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Paul Bommer: Cockney Alphabet.  X for Breakfast: "Here is Knuckles McGrath, a tattooed East End heavy with a broken nose and cauliflower ears, delicately makes his way through the four hard-boiled eggs he has each morning with his toast."

Paul Bommer: Cockney Alphabet. X for Breakfast: "Here is Knuckles McGrath, a tattooed East End heavy with a broken nose and cauliflower ears, delicately makes his way through the four hard-boiled eggs he has each morning with his toast."

What’s the colour of the universe?  If you want to make a cosmic latte from scratch, you must first invent the universe. No, seriously—“cosmic latte” is actually the average colour assigned to the universe. Astronomers once thought it was an intriguing pale turquoise, but it’s really just an ordinary-looking beige. This colour was first mentioned in the footnote of a paper on star formation, written by two astronomers at John Hopkins University who determined the colour just for kicks.

What’s the colour of the universe? If you want to make a cosmic latte from scratch, you must first invent the universe. No, seriously—“cosmic latte” is actually the average colour assigned to the universe. Astronomers once thought it was an intriguing pale turquoise, but it’s really just an ordinary-looking beige. This colour was first mentioned in the footnote of a paper on star formation, written by two astronomers at John Hopkins University who determined the colour just for kicks.

via British Postal Museum & Archive: More on how to post eggs. A poster from our archive collection. See more posters at http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/designsondelivery

via British Postal Museum & Archive: More on how to post eggs. A poster from our archive collection. See more posters at http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/designsondelivery

I think I'd like a calling card styled after this. I love the script writing.

I think I'd like a calling card styled after this. I love the script writing.

MyCatJeoffry2-detail1-lores.jpg 650×975 pixels

MyCatJeoffry2-detail1-lores.jpg 650×975 pixels

Paul Bommer: Tattooed Sailor (print for sale)

Paul Bommer: Tattooed Sailor (print for sale)

James Potter, Leather-Breeches Maker 18th Century Trade (business) card

James Potter, Leather-Breeches Maker 18th Century Trade (business) card

18th century trade card: "John Brailsford Cutler in the Broad part of St. Martins Court Leicester Fields maketh & Selleth all Sorts of the Best London Work. Knives Forks Razors Scissors Penknives fleams Garnders & Painters Knives, Fine Steel & Metal Buckels, Cork Screws Spurs, Snuffers..." - The list goes on and on! As do the number of different typefaces used!

18th century trade card: "John Brailsford Cutler in the Broad part of St. Martins Court Leicester Fields maketh & Selleth all Sorts of the Best London Work. Knives Forks Razors Scissors Penknives fleams Garnders & Painters Knives, Fine Steel & Metal Buckels, Cork Screws Spurs, Snuffers..." - The list goes on and on! As do the number of different typefaces used!

The Old Trade Cards of 18th century London

An entry from A Turtle's Salon du The