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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Stephen Coles the typographer posted this on his blog 2017/8/14, still rings true today

LINK: scroll down please . . .

Update: Added a new version of the graphic set in typefaces by Black type designersHalyard by Joshua Darden and Martin by Tré Seals.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Six pages of rubber stamp wipes sent to a rubber stamp friend in the USofA, today

I've spent my spare time over the past two weeks cleaning out and looking at everything in a large showcase. Everything that makes a mark plus rulers, set squares, art equipment from a career in graphic design + sharpeners and rubbers.

Cleaning and repairing items once essential to my trade including boxes of rubber stamps and sets I've used making artist books and rubber stamp works.

Angelica Paez in Houston sent a comment on Instagram (@scrapatorium) in response to my recent  post showing my piece in 'vile-7' with Anna Banana & Bill Gaglione et al.
I've gifted these and sent via registered post to her today - ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

An old catalogue of from a USA doll collector

Bought from eBay maybe 12 years ago ". . . thanks Malcolm" The most important element to me are the blue biro writings AND the many Xs

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Took the tiger for a walk just now

found on Tumblr - I even did an image search so as the credit the carpet owner

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Bob's X and O graphics

I should keep up posting here - Artist, Musician, Auto head, Builder, Husband, Dog loving Human sent me this (search mullet head, I dare you)!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Has anyone seen on of these pooing dogs?

A fellow collector and dealer in St Helen's Tasmania has one also, no packaging though . . .

and no idea about the object.

I believe that some material was pushed up the rear of the casting and set alight . . .

Is this an Australian thing, from USA, from Europe?

And what age is it?

Sunday, March 15, 2020

. . . busy in the studio

Bronze French 'vestas' x2 Lead and Pigment figures x3 Gold plated Jewellery Tree © urban_archaeologycollection

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Lucinda's handwriting

It is a delight to see children learning their cursive writing, well done Lucinda!
And her parent's great taste in letterpress labels . . .

Monday, December 23, 2019

Recently (found) photo with two crosses:

                                                                      X marks the person(s)

Table top portrait

a collection of festive grenades

Porky's Wake

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A second tin (and contents) that I don't have in my collection:

Can of paint: “Bergers Pure Paris Green” containing arsenic, England 19th c. Arsenic poisoning killed many renovators (and professionals) in Victorian England. In fact William Morris owned the mine that provided the arsenic for paint tints that killed many thousands back then.
This product is Canadian made so it swept the world, the 'green trade' . . .
ah, I hear you ask, what is the first tin?
. . . go on - use the search facility on this blog!

Friday, August 2, 2019

English 18th century solid oak baby walker in the collection, hooked high up in the library

I've always wondered if this piece falls into the 'treen' theme?

John Derian products all the way from NYC

My first wife Janis, gave me the new round glass plate for my 70th birthday this July 6th 2019.
Ha - he has 65,000 Instagram followers and I think Janis also gave Barbara a very early rectangular plate from his first studio launch, way back . . . a fellow graphic historian! 

New 'real hair' postcard found in Tasmania - urban_archaeology_collection