Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kodak Moments

This weekend has been filled with Kodak moments. My father-in-law is working on recreating the top portion to a wooden tripod that was built before 1914, and he shared his progress with us.

On the left,  a similar tripod top found at an antique store. He is using this 1914 version as a guide for recreating a larger version. He fabricated the brass fixtures himself.
The Folmer & Schwing tripod top -- with an ampersand stamped into the wood.
Close-up of the ampersand.
Demonstrating how the top goes onto the legs of the tripod.

We also set-up the Crosley slide and negative scanner on their Mac as well. Above is the set-up using a Kodak Transparency Illuminator to view the slides. The slides here were processed October 27, 1965 and cost 10¢ for first class shipping.

More on Kodak’s Folmer & Schwing Division, their professional apparatus division, can be found here.  See a Kodak Folmer & Schwing No 8 Cirkut Outfit Cycle Graphic wooden tripod here.

Elsa Mora’s Papercuttings

The Ride

via a friend

Visit Elsa Mora’ blog dedicated to the magic art of papercutting here; more of her work here. Makes me smile.

Pillows and Maps

via The Bright Side Project

“Cath Young of My Bearded Pigeon creates organic throw pillows that are so beautiful you may not want anyone to touch them. The combination of vintage images and modern organic textiles are inspired . . . ”

Read the rest here, and visit My Bearded Pigeon here.

James Blake’s CMYK EP

via printeresting

“This release from James Blake was apparently issued in three transparent vinyl colorways . . .”

Business Cards: Page XIV

[Top Row] White on tan can be elegant, but never works in low light situations.

[Middle Row] The type stacking treatment almost works for The Dwelling Place -- it was a great store in Lewisburg none the less. Creative Lighting -- I was 99.9%% sure this design is from Art Nouveau design, and modified for the card. The type on the card is just a bit too crowed overall. A quick Google search for “light bulb ephemera + art nouveau” led me to this 1907 ad for AEG metallic filament lightbulbs. Thanks, Google!

[Bottom Row]  pictureline — I'm not usually a big fan of all lowercase type treatments, but this works.