SLEEPY TIME! Do Not Disturb Hotel Door Hangers

do ot disturb hangers

Athens Hotel door hanger + El Al Airlines hanger for sleepy time

Woah, Michael Lebowitz just posted an awesome collection of hotel door hangers.

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A lil somethin’ for the players

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Theatre arts at Western Illinois University Summer 1968

Yep, thats right I’m breaking out the vintage drama club dorkery.

Modern Vintage Stamps from Norway – First Day Cover 1966

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First day cover for Norway 1966 – Feat Sam Eyde 1866/1940 stamp and Kristian Birkeland 1867/1917 stamp.

Beautiful set of stamps dedicated to the Norwegian engineer Samuel Eyde and the scientist Kristian Olaf Birkeland. My copy (above) has a postmark on it, so I tracked down another version without the post mark at the excellent Postimerkki.

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also worth checking:

vintage modern stamps from Israel

Iain Follett’s stamp collection

The New Year / Sasha Barr

Sasha Barr

The New Year is the one man super-shop run by Sasha Barr. Sasha illustrates, designs, and prints lots and lots of posters (among other things). I’m really impressed by the amount of work, and the variety of ideas and execution. His work is a nice combination of rough textures, type, hand-drawn and found images, and fun, quirky ideas.

Postcode Typeface based off Gert Dumbar stamp available for download

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Top: Postcode typeface designed by Christophe Stoll 2008- Bottom: POSTCODE stamp designed by Gert Dumbar in 1978.

Christophe Stoll recently emailed to let me know of a cool typeface he designed called Postcode which is based off a stamp in the Iain Follett Stamp collection we featured. Check out Christophe’s website to hear the story behind Postcode and to download the typeface for FREE.

After you download the typeface, put some time aside to browse Iain Follett’s amazing stamp collection on Flickr.

Matte Stephens interview

matte stephens interview

I’m really excited to present today’s interview. Matte is one of my favorite artists and an all around rad guy. Matte makes amazing art and lives in a house with lots of cool modern furniture. In Matte’s conversation with us he shares some of the people/things that inspire his work, the characters that frequent his paintings as well as a glimpse into his studio and home.

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Doshi Levien – Base Patterns for Tefal Teflon cookware

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Bottom of Tefal pans designed by Doshi Levien

This makes me ashamed to look at my crappy IKEA pans.

(via the awesome orange you lucky!)

Ladislav Sutnar – Telephone Numbers on Letterheads

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How to show telephone numbers on letterheads – c early 1960s

The idea of a set of parenthesis surrounding the area code in a phone number dates back to the booklet above and Ladislav Sutnar’s design work for AT&T. Aflier has posted scans of this booklet which includes 15 letterheads selected by Sutnar with various options of laying out a 10 digit phone number.

(via the always excellent iso50 blog)

Also worth checking:
Sweets Catalog promo designed by Ladislav Sutnar

Vintage Electronics and Music Concrete booklet

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Nieuwe Muziek – Concrete en elektonische muziek by Gerard de Wit c1968

Great cover photo of a dutch recording studio from the 1960s. Check out all the vintage analog recording equipment! So many buttons, switches, knobs, reel to reels and dials. If your into 60s computer interfaces, tape machines and old mixing boards, I highly recommend you check out Stewf’s amazing Control Panel Flickr group.

Mucho  thanks to Chris at Groove Merchant for hooking me up with the booklet.