Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ephemera | Paris street map.

Do you think this is interesting? I do. This is a street map of Paris that I think was printed in the 1920s. The zigzag frame is so cool and, considering the booklet is almost 90 years old, I am surprised how current it looks. I think this would be classified as French Art Deco. When I saw it this morning on the table it reminded me a lot of the post that I did yesterday of Grady's illustrations - what do you think?

This piece comes from a selection of antique maps of Paris that I have collected over the last few years. I love it more for it's cover than for it's map!

6 comments:

cathehs said...

Of, I love that frame! And anything that has to do with Paris, I love! Wow, I'd love to see your collection of antique maps of Paris someday, Fiona!

Erin @ Bride Design said...

Very cool. Retro and yet surprisingly current as you said!

poppy said...

what a great collection to have !

City Farmhouse said...

What a treasure!

RoSe said...

Just stumbled upon your amazing blog. LOVE it. And I have one of these old Paris maps that I have framed and hanging up, I forget what the cover looks like its been so long since i have seen it, mine is yellow, green and red and simply divine!!!

Anonymous said...

Involving, ICheap wow gold love that will framework! As well as most things that concerns London, I love! Incredible, I'd want to see your number of antique routesBuy rs gold of Venice sometime, Fiona!

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