Friday, 29 March 2013

V Summer Special

V Summer Special; a V magazine Supplement, July 1951.

V Sélections

V Sélections, a Voir Magazine supplement, June 1953.

Juventud Typeface

Juventud typeface designed by Trochut Blanchard, 1950
From The Encyclopaedia of Typefaces by Berry, Johnson, Jaspert; third edition, 1962.

Monday, 25 March 2013

An Approach to Type

John R. Biggs, 2nd edition, 1961.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Radiation Monitor

From Designers in Britain 3, 1951.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Fink University

From Playboy, October 1963.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Waved Bob

Marcel-waved bob from The Ruth D. Maurer Handbook of Beauty Culture, 1931.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Modernism Gone Wrong

These flats, designed by Erno Goldfinger, were a monstrosity from the start but, believe it or not, are now listed.
From Architectural Design, 1956.

Monday, 18 March 2013


Dorville ad from Country Life, January 5th 1945.

Firm Cheeks

From Modern Beauty Culture by Maria Verni, 1933.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

All Girls Are Teasers?

Don't blame me, I just scan the things.
From Wink, December 1954.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

How to Hypnotize

From Whisper, September 1950.


Detail from a Dornol ad in Whisper, September 1950.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Jane Smith

From Gent, June 1960.

Bluebell Wranglers

Wrangler jeans ad from Gent, June 1960.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Intertype Vogue Bold

Move over Gill Sans. Intertype Vogue Bold from an Intertype specimen book, undated.


Undated specimen book.

Friday, 8 March 2013


Square, pointed, oval and fanned beards.
From Coiffure Masculine by Joseph Anzalric, 1942.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Powell Duffryn

From the Penrose Annual, 1954.

Bauhaus Prospectus

Cover of  the1928 Bauhaus prospectus by Herbert Bayer. Reproduced in the Penrose Annual, 1954.


Cover of ARK, November 1952,  as reproduced in The Penrose Annual 1954.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Festival of Britain Map

Map of the Land Travelling Exhibition of the Festival of Britain 1951 which pitched up at Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham.
There were also the static exhibition sites in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast; Arts Festivals up and down the country as well as the travelling Festival ship, ‘Campania’, which moored at Southampton, Dundee, Newcastle, Hull, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Belfast, Birkenhead and Glasgow.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Jewellery Moderne

Sterling silver ring by Margaret De Patta. From Design Quarterly 33, 1955.