For this Valentines Day (note the three hearts), I found this cool little package full of pattern, full of color (even though it’s only two), and full of life. I love the use of the triangle all over along with the aged color in the paper. The shapes of the candles are very cool too. They are made by Pariserlys and are called Paris Candles.
These were handcrafted in Denmark and are probably from the 1950’s-1960’s.
Design: Unknown | Year: Unknown | Photos: Javier García
In the back of the packaging we got:
Made in Denmark
Dansk Håndarbejde (Danish Crafts)
This is an awesome album cover of the Italian eighteenth-century composer Antonio Vivaldi that I was able to find from the amazing American Modern Design Pioneer, Alvin Lustig. It’s a bit dusty with a couple stains but considering its age its understandable. I was immediately drawn to it for its shapes, then I saw the printed signature and immediately payed for it at an old stack of records from an antique store.
I love the rhythm and the relationship between the backgroung and typography arrangements. The color is amazing. Not sure if this was originally printed on a white paper but the aged tone gives it a nice touch.
Design: Alvin Lustig | Year: 1952 | Photos: Javier García
Haydn Society Album Covers, 1952
Copyright 1953 by the Haydn Society, Inc.
Cover Design by Alvin Lustig
So I’m driving down to the San Francisco airport very tired on a long Sunday to take my sister to her red eye flight back to México. We usually stay for a bit, while they leave. But this time I almost ran out of time to be with them. I got very distracted by this exhibit called “Scandinavian Modernism – In Pursuit of Function and Beauty“.
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