Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gone But Not Forgotten

How do you follow up an animation hardware history?  With a look at The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies.

9 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Thanks Mark, I may enjoy this!

Bijan Shahir said...

Hi Mark, long time listener, first time caller. This is a really interesting website and while it's full of fascinating objects and insightful interviews, many of the objects are completely foreign to me. Do you know of any resources that have the classic techniques of graphic designers as videos or as step-by-step instructions?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Cool! I had to resort to ebay to find a staedtler electric eraser with a metal chuck, and pay an arm and a leg for it. The new ones are made with all plastic, and it doesn't hold the erasers well at all!

Mark Mayerson said...

Hi Bijan. You're most likely to learn about pre-digital techniques through older books. Look for books from the 1970s and earlier, before the first desktop computers were used.

Brubaker said...

I still use most of that stuff!

Bill Perkins said...

Very Cool Site.

Dimond mine said...

Amazing site and pictures--

Bijan Shahir said...

Thank you, Mark!

Steve Cooper said...

That museum has a lot of stuff in it that's still widely used, though. Stuff like mechanical pens and pencils, kneaded eraser, drafting brush, t-square, etc. Art supply stores still sell all that and more - if everything had gone digital, they wouldn't exist.

Plenty of people still use electric pencil sharpeners, too.