Nothing beats the excitement mixed with nostalgia that rushes from a box full of musty old treasures. When I looked through my Grandma's old keepsakes from her high school days, I was surprisingly more interested in the vintage design of the pamphlets and brochures she kept than some of the snapshots in scrapbooks. I experiences a similar sense of awe when looking through this Flickr set of vintage ephemera from Ohio.
One of the fun things about these little cards is the die-cut shape. How often do you see funky shaped brochures and postcards these days? Not often. I particularly like the skates with wings logo incorporated into the shape of the top left card. It's pretty clean and graphic, but also has traditional preppy elements in its simplicity and color choice.
Check out the movement created by type, too! Words whoosh behind skaters or are diagonally printed across banners, giving each image extra energy. Whimsy is added to energy with these simple engraving-style illustrations boldly inked with block of color.
I'm feelin' a lot of artistic inspiration and overwhelming nostalgia in these designs.
What about you?
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