Certificates Used to Mean Somthing

Beautiful Certificates
Beautiful Certificates

Certificates of achievement in the early 20th century were real works of art.  Recently I found a collection of them on the walls of a country house.  This one awarded to William Flatau for 20 years service as the warden of a North London synagogue.    These are serving as an inspiration for a capsule for London Denim AW14.  An incredible the amount of finished detail on these was completed by hand, without computer, photoshop or illustrator.  Very inspirational!  This certificate is a case in point of inspiration being taken from many different styles, it is Arthurian, victoriana with a touch of deco. What talented people lived back then.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s