I love old books. In this computerized era, I still enjoy spending hours in museums and old libraries. Many of them have done an excellent job in digitizing photos and manuscripts from their archives. The Library of Congress, The British Museum or The Vatican Library are just a few clicks away… In one of my previous posts, I showed some modern bookplates. Now is the time to share new discoveries. These old bookplates are truly gorgeous, aren’t they?
One of my previous posts was about porcelain marks. Later, I’ve designed a mug inspired by the elegance of antique pottery. The pattern is based on manufacturers’ marks of 16th – 19th centuries. Pastel color rectangles in shades of rose pink, sky blue and lime green add a modern touch, while the color of marks is traditionally blue.
Custom printed tapes quickly became very popular… However, not only scrapbookers, artists and card-makers enjoy working with them. Many creative agencies have discovered endless possibilities of using tape as a part of many big projects. Packaging design, stationery, advertising, promotional materials, etc. Thoughtfully designed tape can easily make any brand looking modern and unique. Here are some examples of using custom tapes in graphic design industry:
These limited edition postmarks are devoted to Russian federal holidays (WWII Victory Day, The International Women’s Day, etc.), museums and cultural events. Greetings from Saint Petersburg 🙂
These gorgeous porcelain marks were scanned one-by-one from the book entitled “Marks and Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain” (William Chaffers, 1908). Although they have been created 200-500 years ago, some of them look quite modern…