Etsy Schmesty: A Few Words

Sometimes you need a few inspiring words, and Keep Calm and Carry On, simply won’t cut it. Hopefully one of these prints will do the trick!



Row 1: pleasebestill; dearcolleen; SweetDee
Row 2: AlisaBobzien; niftyswank; MaryKateMcDevitt
Row 3: rawartletterpress; dazeychic; hijirik

Flickr Mondays — Vintage Matchboxes

For the upcoming issue of Uppercase, Janine Vangool asked readers to reinterpret vintage matchbox labels inspired by her own collection. You’ll have to wait to see the submissions, but Janine has posted a huge number of her vintage collection on Flickr. Here are a few of our favorites, head to flickr to see hundreds more.



As an added bonus, subscribers to Uppercase will each receive one of the matchbox covers from Janine’s collection in issue 8.

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Project Thirty-Three

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Project 33 is an amazing collection of vintage album covers whose design relies solely on graphic shapes. Some of them are really awesome.

The seemingly infinite number of vintage record jackets that convey their message with simple shapes like circles and dots never cease to amaze and amuse me. Project Thirty-Three is my personal collection and shrine to these expressive shapes along with their slightly less jovial but equally effective cousins; squares, rectangles and triangles, and the designers that make them come to life on album covers. Other categories include arrows, lines, abstract shapes, instruments and typography-only. Check back soon as I’ll be adding covers regularly!   –David


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If you’re looking for more fabulous album art, check out David’s other site Stereo Stack for an amazing, and growing, collection of vintage LP stereo banners.

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Grain Edit’s Mid-century Modern Sticker, Label and Stamp Club

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I was just looking around on Grain Edit and found a rather old post about the Mid-century Modern Sticker, Label and Stamp Club. I figure since the images in the club are all from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, it it OK that I’m a little late on posting about this. It is an AWESOME collection of, as the name would suggest, stickers, stamps and labels. The collection is beautiful to look at, but could also serve as a great resource for inspiration.

The images above were submitted by Max Friedrich Hartmann.