Colours that pop..
Sometimes looking at a lot of vintage magazines and paper items it’s tempting to assume that the process of printing colour wasn’t particularly developed back then. It’s easy to forget that what you’re actually looking at when you hold an old brochure or catalogue are the ravages of time. Age related ‘jaundice’, fading from too much sunlight, damp patches. So coming across these 1940s newsprint brochures for Simplicity patterns was a bit of a revelation. The print colours are as clean, as fresh and as vivid as the day they were printed. They really do “pop”, and the actual colour combinations on each page are really rather lovely. So, here we are- lots of eye candy for a Saturday which I hope is as sunny wherever you are as it is here!
I’ve just squeezed in a little store update– and listed two lots containing two each of these little eight page catalogues. (One here, one here.) And there’s a couple of patterns too, one by Pierre Cardin for Vogue Paris Original, and one, well, I suppose “Grecian rockabilly” wouldn’t be far off the mark.