Archived entries for Vintage Design

My Jim Flora Collection

As you might already know, I’m a Jim Flora freak. I’ve been collection his records for many years and every time I come across one I just can not pass on it. As a result, my collection is outgrowing and I’m finding myself having to sell all my duplicates. I will be listing them at my vintage store modfortis.etsy.com. Come and check them out. I’m up for trades if you think you got something I might be interested in. Here are a few already listed:

Animal Logos Part 2

Here are more fun animal logos scanned from various sources. More to come. Make sure you also check out part 1 Enjoy!

Robby Desilva for Mafrel Ready-made Men’s wear 1980 Bombay


Szekeres István for Lovasiskola 1982 Budapest


Eduardo A Canovas for Pampere Infantil 1986 Buenos Aires

Milan Rakic for RO za izradu rashladnih uredaja 1978 Beograd

Medix / Shogo Kumasaka for Tsunoi Denki 1987 Tokyo

Takashi Ishida for Shiki no Kai 1986 Japan

Motoo Nakanishi / Yutaka Sono (art Dir) Susumu Harada (designer) for Daie 1982 Tokyo

Toshio Fukano for Friendly 1986 Japan

Household Gloves Fuller Packaging

Here’s a fun packaging for household gloves made by Fuller Brush Co. It has some fun illustrations of ladies cleaning the house which of course wouldn’t fly with today’s standards but hey the illustrations are nice. The flowers, the glove and the type made me pick up this example of Mid Century Packaging geared towards the fine women of that era. There is no date but I’d say this is from the 1950’s. Enjoy!

Design: Unknown  |  Year: 1950?  |  Photo: Javier Garcia

Par ici, la bonne cuisine by Jean Baches

I made a little trip across the continent to only a few of my favorite places on earth and I tried to pick up something from every place. This one came from Paris. It’s a fun book titled “Par ici, la bonne cuisine” illustrated by french artist Jean Bachés. Not sure if the inside is by Bachés but what stuck me on this was the collage on the cover. Here’s another example of Bachés work »

Design: Jean Bachés   |   Year: 1957   |   Photo Javier García

Victoria Cruises Booklet circa 1960’s

Here’s a fun little Victoria Cruises by Incres Line booklet. I was mostly drawn to the illustrations on the outside as the inside is a bit different. I did include one inside shot for the curious ones. I don’t know much about this except for the fact that this was printed in Italy. If anyone has any clues, let me know. Enjoy!

Design: Unknown   |   Year: 1960’s?   |   Photo: Javier García

Bette Hackett Alumination Magazine

It’s time for the holiday blog post. Here’s a fun issue of Alumination Magazine with cover and feature story designed by Bette Hackett (couldn’t make out the signature completely) put out by Eureka Metals Supply Co. The fun illustrations are a mix of paper cut and other materials with painted illustrations. The story is quite fun too, it talks about why Santa choose the reindeer. So there you have it, enjoy another Christmas with this Mid Century illustrated  gem!

Design: Bette Hackett   |   Year: 1952   |   Photo: Javier Garcia