Vintage anything (or should that be vintage everything) is so hot right now that boxes of old, sorry vintage, postcards take on an attractive patina.


Two euros apiece!






A dress made of paper?

If your wardrobe is lacking a paper dress, perhaps this one with a photograph of Bob Dylan will suit (no pun intended).

According to the Leonard Joel Auction Room website the dress is “c.1967, with photograph of Bob Dylan to front and back, unlabelled and attributed to Harry Gordon Poster Dress Ltd.; accompanied by a colour copy of a photograph of the vendor wearing the dress, believed to be at the 1967 Montreal Expo, Canada

The vendor purchased this dress at a boutique in Carnaby Street, London, c.1967″

The dress is listed as an expected $1,000-1,500.


If you are like me and love writing a list (as old fashioned as list making is in our techno world), you will find this list a source of inspiration.


Specs: Handwritten list on photocopy paper as seen in a bridal shop window.

There isn’t much call for money orders any more. There is always call for great old hand painted signage & wonderful typography however.

And gold is always superb.


There’s so much to love about these newspapers from 1950 that are for sale on ebay.


According to those who know such things, the first rule of online writing is to make your heading applicable, and easily searchable on google. As it’s 2014 and a long time since 1768, I’m pretty sure this heading will never be searched for in google. But imagine if someone did and this page came up on google!

Anyway, this list of names by month is printed on barely there paper, you know the kind that you can see-through and you could almost use as a tissue. To me this is wonderful paper and printing as someone has been really careful, patient and taken time to ensure that the paper is loaded onto the printer and able to be printed on. Mmmm.paperpi_tableau


Retro advertising posters are very in-vogue at the moment.

This one is an ad. for a small French village called Rocamadour.

Specs: 300gsm gloss, printed full colour one side


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One of the hints I always remember from a graphic design lecturer is “when all else fails, use red”. That is, red is the go-to colour for all types of graphic design and your clients will invariably love most ideas when presented in red. I’m not sure that the lecturer had done any official research in the area, but having used the strategy a few times myself, it does work.

Beautifully presented paper packaging also works for me so this small pastry purchase ticks a couple of boxes.


Specs: Glossy bright red packaging.

My preference for paper public art is no surprise. This man wearing  a sinister looking onesy was spotted in a country town recently. Judging by the flaking at the bottom of the piece, he may not survive much more rainy weather.

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