Design Library

I have recently been adding some great books to my design library. When I see something printed on paper it takes a piece to a whole new level. This is definitely partly because of growing up on the internet and having to find a lot of inspiration online.

Im constantly looking for a balance between analog and digital and books are a nice way to get away from you computer a bit. 

I'll definitely be showing more of these as I dig through them! 

American Trademark designs by Barbara Baer

American Trademark designs by Barbara Baer

Handbook of Designs and Devoces by Clarence Hournung

Handbook of Designs and Devoces by Clarence Hournung

Trademarks of the 40's and 50's by Eric Baker and Tyler Blik with and introduction by Steven Heller

Trademarks of the 40's and 50's by Eric Baker and Tyler Blik with and introduction by Steven Heller

CSA Snapstock Volume One by Charles S. Anderson Design

CSA Snapstock Volume One by Charles S. Anderson Design

Old Advertising Cuts From A-Z by Charles S. Anderson  

Old Advertising Cuts From A-Z by Charles S. Anderson  

Ad Boy by Warren Dotz and Masuf Husain

Ad Boy by Warren Dotz and Masuf Husain

United States Decals

I was digging through some old postcards at an antique store and came across these vintage state decals. I fell in love with all the little graphic tricks and bits that were used to create these. Feeling very patriotic lately, 'Merica!

From the illustrations and type to the off registration and cool overlays, there are so many things to enjoy about these. Definitely going to keep looking for more to add to the collection and do a little research on these.