{Paper Wall}


Posted in art, graphic design by thepaperwalls on January 16, 2009

Calendars are usually purchased in December or January, as resolutions are fresh and the ideas of new beginnings inspire optimism.  This one seemed perfectly suited to my new year’s needs: crazy scientists, climbers, runners, experimenters, volcanos and metal structures…  See for yourself:

calendar  calendar

And the calendar itself is perfectly tiny in comparison. I found this little letterpressed inspiration at oddball press.


norwegian coastal steamer

Posted in books, graphic design, thrift by thepaperwalls on January 15, 2009

Great big thanks to Jessica for providing today’s eye candy:


There’s the jacket  (above), and the actual book cover, front and back (below).

norwegiansteamerfrontcover    norwegiansteamerbackcover

Not to mention the inside cover…


This was an awesome surprise gift to get in the mail!  I love it.


Posted in graphic design by thepaperwalls on January 14, 2009

california union pacific

They aren’t kidding.  It was 83 degrees today in Los Angeles. I ate ice cream outside in a T-shirt on my lunch break, but it is January.  No wonder certain people are in denial about their age out here… years pass so vaguely when the seasons are amorphous.

The ad is from the August 1947 issue of The Atlantic.