Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities is the kind of website I hope to discover while searching the Internet for fascinating and captivating content. I lost track of time (the best measure of being mesmerized) reading the articles and studying the unique artifacts and photographs. The website features acquisitions from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Curated by Tim Young, Curator of the Modern Books and Manuscripts Collection, and Nancy Kuhl, Curator of Poetry for the Yale Collection of American Literature, the material is presented with great appreciation and thoughtfulness, breathing new life into rare history.

These images of vintage handmade posters for hair fashion, are from the James Weldon Johnson Collection. Apart from the humor and attractive typography, the posters capture the essence of fantastic design: an unmistakable spirit, and distinct vision.

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