Was walking through antique mall as we do on odd occasion. I almost always make it through the curiosities and smells of old without buying anything. So much I see is interesting, but I always wonder, “what the heck would I do with this?”.
But I couldn’t resist the Morse 200 sewing machine I found recently. With my namesake emblazoned across the enameled blue surface, I decided I had to take it home. After getting it home, I found in the case the original receipt, sales flyer and manual. I’ve scanned them and shared them here. For anyone who loves retro-graphics, take a gander.
As a lover of retro-futurist illustration, I recently came across a presentation (via Boing Boing) by Illustrator/Artist Bruce McCall. He does a great job of putting to words the reason I love retro-futurist art – the optimistic, over-the-top and sometimes ridiculous illustration like that found on the covers of Popular Mechanics in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. He’s also designed a few of the wittier New Yorker covers, one of which was put to animation by the talent at Smiley Guy Studios. You can watch the presentation here.