More fabulous Auto Type from my travels, though I can't actually remember where these were taken. As ever they all have their charms, but it's the goofy, 'Rover 110' type that I'm drawn to the most - I think it's the R and the E, they seem almost hand drawn.
There's plenty more to see in my Auto Type Flickr collection
or see previous Auto Type posts here
#117 - French Carte-de-Visite (vintage photographic studio cards) from the early 1900's
. They're my first European cards and it's amazing how similar they are to the UK ones I have.
As always the lettering and design is delicate and beautiful, but something I haven't seen before is a red background. It's now my favourite card, the red and gold really adds a touch of luxury.
Find out more about Carte-de-Visite here
and see more of my collection here
Our favourite seafront gallery, Castor + Pollux
is currently showing (and selling) illustrator Lo Cole's bold and colourful prints until the 18 October.Lo Cole
is a freelance illustrator and print maker based in Gloucestershire with a career already spanning 20 years and a very impressive client list including; Vogue, The Guardian, Greenpeace, The Royal National Theatre, Harper Collins and Royal Mail Stamps.
All his pieces are vibrant and energetic, but some are simple and graphic whilst others are wild and abstract. It's the more graphic prints that do it for me though, especially the bird one above with the lovely little pink and red birds.
I really need to get down there and see it before it finishes!Images copyright Lo Cole.