You probably will not find much information about this museum in Atlanta guidebooks or travel magazines… The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum (or American Museum of Papermaking) is located at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Established in 1939, the museum is a unique resource where you may find a lot of interesting information about the history of paper and paper making technologies. This is a must-see place for every artist or graphic designer!
Vintage Japanese postcards are truly adorable. At the beginning of the 20th century, European style postcards became very popular in Japan. These Meiji era tiny masterpieces are more than just stationery. Many of them were distributed by the Japanese government to promote industrial modernization and growing military power. Collecting of Japanese antique postcards attracted great interest worldwide since 2002, after Leonard A. Lauder (the former CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.), donated his collection of 20,000 unique postcards to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He began collecting them since the age of six.
Great sources of typography inspiration can be found everywhere! Even over a hundred years later, these vintage lottery tickets look so charming and intriguing…
The National Postal Museum keeps many treasures… These five American stamps are a great source of inspiration for modern designers. Which one is your favorite?
“I am made Independent in disposition and am willing to fight my own battles . . . Life is a battle in which I am going to win or die.” (F. A. Miller)
He was the owner and chief developer of the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. His energetic lobbying efforts resulted in bringing the Citrus Experiment Station, the interurban street car system and the Opera House to Riverside. This man, who had little formal education and never held an elected office or learned to drive a car, succeeded where many others had failed. His name was Frank Augustus Miller. Continue reading