ephemera

Art Jul 26, 2011

Avant-Garde in Everyday Life

Now on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, Avant-Garde in Everyday Life celebrates the work of progressive artists in the design of a wide variety of ephemera during the early decades of the 20th-century. Nearly one century ago… Read more
Advertising Jul 1, 2011

Movie Posters Remade with Lego

This type of thing never gets old. With a simple premise – take a preexisting movie poster and give it a little remix – there is always still enough “haha” moment to provide momentary enjoyment. Old Red Jelopy (great name) … Read more
Uncategorized Jan 20, 2011

SMMoA | The Donkey Show

Showing in Project Room 2 of the Santa Monica Museum of Art from January 21 through April 16, 2011 The Donkey Show explores the myths of tourist travel to Tijuana. For over a century, millions of Americans have put on … Read more
Uncategorized Sep 22, 2009

Sheaff : Ephemera

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… Read more
Art Aug 3, 2009

Modern 50

It’s Nice That tips us to Modern 50. More than a webshop, the site is an archive of treasures from across the globe. Furniture, housewares, sporting equipment, oddities, ephemera… just about everything. From mid-century design to 1980s… Read more
Art Jul 28, 2009

Eldred’s Americana And Paintings Auction

While silver dominates the early lots at Eldred’s upcoming Americana and Paintings Auction (August 5 and 6, 2009), the real excitement comes in the form of some scattered ephemera. Within this subsection of the auction a few trade signs… Read more
Art Jul 21, 2009

Northeast Auctions Americana Sale

On Friday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug.2, 2009, Northeast Auctions (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) hosts its annual Americana auction. 1400 lots of early American furniture, folk art, paintings, ceramics, and miscellaneous art and antiques are… Read more
Art Apr 16, 2009

World Trade Center Logos

New York designer Ji Lee has launched an admirable project to collect and archive photographs of logos that incorporate the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Lee rightly believes this project is vital, as many of the small business … Read more
Art Apr 15, 2009

Lincoln in Memory

Lincoln In Memory explores public perceptions about Lincoln through the advertising, film, folk art, and the media. The exhibition includes posters and art from the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum’s substantial collection. Located in… Read more
Uncategorized Feb 19, 2009

Over Spilt Milk

Brooklyn’s City Reliquary hosts Over Spilt Milk: The Fight For Fair Price and Fair Profit in Depression Era New York. Through pamphlets, broadsides and containers, the exhibition (put on by the New York Food Museum) tells the story of the… Read more
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