L.L. Bean Recreates the Magic of Old Catalogs with the Magic of Photoshop

Catalog nerds like me and Dodai will be excited to learn that L.L. Bean is marking its 100th anniversary by recreating four of its iconic old illustrated catalog covers with modern photography. And the judicious application of Photoshop filters. There's a video that shows how it was done for the first new/old cover.… »2/02/12 4:40pm2/02/12 4:40pm

What Rich People's Children Will Be For Halloween This Year

September's here, which means Halloween is right around the corner. And the Wishcraft kiddie costume catalog turned up in my mailbox, with an elegantly undead family on the cover and some interesting costumes inside. Vampires, ghosts and cultural appropriation, oh my! And just when you thought it was safe to take a… »9/06/11 2:40pm9/06/11 2:40pm