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Typography of Sanborn NYC maps

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 in Books, Featured, graphic design, History, New York, Typography

Designer Christian Annyas has a post up featuring gorgeous covers from Sanborn insurance map books along with a thorough archive of links to other examples and resources. I’ve drooled over plates like these in the Pratt Library which has stacks of historical insurance map books of the city. Absolutely stunning. Via Khoi Vinh.

Morgan three wheeler (in Celadon!)

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 in Color, Transportation

Ok, yeah, yeah, the Morgan Motor Company three wheeler featured in this nytimes article is pretty cool, but can we just talk about how beautiful the color they painted it is? I mean come on!! It’s celadon!

Also, I love how the English and many of their Northern European neighbors fight their gray skies and brick landscapes with big blocks of bold color like the deep royal blue in the garage doors below. Excellent choice Mr. Morgan! And perfect with the celadon. Fight that brick! Fight it!! I mean look at this guy– he even painted the drain pipes celadon. I love this guy!

The Wooden House Project

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 in Uncategorized


I just discovered this great blog, The Wooden House Project, which explores and documents the history and community of wood frame houses in Brooklyn. Some really interesting stuff.