Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Single labels

A recent visit to the trusty SPCA shop yielded these babies for my collection.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

circus time

Hooray, the Circus is in town.  Time to appropriate some new posters for my collection.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Traditional healer flyers

This is just a tiny sampling of flyers handed out at traffic lights and on street corners in all cities in South Africa.  They are cheaply printed, often using a technique of rainbow inking and often have bizarre phrasing and sometimes hilarious typos.  They are aimed at the black population who believe in traditional medicine and I am always amused at the reactional of the guys handing out these flyers when a white man eagerly grabs whatever they offer.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gum wrappers

This is what started my collecting obsession. Brilliant colour, interesting artwork and cheap to buy. Unfortunately they seem to have disappeared off the South African market and I haven't seen any in the shops for some time now.