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Loads of fun illustration and design in this Vintage Japanese Ads Flickr set.

Loads of fun illustration and design in this Vintage Japanese Ads Flickr set.

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Here’s a great Flickr set: The Bart&Co. Historic Clip Art Collection

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A nice collection of old bookplates over at BibliOdyssey, which remains one of the richest resources on the Internet.

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A Tumblr called Soviet Postcards has a wide variety of Soviet-era Russian postcards from the 40s, 50s, and 60s featuring a wide range of illustration styles.

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From this great collection of vintage Valentines on Flickr.

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A gorgeous high-res scan of the 1962 Disneyland map. Be sure to view all sizes to take in all that detail.
(via Flickr user Wishbook, whose collections are a treasure trove of printed ephemera)

A gorgeous high-res scan of the 1962 Disneyland map. Be sure to view all sizes to take in all that detail.

(via Flickr user Wishbook, whose collections are a treasure trove of printed ephemera)

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"Whale of a Convention" (by K. James+ Add Contact)
The clean graphics, type choices, and faded, distressed ink on this 1955 periodical are a beautiful combination.

"Whale of a Convention" (by K. James+ Add Contact)

The clean graphics, type choices, and faded, distressed ink on this 1955 periodical are a beautiful combination.

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4CP | Four Color Process - adventures deep inside the comic book
4CP is a blog that romanticizes the dot-pattern world of old comic books. Don’t miss the heady love letter to ink and pulp, In Defense of Dots:
Dots emit radiation. As you get closer to them, they begin to vibrate and pulse. Moving closer still, the color separations become dramatically separate: Solids become very solid and the black ink holds together, while the CMY dots fly apart. Foreground and background, positive and negative space, reverse unexpectedly. Orange, green, brown, and fake gray give up their secrets, and the basic building blocks of a universe reveal themselves. Unstable molecules, built of primary colored atoms, buzz at different frequencies. Vectors of visual force, experienced implicitly at original size, become intense. Behind everything is wood pulp paper, a still deeper layer of creation, with its own unstable properties.
(Good to know purple prose is still purple, even if it’s made up of tiny magenta and cyan dots)

4CP | Four Color Process - adventures deep inside the comic book

4CP is a blog that romanticizes the dot-pattern world of old comic books. Don’t miss the heady love letter to ink and pulp, In Defense of Dots:

Dots emit radiation. As you get closer to them, they begin to vibrate and pulse. Moving closer still, the color separations become dramatically separate: Solids become very solid and the black ink holds together, while the CMY dots fly apart. Foreground and background, positive and negative space, reverse unexpectedly. Orange, green, brown, and fake gray give up their secrets, and the basic building blocks of a universe reveal themselves. Unstable molecules, built of primary colored atoms, buzz at different frequencies. Vectors of visual force, experienced implicitly at original size, become intense. Behind everything is wood pulp paper, a still deeper layer of creation, with its own unstable properties.

(Good to know purple prose is still purple, even if it’s made up of tiny magenta and cyan dots)

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Great Flickr set of Magic Lantern slides.

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Kinder und Jugendbücher from the 18th century
A collection of German kids books from the 18th and 19th Century. Plenty of medium-to-high-res scans to keep you busy for a while.

Kinder und Jugendb├╝cher from the 18th century

A collection of German kids books from the 18th and 19th Century. Plenty of medium-to-high-res scans to keep you busy for a while.