From the Ephemera Fair

February 9th 2011

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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Comments (7)

  • Little Lj

    February 9th 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I love love love these!

  • Plinth

    February 9th 2011 at 7:56 pm

    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.

  • lizzie

    February 9th 2011 at 10:41 pm

    They HAVE ephemera fairs? That is awesome. I love the Plow Factory Brochure, that piece is awesome.

  • corvustristis

    February 10th 2011 at 12:08 am

    Ephemera FAIR? Oh my. I must find one of these.

  • James

    February 10th 2011 at 12:39 am

    I'm a bit of a bike geek and I'd love a closer look at that Ray Cycles poster. From what I can see already though, it looks earlier than the 1940's date you give it, I'd guess 1920s or earlier by the looks of it. Google does not reveal that much, but this page backs up my hunch a bit.

  • Lady Lauren

    February 10th 2011 at 10:42 am

    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!


  • katie

    February 10th 2011 at 11:34 am

    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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