Thursday, July 31

Not Buffy's Mr. French.

I have long been a big fan of Charles S. Andersen's French Paper Co. If your a graphic designer, or just love paper, you will love Mr. French papers. Established in 1871, not only is their packaging and paper sample book design hip and amazing, their papers are simply beautiful and mostly recycled, and French is a family-run paper mill.


And they don't just make great paper, there's their fun line of products, Pop Ink. Pop art products including, clockwise from left to right (below): Melamine Dinnerware; their funky Decor A Boards Plaque; wonderful gift Soaps; a line of fun Notecards; and party Cocktail Napkins.


And then, almost best of all, there's also an amazing collection of stock illustration and graphics from Charles S. Andersen's incredible collection of old advertising icons. If you're in need of a vintage looking stock image or graphics, CSA Images is the place to start your search.

For example, I just search for 'typewriter' on CSA and hundreds of
fun icons like these above popped up on the screen, all with affordable usage fees.

6 comments:

la.mi said...

thanks for sharing! i'm always on the look out for papers and these are just perfect for my artwork. (~__~)

I *Heart* You said...

i work for a graphic design firm. french always has the best promotions! we get the coolest stuff! and jerry french is super personable and kind! makes the company even better.

kat said...

I really like CSA and we have some of the plates from Mr. French on our wall!

m e l i g r o s a said...

FPapaer always had the best catalogues. I collect them, well you know, keep them....

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

But $103 to ship a melamine plate to Australia!?! Good heavens!

sfgirlbybay said...

Carol - really??? that doesn't seem possible!