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Magic charm of vintage toys: rockers & wheels

There is something magical and nostalgic in vintage toys. Even when we grow up, child inside of us likes to find this magic from time to time... or even more often. ;) 

Illustrated papercuts, detailed dollhouses, wooden bricks and those mobile toys - rocking horses, cosmic tricycles, pedal cars, participated with dozens of kids in their special journeys. 

Among many wonderful online examples of vintage toys we choosed twelve to show here, in our post. Yes, choice wasn't easy - especially that when you start to watch, it's really hard to take your eyes off of all those toy collections. Anyway - here they are, our favourites (or at least a really nice part of our favourite list):

Vehicles for young riders


Posted: May 20, 2015 | Tagged: pedal car, rocking horse, toys, tricycle, vintage, vintage vehicle, wooden toys

Vintage typography & lettering, part III - hand painted signs

In last part of our blog series about vintage typography and lettering you could read about neons. Now it's time for hand painted signs which are older that more advanced printing techniques, neon signs, motion pictures - and that's their power - their age.

Painter Chauncey Curtis works on a silent film advertisement for a theater in Mankato, Minnesota, in the 1930s. Courtesy Faythe Levine and Sam Macon.

Posted: May 12, 2015 | Tagged: graphic design, lettering, painting, typography, vintage

Rue Marcellin's time machine

Once on this blog characters from Rue Marcellin's poster & print collection came alive. Now we decided to use our time machine and let some of them move to modern times. ;) Here they are:

And here's how they look on original prints:

1. La Vie Parisienne - Conversation avec Mademoiselle - June 1921 Original Magazine Cover Print

2. La Vie Parisienne - En Roue Libre - circa 1920 Original Magazine Print 

Would you like to see some of other characters from RM's prints in modern times? Choose your favourite print from our shop and let us now in the comment below! 

(Photos used as backgrounds - via

Posted: May 06, 2015 | Tagged: collage, illustration, poster, time machine, travel, vintage

Vintage typography & lettering, part II - neons

In the second part of our journey through vintage letters we'll focus on signs, which lit up city streets for decades. We are experiencing a bit of a rediscovery of neons and are giving many of them a chance to shine again!


Posted: Apr 29, 2015 | Tagged: ads, graphic design, lettering, neons, typography, vintage