Tumblr We Love: TypeToy

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March 18, 2013
One man's inspiration is another's inspiration? TypeToy was created as a personal online reference library with an emphasis in vintage design and typography by Aaron Eiland, a senior designer by day and screen printer and freelance illustrator off-hours. Images ranging from colorful matchboxes to witty vintage illustrations are sourced from a variety of image-driven sites such as Flickr and a slew of blog sites. Says Eiland, "TypeToy was started as an online reference library for myself. The name comes from the idea of enjoying design just for fun, not on a professional level." With that in mind, do take a look at a few of our favorites after the jump!
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  Patterned matchboxes designed by Saul Bass.
    Patterned matchboxes designed by Saul Bass.
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  A perfectly composed bird's-eye view of a boxing match.
    A perfectly composed bird's-eye view of a boxing match.
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  From Adrienne Adams’ What Makes A Shadow, 1960.
    From Adrienne Adams’ What Makes A Shadow, 1960.
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  A piece of typewriter paper mysteriously doubles as the writer. Ghost writer, perhaps?
    A piece of typewriter paper mysteriously doubles as the writer. Ghost writer, perhaps?
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  Poster design for the Art Directors Club of Houston by Mark Greer.
    Poster design for the Art Directors Club of Houston by Mark Greer.
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  'If We Build it They Will Come' illustration by Matthew Hollister for The Boston Globe.
    'If We Build it They Will Come' illustration by Matthew Hollister for The Boston Globe.
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  From Pekin, a pictorial record by Brian Brake from Magnum for National Geographic, August 1960.
    From Pekin, a pictorial record by Brian Brake from Magnum for National Geographic, August 1960.
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  Vintage Polish packaging paper.
    Vintage Polish packaging paper.
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  A collection of various red bric-à-brac meticulously laid out.
    A collection of various red bric-à-brac meticulously laid out.
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  Four levels of city life, illustrated.
    Four levels of city life, illustrated.
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  Accumulation, 1952 by Yayoi Kusama.
    Accumulation, 1952 by Yayoi Kusama.
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  The cover of Spelboken (The Game Book) designed by Rolf Lagerson, 1960. Photo © AL / Book Cover Lover
    The cover of Spelboken (The Game Book) designed by Rolf Lagerson, 1960. Photo © AL / Book Cover Lover
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  Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
    Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

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