Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Century Schoolbook and a Flashback



I’ve been updating my portfolio to include some of my recent work. I’m pretty happy with the way this type poster turned out. Since the font was designed in the early 1900s with textbooks in mind, I wanted it to have an old-timey book feel to it.

A funny thing happened while I was searching for information on Century Schoolbook. I came across this picture on etsy:


Right away I had that skin-tingly feeling that I’d seen this before. When I peeked at some of the inside pages, I knew I was revisiting my first grade reader. The picture came up in my search because Century Schoolbook was designed for Ginn & Company, the same publisher of these elementary school readers.

I just love it when something unlocks a memory from a dark little recess of your brain. You never know what’ll pop up next. 

9 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

I am soooo seriously going to try to make a purse like your Birds in Garden. I saw one and I posted it on Pinterest.

This will be my next pinspiration.

Kim Kasch said...

Look here to see: http://pinterest.com/pin/129830401728027570/

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That you remembered that!

Adrienne said...

Kim - Thanks for the link! I love that shape - so simple yet so recognizably bird-y.

Green Girl - It's a little bit spooky :)

Ara Burklund said...

Aw! I remember reading old books like that in school. So sweet! Thanks for the blast from the past. : )

Adrienne said...

Ara - They remind me of Dick and Jane, illustrations and all. It's fun to see them again.

Nora MacFarlane said...

I remember that reader! I love surprising finds!

Adrienne said...

Hi, Nora - you too? Kinda fun, isn't it?

Suzanne Casamento said...

Wow. That's REALLY cool. And kinda freaky. ;)