No, these are not some kind of vintage finds. They are actually fairly recent releases. Vintage-style board books for kids by Greg Paprocki.
It’s a series that has steadily trickled out over the last couple of years and is now quite a sizeable range for small people, although you suspect the aim here is to appeal to the parents as much as the kids.
All the books are the of Nebraska-based illustrator Greg Paprocki, taking inspiration in terms of drawing style from the mid-20th century. Indeed, inspiration for the content is also drawn from that era in a couple of cases.
Check out G Is for Go-Go: A Sixties Alphabet, a collection of 26 illustrations for toddlers inspired by rock and roll, the space race, pop art, psychedelia and more from the 1960s. Or A Is for Atom: A Midcentury Alphabet, J Is for Jazz: A Roaring Twenties Alphabet, M is for Monocle: A Victorian Alphabet, S is for School: A Classroom Alphabet, L Is for Love: A Heartfelt Alphabet and many more. All rather cool and of course, educational too.
Great for kids to discover words and themes, nice for retro design-loving parents to have around the house when other parents pass by.
Most of these US-produced books are available in the UK too, so don’t worry about picking them up. Amazon has them for between £6 and £7 each.
Via Junior Hipster