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Illustrations and Designs for General Use

January 6th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Happy New Year!  I’ll get started with a few pages from Illustrations and Designs for General Use, published by Speed-O-Print in 1944.  It’s a box containing a hundred sheets of artwork, to be traced for stencil duplication.  There are many graphic delights on those pages; here are three examples.  As always, please click to enlarge.




(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Ephemera

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Troy // Jan 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I was just telling my graphic designer girlfriend I wish I was more artistically inclined as I would love to be able to design my own decks of tarot cards.
    Does anyone know if this or something similar is available today?

  • 2 Doug // Jan 7, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I think you can find copyright-free clip art nowadays. It may not be as tasty as this, though!

  • 3 Gail // Jan 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    beautiful…life then seems so distant. When I was a kid, these seemed so recent!

  • 4 Troy // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you Doug. 🙂

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