You know the drill now, we love the Herb Lester maps, both the design and the fine array of places they flag up. This Herb Lester vintage-inspired map of Glasgow looks like another winner for the company.
As ever, it's a map of the usual and the unusual – so expect record shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, and inevitably a fish and chip shop – albeit one with an opera-singing proprietor. There are also glorious parks, beautiful architecture and great food and drink – like an unchanged 1960s pub, the Glasgow Architectural Salvage Yard, an art deco restaurant and oyster bar (Rogano) and to top things off, an excellent record shop (Monorail).
The map is designed and illustrated by Brent Couchman, is A3-sized(297 x 420mm) and litho printed in England on recycled paper. A bargain at just £3. Another shot over the page.
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Chiming perfectly with current trends are these Beautiful Britain vintage notebooks.
The cloth bound notebooks are decorated with the distinctive book cover artwork of Brian Cook, produced for the Batsford guides to Britain from the 1930s through to the 1950s. There are four different designs to pick from: The Face of Scotland is shown above, or you could go for The Landscapes of England, The Spirit of London or The Inns of England. Perfect for taking on your own travels around the UK.
The notebooks are all selling for £6.29 each, with the exception of The Landscapes of England which you can buy for £5.29, all from Amazon.
If you are Scottish and of a certain age, you are likely to recognise the design Gillian Kyle has used on her new bag, featuring the packaging for the Creamola Foam drink.
For those less in the know, Creamola foam was a soft drink manufactured, as it says on the bag, in the form of soluble crystals. It was made in Glasgow and sold from the fifties until 1998 when Nestlé ceased production of the drink. If you're eager to try some, there's apparently now an independent company who manufacture a similar drink but until you track them down, this bag is a tasty substitute. The charming packaging of the crystals has been foil printed in fuchsia onto a plain cotton tote.
If you've got a sweet tooth for all things Scottish, Kyle was the artist behind the Tunnock's Tea Cake tote bag we featured a little while back.
You can get the back for £17.50.
Buy it from Folksy