Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cigarette Cards

So while I wait a little longer before starting my new project I decided to visit my dad. While I was dads I was doing my usual clearing out and I came across a gift that my grandma's husband gave to me when I was a child. Finding this gift in amongst all my old books was like finding hidden treasure. The images were so delightful, I thought I'd share them with you all here. Obviously I won't be selling these!

My mum has been busy buying some botanically inspired postcards for me, and she has come up with some right gems. Since then I have been busy keeping an eye out for them too, but now I am also going to keep an eye out for cigarette cards with botanical drawings on. I wish we could do something like this again in the modern era. Such as when you get an app for your gizmo's you also get a free collectable card like this or printed pictures on the backs of till receipts. It's all about getting the art out there to me and cheering up the masses.  

 Daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)

A nice habitat illustration of Yellow Iris (Iris pseudoacorus)