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Nobrow Curios is back – Rocks and Minerals

After almost a year and a half in hibernation, Nobrow Curios – the place where we share all of our inspiring bits and bobs – is back. This first post concerns a specific volume of The Golden Stamp Book series by Simon and Schuster © 1957, created so that children could take part in illustrating the educational book themselves, well… sort of.

What we find so delicious about these books though, is that the stamps as well as being a means to add colour and interactivity to an otherwise rather bland, monotone book were an inventive way of circumventing the costly process full colour printing. Kudos to the Simon and Schuster of the 50s for their exercises in modesty and thriftiness. Beautiful book! More pics below… look at that bling!