November 20, 2007

Blind boxes of ephemera.

If you have an artydesigny friend and can't figure out what to give them this year, this might tickle his/her fancy. Available in a limited edition of 20.

Remember as a kid when you'd find a box of miscellaneous stuff at your grandparents' house? You didn't know what any of it was and nothing seemed to have any specific connection to your life that you were aware of at the time, but it was still somehow fascinating to sit there and leaf through the yellowed scraps of paper, photographs and clippings from the newspaper. That's a lot like what Douglas Wilson sent us for Swapping. This is a second edition of Wilson's popular "blind boxes", a colorful cigar box filled with vintage printed matter, including items such as greeting cards, postcards, maps, menus, cassettes, book and magazine pages, filmstrips, transparencies, photographs, invitations, advertisements, and the like.

Coudal Partners :: Blind Box

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