Auto Type XXVII
- a small selection of auto type from a very cold, sunny breakfast meet at the classic car & historic racing specialists, CCK Historic
. Our favourite is the 'Boara' type from a Russian Gaz Volga.
Take a look at the rest of our auto type here
and if classic cars and historic racing do it for you, check out our sister blog Super Ninety
Our friend Darren at DIGITAL Bungalow
has some of his wonderful street photography gracing the walls of the new Café Coho
on Queens Road, Brighton.
His poignant images have depth and are gorgeously contrasty - definitely worth a look while enjoying a coffee and some delicious cake!
For those of you not in Brighton, you can see all of Darren's images in the comfort of your own home here
.All images copyright Darren Baldwin.
Courtesy of Philippe Garner
Sticking with the cat theme today. I saw a link to 'nineteenth century cat photography' whilst reading about the For the LOL of cats
exhibition yesterday and it took me to this fantastic collection of cat carte-de-visite.
Harry Pointer was a 19th century photographer who worked from a studio in Bloomsbury Place, Brighton. In the early 1870's he produced a series of approximately 200 carte-de-visite called 'The Brighton Cats'
that featured his own cats in various poses from eating & sleeping to riding bikes and roller skating!
I can't believe I haven't read about Harry Pointer
and his wonderful cat photography before or seen any of his cards. I collect vintage cat photographs, carte-de-visite and I'm based in Brighton - it's like my dream collection.
I'm yet to find a Harry Pointer cat carte-de-visite, but the search is on! You can see my carte-de-visite collection here
.It's not clear who owns the copyright to these images, but they're taken from Sussex PhotoHistory.
Maru, courtesy mugumogu
Cooper the Photographer Cat courtesy Michael Cross © The Photographers' Gallery
My Instagram feed is usually a feast of gorgeous cat pics. Most of the designers I follow regularly post up pics of their feline friends, as do I. I even know some lucky cats that have their own blogs, websites and Twitter/ Instagram accounts.
For the LOL of cats runs until 6 January 2013 with individuals and communities being invited to share their own collections of cat photos on The Wall throughout.
Of course we don't think any exhibition of cat photos would be complete without the addition of our very own Tigger (shown here 'helping' me compose a letterpress poster and sleeping)...
#124 - More fabulous Carte-de-visite
, some new additions to the reference box.
Both are from Sheffield, but from different studios; GV Yates, The City Studio (top) 'Portraits from life in oil or water colour'
and the lovely little embossed one (bottom) is from James Tulley, Landscape & Portrait photographer.
You can see more of our Carte-de-visite here
and find out more about them here
It's not long now until AT Open house
opens it's doors once again every weekend in May for the Brighton Artists Open Houses. So we've been busily printing again this weekend to add to our card range.
Here's a sneak peek at a few of the artists, designers, photographers and makers showing this year. The lovely Snorkus
with her gorgeous screen prints, giclée prints, greetings cards and the adorable stuffed owls and cats...
The first photography in AT Open house - witty, seaside images from Shona McDonald
Ms. Alice Pattullo
with her wonderfully illustrated screen prints, printed softies and small press...
And the beautifully architectural homeware of print maker and textile designer Mr WIngate
The AT Open house web shop
is already live so if you really can't wait until May, some of the work is available now! You can also keep up to date with the preparations at 42 Hendon Street here
Our friends at Sell! Sell!
have been beavering away on a new campaign for Drambuie
- A Taste Of The Extraordinary
. The campaign launches worldwide next year but in the run up to Christmas Londoners are getting a little preview.
We are loving the ads (above), they have such a timeless look that oozes sophistication. Simple yet beautifully weird. Sell! Sell! set out to create imagery that reflected the uniqueness of the drink - a whisky liqueur made from a blend of aged Speyside malt whiskies, spices, heather honey and herbs. Imagery that created intrigue and curiosity.
To create that classic feel, photographer John Ross shot the ads on large format film (yes, that does still exist - just!) and it really makes a difference.
There's so much attention to detail in these ads, that it's the behind the scenes pics that really had me intrigued - seeing how all the elements were shot to create the right shadows and perspective, how the floor was made and how the drip was added. Just see for yourselves...
Great work guys, please post up more behind the scenes pics.Images copyright Sell! Sell!
Tomorrow the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
will work it's way through the streets of Manhattan and what better way to celebrate (if you can't actually be there) than to look through these vintage photos of the giant parade balloons.
Happy Thanksgiving my American friends - have a great day tomorrow!Images copyright Macy's.Via Buzzfeed.
I stumbled across pantone356's Boston SIgn Project
last week on Instagram and I've been hooked since - Instagram filters, good photography and great signage is a tough combination to beat and definitely not one to be ignored. So I thought I'd share my discovery.
The Boston Sign Project
is a growing collection of Instagram photos by pantone356
(aka Keith Sliney, Creative Director for the Boston Celtics) celebrating the signage in and around Boston. From bright neon, to faded 'ghost' signs they're all gorgeous and I love reading the descriptions and history of each one. Luckily he's only up to #59 of his 100 target, so there's still lots to look forward to.
to see the rest of the project (while you're at it, check deliciousind
out too!) or view the full collection and lots more lovely signage here
. All images copyright pantone 356/ Keith Sliney.
Auto Type XII
- Some fine new additions to our collection - loving the quirky Corsair typeface (top).
We've now got quite a collection - if Auto Type does it for you check out the full set here
or if the cars themselves are more your bag, hop over to our sister blog Super Ninety
We're loving photographer Alan Powdrill's very seasonal new work. Greasy Christmas
is a series of images showing the wonderful way our greasy spoon cafes trim-up for Christmas - no expense spared!
My favourite has to be the fairy lights decorating the plug socket, it's like looking at a scene from the start of Casualty.
Thanks for sharing Alan. I hope you didn't eat in any of those places - although that could be a whole other series!Images copyright Alan Powdrill.
I was surprised to find these photographs of Preston Bus Station
by Jonanthan Kenyon
this morning on We Heart
. I grew up in and around Preston and know this building very well. I've always loved it's bold architecture and unapologetic scale.
I was saddened earlier in the year to hear it's going to be knocked down as part of Preston's Tithebarn scheme (yet another urban regeneration programme) after it's application to become a listed building failed. It was designed in the late 60's by a Preston-based architect, Keith Ingham who worked at a local company, BDP (ironically the company now running the regeneration programme!) and when it first opened in 1969 it was hailed as the largest in the world.
There's no denying that the building could do with a bit of tlc, but Jonathan's images really capture the beauty of the building even in it's current state. Long live Preston Bus Station!Images copyright Jonathan Kenyon.
These gorgeous surf photos I found over on Me Design Mag
are from a series called, 'SurfLand' by photographer Joni Sternbach.
"My pictures over recent years engage traditions of landscape, seascape, and architectural photography."
"I have concentrated on locations that are close to or directly on the water. At this juncture between land and sea, I explore subject matter in a constant state of transition. For the last year I have been drawn to the people present at these locations, specifically the surfers in Montauk's Ditch Plains, at the eastern end of Long Island."
When I originally saw the top one I thought it was a vintage print - it reminded me of John Severson's surf pics
from the 60's, so I was surprised when I realised they're modern prints but taken on a large format camera and produced using the classic tintype process (wet-plate collodion) which gives this lovely nostalgic feel.
Check out more of Joni's work here
, and see more fabulous surf photography here
.All images copyright Joni Sternbach.
Muhammad Ali: The Champ
is a fantastic exhibition currently running at Proud Chelsea
gallery until 3 October 2010. Taken by award-winning photographer, Michael Gaffney
, the collection documents the public and private life of Muhammad Ali from 1977 to 1978 when he worked as Ali's personal photographer."the result of this phenomenal year will reveal Ali the fighter, the friend, the father and the inspiration through the eyes of a true confidant".
It's a rare opportunity to see natural images of such an iconic figure, but if you can't make it down there to see them in person don't despair, you can view the full exhibition online here
.Images copyright Michael Gaffney, taken from Proud Gallery website.
Great photos of traditional sign writing by Texan photographer, Jay B Sauceda
- I love that feeling of faded glory they portray."Before there was vinyl printing there were big brick walls and craftsmen who covered said walls with their commercial artwork. This is my ever growing collection of those that I find while on the road."
Check out more of Jay's images here
.Via Oh Joy.
Images copyright Jay B Sauceda.