The Peculiar Manicule archive


“Hello. I’m a graphic designer and ephemera collector in Seattle whose favorite pastime is rummaging through second-hand shops for books and other printed paper artifacts from the 1960s and 70s. I’ve decided to archive and share some of my favorite finds here. I hope they amuse and inspire you as much as they do me.

I have a particularly soft spot for the unique style of pop art-infused psychedelia created by Hallmark and American Greetings in the late 1960s and early 70s. Behind these mod pieces’ smooth edges and sugary sentiments are some expertly executed (and wonderfully weird) examples of late mid-century design and illustration.

I’ll also be posting items from my growing collections of books and magazines, typography catalogs, paper toys, album covers, gumball machine display cards, studio greeting cards, and miscellaneous ephemera. Enjoy!” —