following is transcribed directly from the book: [singlepic id=119 w=250 […]