Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Where soldiers smile

Especially for Israel's 63rd independence day, another napkin from the Souvenir of Israel series.
This 3 colors print show a collection of illustrated scenes taken from a typical service in the Israeli army. In those days I guess no one thought there's something totally weird about displaying this as a cute and smiley souvenir..
Happy birthday Israel. Hope we won't need soldiers on our napkins anymore.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Independence day

Left: Independence day Tashcach (The Jewish calender year), Middle: logo - 20 Israel,
Right: "Revivim" school Kiryat Haim
A napkin from 1968 for Israel's 20 years of independence celebrations. Was printed for Revivim school in Kiryat Haim, where my mom was studying in those days, as a souvenir for the joyous holiday.
I can't imagine there will be any napkins given away on this year's celebrations..

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A long distance relationship

He loves me? She loves me? - Hebrew, English, French and Italian
Another sweet illustrated napkin describing a complex romantic situation. 3 colors print that create a lively scene and a skirt I wouldn't mind having for myself.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A post royal wedding post

Gilton halls - were either in Tel Aviv or Ramat-Gan

After the royal wedding frenzy I felt things gotta be back in proportions. Spending 80 million pounds on a family event is something most of us will luckily never have to experience. Back in the 60's those who wanted a big and lavish wedding did it in event-halls. Big halls, usually decorated with tacky wallpapers, where the guests would sit around tables, enjoy the obligatory chicken while watching the young couple go all the way under the Chuppah.
This is one of a few event-halls napkins I have in the collection. Probably were collected at the event itself..

Gilton halls - logo

The randomly spaced typography around the logo indicates that it was probably hand written by someone with a good hand, yet no eraser. The messy logo combines the letters G and Gimel (ג) as for Gilton, plus some elements that are supposed to make it feel more royal (?).
I really wonder if there were any royal wedding napkins served at the table, and if they looked any better than this one.