Tag Archives: vintage

Connect the Blogs: The Past from Over There

Time for another Connect the Blogs. This one is extra special! I’ve just recently watched the final episode of Fringe. Yes, I know, late to the party, blah blah blah. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I was able to watch all … Continue reading

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Dangerous Vintage Ads

While I recover from my fantastic and busy holiday – I share with you this article on vintage ads that are truly unbelievable in the way we used to think about and trust in big business! From “DDT is good … Continue reading

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DP Judgment Day | Cover Matters: Charlotte’s $155,000 Web

WP Daily Prompt: If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it? If the book is one of my absolute all-time favorites–like, Charlotte’s Web–I would read it even if the cover was doused … Continue reading

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For Mom and Son, the Same Birthday is Fun!

For me and Kyle – and all of you! From one of the great poets, Happy Birthday To You is a celebration of YOU – not only on your day of birth, but everyday, in every way. And on those … Continue reading

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Altered Book Artist: Brian Dettmer

My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators… (1) …and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception. (1) In this work I … Continue reading

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Books in Still Life: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

This is the beginning of a series I call, Books in Still Life, utilizing another medium to examine vintage books and papers. I chose this first vintage photograph because I was reminded of this haunting image when I recently came … Continue reading

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CICERO ~ “Of Old Age” and “Of Friendship” (1481)

I was searching for a fine vintage book to pay homage to Cicero, the one who’s wise words grace this blog’s banner — “A room without books is like a body without a soul” — and boy did I find … Continue reading

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