From the Ephemera Fair

A good haul from Sunday’s Ephemera Society Fair:

Not the best photo sorry, but our star buys were the 1920s Ray Cycles poster that looks bang up-to-date (reminds me of Telegramme’s work) and the handsome pigeon portraits. The ‘Ken Kat’ sweet potato crate label will be framed up in our kitchen.

I scanned some bits and bobs below so you can really see the details.

ephemera: plow brochure
A plow factory brochure – can you imagine something so beautiful made for something so banal nowadays?

ephemera: labels

ephemera: labels
I love the superfluous copy writing on these. We have similar labels framed up in our bathroom.

My bathroom

Check the Ephemera Society site for details of upcoming London fairs.

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7 thoughts on “From the Ephemera Fair

  1. Only heard about this fair for the first time this year, and at the last minute so couldn't go- will definitely be putting future ones in the diary!The Typography is gorgeous.

  2. I am making the move from the North to the South in the next few months, and I must admit that your LOVELY blog just makes me more and more excited to come to London!

    The fair looks amazing! And the fairs and classes you go to look so creative! LOVE IT!

    Very inspirational!


  3. James, you're right, it is 1920s. I'll scan it in later and pop on my flickr so you can get a better look!

    Lauren – welcome to London, you'll love it!

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