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507 Mechanical Movements

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Antiques, Books, Process, Tools


A gentleman named Matt Keveney launched the website, 507movements.com, with all original illustrations from the 1868 book, Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements by Henry T. Brown. Keveney has animated some of the examples very elegantly. It’s a fabulous site. Beautiful to peruse and total educative.

Gertel’s Bakery Luncheon

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Advertising, Antiques, Brooklyn, Decay, graphic design, Typography

Stunning. Want to know more? See google.

Montana Brewery

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 in Antiques, Architecture, History, I want it

What I really love about this one is that you can tell by the telephone pole on frame left and the roofing on frame right that this structure lived well into the 20th century. I want it.

Montana Post Office

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 in Antiques, Architecture, History

Amazing paneled gothic frieze and crenellations on this victorian building.

Vigilantes of the Montana Territory

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 in Advertising, Antiques, graphic design, History, Typography

Umm… AWESOME!!!! (via nytimes via the Grolier Club)

The most beautiful McDonald’s in America

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Antiques, Architecture, Branding, Food, Interiors, New York

This is real. Scoutingny.com posted it. Amazing. Wonder if their Coca-Cola still has cocaine in it. And costs five cents.

(And I’d like to know what scoutingnyc knows about international restaurants that prevents this from stealing the global superlative.) Via KR.

Draplin Design Co. Field Notes Archive

Posted on May 10, 2012 in Antiques, Endless stuff, graphic design, History

Aaron Draplin, designer and manufacturer of today’s ubiquitous “Field Notes” notebooks, shows his collection of antique note books used as corporate marketing tools. Super cool. Via stpl.

Disposable pen dispenser

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Antiques, Endless stuff, Quotidien things

Remember these? There’s one in the Pratt library. I always love seeing it.

Old photos of New York

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Antiques, Architecture, History, New York, Photography

Insanely beautiful and cool early 20th century photos of New York from the NY Municipal Archives were published on The Atlantic website. Check them out.

Vintage stationary with architectural vignettes

BibliOdyssey has a post displaying fantastic samples from Columbia University’s collection of commercial stationary.