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When Black Friday Comes!

This is a terrific hour-long collection of vintage toy commercials from the 1950s, 1960s and maybe a couple from the 70s. Continue reading

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Our Biggest Hit

How To Sew An iPod Case – Part Deux Despite Apple’s ceasing production of iPods more than a year ago, this post continues to be our most popular. Maybe people are adopting the sewing pattern for use with cell phones, … Continue reading

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My sweet irreproducible you

Non-Photo Blue pencils are a particular shade of blue that could not be detected by a  graphic arts camera like a photostat camera. I ran stat cameras in the era when graphic design was an analog pursuit involving rubber cement, … Continue reading

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Looking Up Along Market Street

I detest cell phones particularly “smart” phones so I carry a camera and I look up. I saw this old beauty on Market Street while running some errands.

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Breaking out the Audio Cassettes

Lately I’ve been giving the internet radio stations and podcasts a rest in favor of the magic of analog tape. There’s a few audio cassettes sitting around work, and I bought a few more from home. The “portable” stereo I’m … Continue reading

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No Longer Available

I have some old technical pens that I have been wanting to use, but due to neglect, some of them are fairly crusty and in need of some tender loving care. Back when Koh-I-Noor and Rotring Rapidographs were my illustrative … Continue reading

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Weathered neon sign in Philadelphia

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