an ephemeral interlude

Shauna and James from Trigger sift through my random piles of ephemera and paper bits and pieces.

Shauna and James from Trigger sift through my random piles of ephemera and paper bits and pieces.

Finished Eclecto notebooks made with magazine makeready, lined paper that I designed and customized with ephemera.

Finished Eclecto notebooks made with magazine makeready, lined paper that I designed and customized with ephemera.

Today Shauna and James from Calgary advertising and design agency Trigger, stopped by for some mid-day creative fun. Throughout November, we've been hosting Thursday noon-hour creative workshops in UPPERCASE—offering designers a break from their usual routines and a chance to play. Today's session also offered me a nice pause from my desk; I've been glued to my computer—issue #16 is going to the printer next week!

I had a chance to rifle through some ephemera... enjoy!

Detail from a fire insurance certificate from 1904.

Detail from a fire insurance certificate from 1904.

Insurance document from 1914.
Insurance document from 1914.
A little box of anagram paper letters.

A little box of anagram paper letters.

Some embroidered letters still in their package.
Some embroidered letters still in their package.
Lucky initials for somebody!

Lucky initials for somebody!

Some makeready from an old issue and the diecut and foil-stamped Eclecto spines.

Some makeready from an old issue and the diecut and foil-stamped Eclecto spines.

Fire insurance for $500 and $6 deductible on a 1.5 story shingle roof. No lightning coverage. 1904.

Fire insurance for $500 and $6 deductible on a 1.5 story shingle roof. No lightning coverage. 1904.