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More BOAC goodness from the last Ephemera Fair. This is the on-board safety leaflet from a BOAC flight, dating from around 1952 (we think). We’re totally in love with the shot of the girl on the cover. She’s so wholesome, and cheerful, and looks generally thrilled to be wearing a lifejacket. “Gosh, I say Roger, […]
Flickr user Roadsidepictures has a plethora of fantastic pictures, including a found set of old Polaroids of signs in Washington, all taken by an employee of a sign company. There’s lots of other great stuff on his pages, including a huge Ephemera collection. Flickr: built for Fridays. (Thanks to Yvette for the linkage)
Our friends over at People will always need plates have freshened up their site with some lovely new bits and bobs. Perfect timing if you fancy ordering up some sublimely elegant Christmas gifts. (And who’s to say those gifts can’t be for yourself?)
We made our way to the Ephemera Fair on Sunday, and picked up a few choice items. First up is this conversion guide from BOAC, from 1954, back when £1 was worth $2.80. We’ve got a bit of a soft spot for all the BOAC branding – possibly it’s because we yearn for a time […]
Please. Watch this. It’s from early last year, but it’s a simply fantastic, witty, engaging and compelling talk from Sir Ken Robinson, entitled Do Schools Kill Creativity? If only all talks were this good. Via the ever-brilliant swissmiss.
Just loving this. You may have seen the New York City ads (by BBH New York) that have been on the TV lately, or perhaps read about them over on the Creative Review blog. They feature the chunky, and controversial, new New York City identity created by Wolff Olins. They were the folks behind the […]
Just a quick note to mention that the latest Ephemera Society Bazaar is happening this Sunday, 21 October, at the Bonnington Hotel in Holborn, from 11 to 6. Check out Alistair’s Flickr set to see some of the goodies he’s picked up there before. Or check out this post to see what he picked up […]
We’ve been doing a bit of research lately into sustainable graphic design, so we figured it might be good to share the information we’ve picked up on the way. It’s by no means comprehensive, and hopefully most of it you already know, whether you’re a designer or someone who commissions design. But, hey, sometimes it’s […]
The 7th Annual Bicycle Film Festival rides into London next Wednesday (17 October) for five days of, well, bikes and films. There’s a stack of movies being shown, including the Saftey in Numbers documentary (7pm Thursday), about the Fireflies team who ride across the alps each year in aid of leukaemia charity Leuka. Check out […]
Arcade Fire have just launched the new online video for their single Neon Bible, from the album of the same name. We’ve had the CD on fairly solid rotation here in the We Made This studio, and this is one of our favourite tracks. Go play.
The poster show at the Imperial War Museum (see our previous post) reminded us to check out the folks over at Keep Calm. They’re the people behind the much talked about Keep Calm and Carry On poster, who have been keeping busy and now have a range of prints and posters, as well as some […]
We wandered up the road this weekend to check out the new War Posters: Weapons of mass communication show at the Imperial War Museum. It’s a fantastic exhibition, really clean and crisp, with a huge selection of propaganda posters dating from 1914 onwards, from the UK, Europe, America and Russia. There are a few classics […]
Regular readers of the We Made This Blog will already know of our soft spot for clothing company Howies. They make great clothes and try to make the world a better place at the same time. There’s a great history about how they set the company up on their site, and this post about some […]
Some nice bits and pieces over on Pia Knight’s site. She’s a Fabrica graduate, and does a nice line in nipple badges. Go take a look why don’t you…
First they had balls bouncing down a street courtesy of Nicolai Fuglsig, then explosions of paint around a tower block from Jonathan Glazer, and now Sony have launched their latest Bravia ad by Frank Budgen. It’s a lovely bit of film, created by ad agency Fallon, and with animation overseen by Darren Walsh at Passion […]