Friday, July 31, 2009

Philately Fridays: New Zealand 70

3-stamp series from 1970 showing off an array of butterflies. So special. My girlfriend found a Spanish tapestry that looks pretty similar to these and I'll try to post that next week.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Philately Fridays: United Nations, 1977

Funky little two stamp series from the United Nations - I'm pretty sure from 1977 and I can't figure out from which country these are from. Either Austria or Switzerland. Anyone out there know? Either way, the wing-shaped hands are really doing it for me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Designed by Dickens Design Group in 1972 for Con Agra's line of Puerto Rican-bred chickens.

I think I've seen some recent hip hop or funk record label completely rip this off for their own logo. Can't remember who though.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Philately Fridays: Germany, 1974

4-stamp series from Germany to promote the likkle youths makin' real world moves.

Photography? Check.

Running? Check.

Playing a tune on a fiddle? Check.

Amateur science? Check.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Technicolor Yellow Pages

A couple of years ago, I decided that Google had made phone books obsolete. They're clunky, quicky-outdated, and waste paper, and are the bane of an apartment lobby's existence. Well, phone book company, let me make a deal with you. If you can start making phone books look like this again, I'll take back everything I ever said about you.

Designed by the great Asher Kalderon with Ester Kurty in 1974.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

OPP: Gregory Hubacek

I was sent a few photos by my buddy Gregory Hubacek, Minneapolis-based graphic designer and recent Layer Tennis finalist. He found this cool booklet from Minnegasco in a thrift store and snapped a couple of cell phone pics (please pardon the image quality). I'm guessing these are from 1970? Nice find Greg!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Philately Fridays: Bulgaria, 1978

Great geometric representation of Olympic wrestling on this Bulgarian stamp from 1978.