You probably will not find much information about this museum in Atlanta guidebooks or travel magazines… The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum (or American Museum of Papermaking) is located at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Established in 1939, the museum is a unique resource where you may find a lot of interesting information about the history of paper and paper making technologies. This is a must-see place for every artist or graphic designer!
The National Postal Museum keeps many treasures… These five American stamps are a great source of inspiration for modern designers. Which one is your favorite?
“I am made Independent in disposition and am willing to fight my own battles . . . Life is a battle in which I am going to win or die.” (F. A. Miller)
He was the owner and chief developer of the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. His energetic lobbying efforts resulted in bringing the Citrus Experiment Station, the interurban street car system and the Opera House to Riverside. This man, who had little formal education and never held an elected office or learned to drive a car, succeeded where many others had failed. His name was Frank Augustus Miller. Continue reading
Vintage cocoa tins, chocolate boxes, trading cards, magazine ads, promotional fans and shop signs… This charming exhibition at the Mingei Museum (San Diego) tells us the story of a company that was, for years, the largest and most prominent chocolate maker in the U.S.
Last year I wrote a post about the history of catalogs. Today I’ve found a really amazing book at the World Digital Library. This unique manuscript is an inventory of the jewelry owned by Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria and his wife, Duchess Anna. The book contains 110 magnificent drawings by the Munich court painter Hans Mielich. It’s a great source of inspiration for modern artists and jewelry makers.