Posts Tagged "retro"

November 19, 2010

Nightmare fodder: Two Centuries of Children’s book illustration

The Public Library does it again, folks. This week I found William Feaver’s When We Were Young, Two Centuries of Children’s Book Illustration and it was like seeing Gremlins for the first time in second grade. I didn’t sleep.

Regardless, the book is a fascinating collection of what kids across the universe were looking at by firelight years ago. The image above is by Heinrich Hoffman and the caption reads, “‘Ah!” said Mamma, “I knew he’d come to naughty little suck-a-thumb.”‘ Dang, Hoffman!

More illustrations after the jump.

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August 25, 2010


I love this Yes sign pattern by Telegramme Studio. Telegramme is a London-based duo of graphic designers/illustrators, Christopher & Robert. Check them out!


April 15, 2010

Leandro Castelao

Castelao deconstructs normal things into super vector robot cyborgs that look like they came out of a retro-inspired technical drawing. He’s kinda like an Iron Chef – taking those meals that we are so used to and turning them into haute cuisine deconstructions. Instead of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Iron Chefs give us Brioche Pan Perdu with a Pinot Noir reduction sauce and Peanut foam. For Castelao, its taking animals, birds, and objects and pulling apart all the pieces and reconstructing them from simple shapes and lines into something even more awesome and delicious than the original inspiration. Maybe that has nothing to do with Iron Chef, but I think they are pretty damn cool (and I watch too much Food TV).

Now I’m hungry too.

Castelao’s got some new prints up at Poster Cabaret. Being as though it’s tax day and Uncle Sam has been kind to me, I may actually spring for that Owl print – pretty flippin’ rad. ¬†Wish it was bigger though.

(via Grain Edit)


March 31, 2010

vans and the places where they were.

Vans and the places where they were is a photography collection of retro vans created by photographer and filmmaker Joe Stevens. Joe started the project in 1996, and over the years he has noticed a big decrease in the amount of these clunkers on the roads. I’m going to be sad when they disappear entirely. Check out the website for more cool photos!