Saturday, 12 February 2011

Memory Game

I do love vintage memory games cards and I found another set at the carboot last Sunday- Waddingtons, dating from late 1960s.  They are illustrated by Alain Gree.
 I thought these looked familiar and then I had seen them on ingthings.  Ingrid always has a clever, simple and creative blog header.  It features a 'little family'- check it out now before it changes, she likes to refresh it frequently.  I remember at least one image on hers that I don't have and yet there are over 120 in the box.
The patterns look textured, not just blocks of colour.  And you can see the fabric weave on the black/white dotties
A weird selection of still life images
Joyful illustrations

My favourite, it is giving my ideas...
Happy weekend x
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12 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure that I had that set when I was growing up, although I really don't remember the photos of faces being in that set.
    Thanks for the memories!!

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  2. Some of these look really familiar and others really don't! I think my nan had some of these...they remind me of her at least.
    X

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  3. oooooooh, this is the very one i grew up with. these images are imprinted in my mind. i did not know they were alain gree though. this is why i was always so fond of his illustrations. i even bought some alain gree fabric recently and incorporated them in a quilt i made for my daughter.
    your favorite is my favorite as well. i always called it "the little klee" since paul klee has some similar paintings in his work.
    regards from germany, a.

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  4. Thankyou 'a'! Alain Gree's work is so lively and optimistic. I love the sound of fabric by him!

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  5. It looks like it was in a lot of households

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  6. I love the picture of the girl with the yellow hair...how 70's!

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  7. Hi Kerry, I read this post about the lotto cards, I didn't know they were from Alain Gree.
    A week ago I read a post from a dutch blogger who used his images for het webshop, she received a message from a lawyer (from the Alain Gree publisher)that she had to remove the images right away..(copyright thing..)
    Knowing this, and reading your post, made me decide to remove my header, I don't want to get in trouble for a few nice images..
    Thanks for letting know who the images were from,
    and I'm sorry I removed it (again..)
    Please ley me know wich image you're missing, i'll send it to you (with pleasure)

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  8. Another message form NL: I grew up with this set too!
    And I loved it, because I was sooooo good at it.
    That was before I started to read, then my whole world changed
    Into an even nicer place!

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  9. This is the exact set I grew up playing with. We still have it. My mom kept every match and now our kids play with it. What memories.

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