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sunday threes– botanical edition

The fourth in an ongoing series exploring the odd historical fascination of the world’s matchbox label design community with the number three. Today: botanical subjects, arbitrarily arranged from the obvious to the obscure.

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the sunday threes (#2 in a series)

Continuing our weekly exploration of the historical obsession of the world’s matchbox label design industry with the number three.  This week: “The Three Something”.

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: background

There comes a time in the development of any drawing that you have to face facts.  In the case of this drawing, the fact is that the tall chair that the woman is sitting in looks entirely too much like … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day-erased

This is my favorite stage in the drawing of the day process: erasing out the pencil.  Up till now, the whites have been mostly theoretical– they’re the parts of the drawing that aren’t blackened with ink, but they’re pretty grey … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: first inks

As you saw in the previous post, a typical drawing of the day like the one we’re analyzing here is pretty much an automatic drawing.  The first rough was random shapes that suggest figures, the second a drawing that established … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day- pencils

Just for fun, I decided to document the progress of a drawing of the day in phone camera shots.  First, the pencil stage: the first rough, and tight pencils ready to ink.

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sunday threes #1

  There’s something about the number three that’s downright irresistible to the world’s designers of classic matchbox labels.  This set comes from Sweden. Wonder how many weeks I can keep this up out of my collection on Pinterest? (Hint: longer … Continue reading

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porch yarn

A friend of mine is back from a trip that included a yarn dyeing workshop.  We looked at her finished yarn on the porch.

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sorunku

Sorunku. Sorunku. Sorunku.  This is my new favorite word in the whole wide world, even though I have no idea what it means.  This is a Swedish matchbook label (according to reverse Google image search), so you may be excused … Continue reading

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cars and car spotting: the point system

This is not a car spotting blog, but we do quite a bit of it.  Occasionally point totals are offered as part of the fun, and enough people have asked about how the point system works that I thought I’d … Continue reading

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