my love for pattern…..
..is luckily fed by many different outlets, including everyday objects such as the envelopes that bills arrive in. (As you can see from our updated background here) Most of these patterns are original to the 1950′s and were hand drawn. I have an evergrowing collection, soon to be used as a wall treatments or something of the like. I did a little bit of research on the history and found out they have never been patented so they continue to be used many years later. Cool. “These later came into prominence in the 50s and 60′s. Companies like Sears, Montgomery Ward, ATT, Magazine Publishers, and the like all used security tints and other devices on their envelopes on the inside. No one has ever cataloged, patented or copywrited these markings so they evolved through standard usage. ” – as researched by Maynard H. Benjamin, the president and CEO of the Envelopes Manufacturers Association.
Good stuff, you should collect, at least wrap presents in them….