#93 - Vintage IGARD Lens packaging.
I love combination of the large red 'Z' and the dark olive green on this packaging. I think it's from the late 50's/early 60's.
IGARD was a division of COIL
(Combined Optical Industries Ltd.), manufacturers of low vision products established in 1936 by Arthur Kingston and still in existence. Throughout the 40's and 50's they were world leaders in plastic lenses, "The company pioneered techniques in the precision moulding of plastic optics using injection and compression moulding"
The light-weight, shatterproof plastic created by COIL was the result of UK developments in acrylic (polymethyl-methacrylate) for aircraft windshields before and during WWII.
See more fabulous items in our reference box here
There's not much time left if you want to catch the Richard Hambleton
retrospective at The Old Dairy
For those who don't know, Richard Hambleton is a New York artist (originally from Canada) dubbed 'The Godfather of Street Art' and the source of Banksy's early inspiration. He first made his name in the late 70's with his Mass Murder Concept public art
- fake crime scenes (chalked outlines splashed with red paint) followed by his Shadowman paintings
in the early 80's (life-sized silhouettes painted around NYC). The Shadownman work later developed into the 'Marlboro man' - a mysterious rodeo man riding a bucking horse.
This retrospective is curated by Vladimir Restoin-Roitfield and Andy Valmorbida in association with Giorgio Armani. It includes 25 pieces which are previously unseen including 'Horse & Rider' - a re-visit to the themes of the Marlboro Man era.
The exhibition closes on the 3 December concluding it's world tour, so be sure to take time out from the Christmas shopping and pop in!Images copyright Richard Hambelton.
When I first saw Emily Turner's
retro lolly prints I was immediately struck by childhood memories of running down the street to the ice cream van!
The simplicity of the illustrations with the red and blue print gives them a wonderful nostalgic feel, I'm sure having one on the studio wall would make it feel like Summer every day.
All above prints are available for £20 from FRANK
and The Print Block
(who are having a Christmas sale on December 4 if you're in the area).
Love these ads our friends at Sell! Sell!
have just finished for Fentimans
, the makers of botanically brewed beverages to advertising their Ginger Beer
(above), Victorian Lemonade
(below) and Curiosity Cola
(below). They're simple and funny - we'd expect nothing less!"With this campaign we wanted to do a couple of things - obviously introduce Fentimans to the (still too many) people who haven't heard of them at all, to explain what makes their products special and different to normal soft drinks, and to do it all in a way that felt right for Fentimans. Fentimans are a real family business, dating back to 1905, with a cracking product. So we wanted to kind of get out of the way, and let them speak to people honestly and directly about their product."
Find out more here
Antonio, Joanne Landis Carnegie Hall Studio, New York Times Magazine, 1967Aurore de la Morinerie, Couture I, 2010 Antonio, Karl Largerfeld, Vogue France, 1972 François Berthoud, Loves me Loves me Not, Myla UK, 2001 Mats Gustafson, Red Dress, Yohji Yamamoto,1999Drawing Fashion
- wonderful fashion illustrations collected over 30 years by Joelle Chariau
, owner of Galerie Bartsch & Chariau
(Munich), is currently showing for the first time at London's Design Museum
."Drawing Fashion celebrates a unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from the collections of Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret as well as Viktor & Rolf, Lacroix and McQueen."
The exhibition has been curated by fashion historian Colin McDowell
. The showcased illustrations span 100 years and are displayed alongside period photography, music and news to show the social, cultural and style changes throughout the decades.
This is definitely on my December gallery list, but there's no rush it's running until 6 March 2011 and for those who want a little more information - tickets are now available for Stephen Jones in conversation with Colin McDowell
, Wednesday 26 January 2011 at 7.30pm. Get your tickets here
Images copyright of the artists and/or Joelle Chariau.
Pirelli scooter - Max Huber, 1957.Pirelli magazine cover - Giulio Confalonieri and Ilio Negri, 1959.Pneumatici Pirelli - Agenzia Centro, 1964.Pirelli magazine page design - Giulio Confalonieri and Ilio Negri, 1959"il pneumatico che morde la strada'"(the tire that bites the road) ad - Paul Engelmann, 1952."per l'inverno il pneumatico inverno", Pirelli brochure cover, 1952.
More fabulous Pirelli graphics
from Pop Design's Flickr
. I love 50's and 60's Pirelli's marketing, it's so simple and graphic - very less is more, which I'm a big fan of!Images copyright Pop Design.
#92 - Vintage paper dice.
I love this new addition to the reference box. I think it's from the late 40's or early 50's when there was a shortage of materials.
I'm sure I have another one somewhere, but I can't find it - I'll have to have a root around in the reference box myself and see if it turns up!