Archive for the ‘Creative Sites’ Category


Lilkes retro heaven

August 28, 2009


Found via Adam & Andy, is an amazing collection of images by journalist, collector and serious blogger Jim Lilkes. His website offers everything from daily updates (the Daily Bleat) to vintage matchbooks, comic book covers, everything you ever wanted to know about Minneapolis, extremely bad mystery movies and his regular column in the Star Tribune.

But it is his impressive collection of vintage postcards featuring motels and diners that stirred the very cockles of my 50’s typeface loving heart.

balimotel sandcastle

acernook vikingbarsarasota

The intrepid Jim Lilkes not only features images of the trendy establishments of yesteryear, but also – when possible – includes photos of the modern day addresses for contrast and comparison.


Graphic Gandhi

July 21, 2009


“This stamp was issued by India in the year 2000, showing Gandhi’s flowing cape taking on the shape of India. Gandhi, a firm believer in self-reliance as well as non-violence, would have spun that cape himself. His choice of weaving by the masses as an act of non-violent resistance wasn’t as curious as it seems: it required discipline, involved women and inspired his countrymen and -women to spurn British-made textiles.”

Found on Strange Maps (also in blogroll on right.) Simplicity is the epitome of design. Great design is often a simple image that manages to convey multiple meanings. Like ice skating, ballroom dancing or ducks gliding serenely across the surface of the water, the genius is where it looks easy and effortless. Like a line drawing that manages to convey both Gandhi and the nation of India.


Found online

February 14, 2008



Check out the brilliance, the variety of styles, the cosmic perfection.