Keith was successfully launched toward home this afternoon complete with three huge suitcases and two carry-ons. We really enjoyed his visit. Keith is like one of the family. We will miss him, but at least we have his two blogs to read. Have you seen his newest blog "Stuff Smith Times"? Currently he has a post with a number of music covers that he designed before he became Lo Bue Art full time. Go have a look.
While Keith was here, I received a book I had ordered after reading about it on Kelly Kilmer's blog. Kelly always costs me a bunch of dollars because she finds the most interesting things.
It is the true story of mail art pioneer Reginald Bray who in 1898 began testing the British postal system regulations by mailing all sorts of objects adorned only with a postage stamp. Eventually he mailed himself. Keith was so taken by it that I gave him my book and ordered another from Amazon. It came the next day! It is full of interesting illustrations.
Kelly also posted a note about Vintage Magazine. I ordered it and received it. This is also very interesting.
It is an oversize magazine and appears to be hand-bound and includes all types of inclusions like this book within a book:
And this shopping bag with pull-out story:
There are pop-out ads, folded pages and a number of different types of paper within the magazine. The only trouble I found with it was that I could not discern the focus or the purpose of the magazine. There were stories and articles about old hotels and old typewriters, but nothing really held together for me. Has anyone else read Vintage Magazine?