piątek, 27 kwietnia 2012

Inspirations NO. 7

Harriet and the Promised Land.
Lawrence, Jacob.

/Jacob Lawrence, ill.

New York: Simon and Schuster, Windmill Books, 1968, stated 1st printing of the first edition; yellow cloth, black titles, published as one sewn signature without endpapers, in yellow jacket with black titles and the "Harriet hear tell about the Promised Land" painting,;on front flap "an illustrative tour de force" Time Magazine and on the back a biography of Lawrence to date; 9.25x12.25"; np.

Picture Book Hardback

Very Good in Good jacket; stamp on title page (as there are no endpapers) of the artist WMO, tight binding and flat clean pages and endpapers, the bottom 1/4" of the outside binding cloth is moisture discoloured and bumped; in bright, clean jacket with edgewear all around, evident moisture damage and tears to bottom corners to 1", offset from stamp on flap, very little loss of paper, thus looks nice in protector; unclipped 5.95. Informations from: http://www.oldchildrensbooks.com/
Simply beautiful! Recently I can't get over how many great books is / was on the market! Enjoy!


środa, 25 kwietnia 2012

Inspirations NO. 6

What Rosa Did. This is an unforgettable book full of beautifully illustrated pages!

New York: Worthington, 770 Broadway, (1880), red cloth spine, elaborately coloured paper boards with Rosa, up to mischief on top board and a long catalogue of Chatterbox and other books on the bottom board; brown patterned steel-engraved endpapers; each spread has a story and facing engraving, created for the book, or perhaps taken from a French publication; 6.7x8.5; np.
 Juvenile Hardback. All information about the book I found at: http://www.oldchildrensbooks.com/

wtorek, 17 kwietnia 2012

say hello to new layout

I have finally changed it. It's more brighter and clean. Although it's diffrent from the previous one I like it.

poniedziałek, 16 kwietnia 2012

wear a ring

The inspiration is as usual some beautiful photographs ( this one was from the 50s) and my old treasure casket. I wanted to make something delicate and feminine. Enjoy!

czwartek, 5 kwietnia 2012


Hello! After my little birthday party last night with my lovely family I decided to change a little bit the layout of Pretty-uglies. It would be my new fresh start as a older person :) I feel that I should do it after Easter!
But for now, something that's on my mind lately. Sad, sometimes joyful but still thoughtful retro celebrities.
After Marilyn it's time for Audrey or someone who looks a little bit like her... Enjoy