Saturday, September 26, 2009

it has all been done

I just stumbled onto this site featuring vintage travel ephemera from the 20s and 30s. All of it is gorgeous. And a large majority of the work looks like current designs that I love today. The main difference is that they actually had to cut and layer everything manually. None of this digital stuff.

Friday, September 25, 2009

friends of type

A simple blog featuring "a sketchbook, an archive, a dialogue" of type.

via: Grain Edit

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

poster cabaret

I am on a big bold color kick right now. As seen by all of the posters I picked out from Poster Cabaret. It is another great site for checking out gig posters.

side note: I do wish that the Cabaret would change their logo font. It is just too cutesy.

Friday, September 18, 2009

david pearson + penguin books

The amount of thought that goes into the Penguin covers, spines and series just boggles my mind. So so so beautiful. David Pearson is a current designer for many of their new covers. He features his own as well as old covers on his wonderfully simple site.

via: Rifle blog

Thursday, September 17, 2009


We play this video if we need instant giggles in our house. I have a thing for the beat guy in this video and in Mahna Mahna.

Monday, September 14, 2009

le site

Design & Typo, le Site by Peter Gabor is chock full of beautiful graphic design. There is page after page of both new and old. I have pulled from the Paul Gabor libraries.

a little inspiration ...

Friday, September 11, 2009

amy bennett

When I first saw Amy Bennett's paintings I thought they were photographs ... similar to the pictures of miniatures featured here, here, and here. Her style is nostalgic + idyllic + a tiny bit dark. I really like them all.

via: BB-Blog

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

they might be giants

Our awesome new neighbors introduced us to They Might Be Giants, Here Come the ABCs. We are up to over 70 plays on the above song in iTunes. My favorite is hearing D sing "an epidemic of missing letters". I love that the bizarreness of TMBG translates so well into kid's music. And I also love that they are using it for teaching. They have a Here Comes the 123s and a Here Comes Science.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

vintage pictures

All of the pictures in this Flickr set could be my grandparents. I need to start scanning my Mom's photo library.

I especially love in the picture above the look of the guy on the right. Makes me think that not much has changed in 80 years.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

adrian johnson

Yet another Brit rocking it with killer illustrations. See more here.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

stratford hall plantation

An old family friend is on the board of directors at Stratford Hall. When she called for help with their advertising I had no idea what it was or why it was important. Set on cliffs overlooking the Potomac in northeast Virginia, Stratford Hall was the Lee family plantation. Robert E. Lee being the most famous. But his ancestors, Francis Lightfoot and Richard Henry, signed the Declaration of Independence. This property is yet another of the amazing historical gems in Virginia.

Like many other non-profits, Stratford Hall is hurting with this awful economy. Our friend Kathy has commissioned a friend to create beautiful, one of a kind jewelry in honor of the Lee crest (a squirrel sits at the top). Our ads feature the jewels and will run nationwide in gardening magazines.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

sc on fb!

We have joined the rest of the world and are now on Facebook. Please be sure to become a Seymour Cornelius fan to see updates on your home page. We will be posting some new work + some new great finds.

And check out some friend's pages whose logos we were privileged to create!