My amazing friend, Kat, turned me onto the super cool blog Letterheady a couple of months ago and I have been meaning to post about it since. Letterheady is basically a tumblr-style blog dedicated to the beauty of personal and corporate stationery over the years. For paper-minded and graphic design-focused nerds like myself, it is pure visual heaven.
Let's take a look at just a sampling of some awesome examples, listed by their writers/owners, shall we?
Above: Andy Warhol, from an unknown date
Left: Groucho Marx, 1943
Right: Bob Kane, the creator of Batman, c. 1943
Above: Ray Charles, 1990 (tied for my favorite, with FLW's below)
Left: Ben Chapman, actor who played Gillman in 1954 film The Creatures of the Black Lagoon, 1981
Right: Muppets, Inc., later to be known as Jim Henson Productions, 1963
Above: Frank Lloyd Wright, 1946 (totally awesome, right?)
Left: Woody Harrelson, 1988
Right: Daily Planet, fictional stationery used during Superman: The Movie, 1978
Above: Charles Schultz, 1958
Cool, right? See many many more examples at Letterheady here.