Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Inspiration
YouAnother source of inspiration for me is vintage lithographed tins - especially tea tines because I love the Chinese graphics on them. The lids alone can be amazing examples of illustration and typography in a confined space. Look at this first one - see the tiny 'stitched' detail between the panels - I love that! And the black stripe on the mustard yellow - brilliant fun!



All of these can be found here

7 comments:

brightandblithe said...

oh, these are gorgeous. when the shop opens in a couple of weeks i'll be stocking a few of these. they're so fun to repurpose.

Linda said...

Love the bold red with black. Must start checking out the antique stores again.

Zee said...

These are some of my favorites. I have half dozen of these and I love them all!

Cathe said...

You did it again! I LOVE vintage tins - toys and containers!

Fiona Cartolina said...

These are so inspiring to me - I'm glad you like them too. I'd like to see some pictures of yours Zee!
Fiona

farouche said...

Beautiful! Great finds!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I have a few of these too, lovely detailed work on some of them.

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