Not too many words this week - well… it is all about numbers!
Plenty of images though - showing numbers being used as decoration, their representation in print and some objects in which numbers are an integral part.
How many of these do you remember?
This mouse one’s a teensy bit sad - it ends with no little mice left!
All illustrations by Denis Wrigley taken from One Two Three Four first published in 1970.
We picked up these wooden printing blocks some years ago, and have a large tray of them mounted on a wall. They have a really sculptural quality and we love the way light & shadow fall across its surface.
We found this lovely pack of old playing cards in a mixed box auction lot the other day.
When you think of items that require numbers to function, clocks would be top of most people’s list. Here are some nice examples that H is for Home currently has in stock or has sold recently.
We love these early pocket calculators with their red or green displays. They seemed so space age at the time!
Not forgetting telephones - push button and dial versions.
And then there are numbers used as pure decoration. The main photo at the top is a 1960s fabric design. And there’s this Carltonware money box, again from the 60s. We love the ‘groovy’ treatment that numbers got during this decade.
Hope you enjoyed today’s blog - we don’t think it’s going to be too hard for you to guess what ‘O’ will be for next week!