Wednesday, 5 November 2008

My New Favorite Thing . . .

Lisa came over this week for coffee and banana bread (and to see the baby of course!) and brought me more vintage books and what is now my new favorite thing: Child Life Magazine. I had never heard of it before, but I'm so happy I have now and that Lisa gave them to me. She gave me three copies from the 30's, and I love, love, love them!

The magazines are filled with stories, games, and educational information. The illustrations are especially engaging. They are so beautiful, and knowing that they were created in the days when all graphic art was done by hand makes them look even more amazing. I've been scouring ebay for more and found quite a few. I placed one bid on a lot of 8 but lost to someone else, but there are many more to bid on. (Isn't ebay wonderful?!) Here are a few pages from Child Life. Click on the images to view them larger.




4 comments:

Annie said...

what a wonderfully original and thoughtful gift.

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

What? No baby picture?????? I'm glad you are enjoying them Leigh. Can hardly wait to see what you do with them. Nudge, nudge.
Lisa & Alfie

greavesdesign said...

so nostalgic! I agree, the days when all design was hand crafted had a different feel. (spoken by a former designer myself)!
you might enjoy the work of an artist I am currently featuring on my blog...
-Carol

ismoyo said...

Wow those magazines look so lovely! Thanks for sharing those images!