Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The World at Your Fingertips

Check out this great logo for a supply store in North Carolina called Aids:

Compare it to one of my favorite hand-related logos from We'll Clean Car Wash in Chicago:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Philately Fridays: Israel 1977

Here's a great three-stamp set from 1977 for Israel's police force and armed forces.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Austin Calling

I'm off to Austin for the week and probably won't have much time to do a lot of heavy bloggings while I'm away.

Stay tuned though, cause once I'm back I'll be posting So Much Pileup's second feature interview! I'm really excited about this one!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Philately Fridays: Cuba, 1972

Cuba does it up in honor of Venice. Love the consistent illustration style and color scheme.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Draplin's Spokane Junkin' Mission

Once again I sit back and let Aaron Draplin do all the hard work, wait for him to drop a few crumbs off the table, and then re-post them on my blog. Here are a few highlights from his recent trip to scour the flea markets and thrift stores of Spokane WA.

First person to identify this logo without cheating wins.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pinball Fever: Jive Time

Here's another pinball machine I'm obsessed with. The only one I've ever seen in real life was in... Jive Time Records in Seattle.

Here's a detail of the backglass:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Classic Bank Logos

Caught this link on the one Aaron Draplin's blog. More than worth a read if you've never checked it out. Aaron posted a link to a site housing more classic international bank logos than you'd ever know what to do with. Here are some of my favorites:

...and it keeps on going and going and going: http://www.buttoncrs.com/banklogos.htm

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Super nice 7" design from Curtis Mayfield and Impressions colleague Eddie Thomas' fantastic soul label Curtom Records, home to The Staple Singers, Baby Huey, Donny Hathaway, and of course Curtis himself.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pinball Fever: When Spanish Eyes are Smilin'

Aside from being a big fan of classic video games, I'm also a big fan of pinball machines. They kinda go hand in hand. I'll start to show some of my favorite pinball machines on here, so I might as well start with what might be my all-time favorite. 1972's "Spanish Eyes" was originally released in a smaller quantity as "Granada" but with very similar, practically identical, artwork. It's a great mix of art deco, '70s funk, and subtle Spanish flair. If anyone knows about a copy for sale in the Twin Cities area, please HOLLER.

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