Saturday, February 28, 2009


I love the print quality on these stickers.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Larry and Phyllis cooperate

A young Alan Arkin playing Larry on Sesame Street episode # 131/1970.
Plus a mini compilation of Sesame Street goodies.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Timeless! Come view Typographica first hand in the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's Library or visit modernism 101 for information or to purchase——yikes 4000$ for 16 of the total 32 issues. Perhaps you may want to read more on the magazine's founder, Herbert Spencer...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Circles sampled from an old Italian art catalog: Catalogo Nazionale Bolaffi d'arte Moderna n. 7. 1972.

see and say +





All four books from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's Library.

1. See and Say. Text and Woodcuts by Anonio Frasconi. 1955

2. The Sound of Things by William Wondriska. 1955.

3. Limericks by Lear. Limericks by Edward Lear + illustrations by Lois Ehlert. 1965.

4. le petit arbre. Text by Thelma Volckman Delabesse + illustrations by Sylvie Selig. 1967.

Monday, February 23, 2009

a really great thing

Someone (I can't remember who?——so sorry!) gave me this fine package a very long time ago. It's one of the funniest things I own.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

puzzles and anecdotes

An envelope from the late 1800s/early1900s filled with a variety of word and picture games such as the disappearing dime, the quill and card experiment and the mysterious inch…!

Friday, February 20, 2009


We did make it through a very rough week. We'll see what the weekend has in store.

A screengrabbed quote from Brita's thoughtful blog: Behind the Stone Door.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009


Just some basics from my stacks.

A snip-it from a children's activity charmset, Fun with Astronomy: ED-U-CARDS #28, the backcover of The True Book of Sounds We Hear by Children's Press, and little card my Great Grandpa Marion made waaay back.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

real quick post

I love this photo. The Guardian has many more where this came from.

Is it true that we had 30 days of subzero weather this winter? At any rate, the last couple days have been quite balmy. Hurray! But the warmth is making a mess of our skating rinks. Booohoo.

Friday, February 6, 2009

more on Marion

I just refound these cutouts from my sweet great grandpa, Marion Rich. Based on my findings I think we had everything in common.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

in michigan

Great old family slides from the fantastic Jenna. If I do recall they were taken from on Macinac Island at the Grand Hotel.

Plus: old michigan postcards!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009