Thursday, August 11, 2011

An Ode To Typography

A while back I bought a nice little bundle of antique carte de vista photo cards. I love old photographs, but I also love old calligraphy and type--and that's precisely why I got these. So I can stare and then promptly nerd out at the simplistic layouts and lettering designs.
The portraits on the fronts are fine, albeit common and nothing spectacular. But I think the backs are even better. In my studio there's whole pile of them arranged on a board for design inspiration. It's really amazing how many different carte de vista designs there are out there--thousands upon thousands!And my favorite one is nestled on the wall above my painting table, perfectly at home with other antique ephemera scraps...

Le sigh...Some times I really do feel like I was born in the wrong era.


Karlyn said...

Woohoo! So glad to see you writing again and the new stuff! I totally dig the typography obsession as well.

Eggman Studios said...

Thanks, Karlyn! :) It's been suuuuch a long time--feels great to be blogging a bit once again.