Ephemera is infinitely exciting. All those little tidbits produced for a given function (and often produced to exist in quick form) that bring alive today the richness of cultures past. Broadsides, lithographs, ink blotters, railway tickets – all these things make up the wonderful world of ephemera. Sheaff : Ephemera is a marvelous site compiling and discussing a wide variety of ephemera. The essays are short and instructive, and the images enough to divert attention for an entire day.
Selected examples of artistic printing after the jump.