Monday, 5 March 2012

Vintage Paper Supplies

Inklinks is fascinated with old paper - yellowing, with lines a-fading, corners slightly folded - loose sheets, or bound with rusting staples, school books, exercise books - vintage paper is delicious. I'm constantly fascinated with the butcher who in the 1940s was issuing receipts or invoices bearing an intricate embossed coat of arms. 

I marvel at the fading blue lines and red margin in this old Maths book:


- the edges of these Waverley envelopes:

the stains on the pages of this hard-back notepad:

Old paper is like retracing what might have been if - 
Potential that was never realized. A second chance to inscribe what hasn't been said.

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