Friday, February 08, 2008

Mechanical Valentines


It must have been fun to design valentines like this one. Just a little mechanical. I have quite a few from a house sale my mother ran long ago. Remember the fun of opening little white valentine envelopes? And some kids gave you candy too. I have some Victorian ones that are incredibly elaborate but no fun to display because every time you open one another piece falls off.

4 comments:

sal said...

I love those old valentines! Every time I see even those little doilies I think how fun it was to make valentines.

Namowal said...

When I saw the Elephant Valentine my first thought was it's interactive!

Namowal said...

Excuse the double post, but I meant to add that I know what you mean about trying to handle an older object without further damaging it. Sort of like looking through and old book where each page you turn comes loose.

Sally said...

Namowal, I thought about making it interactive, but I've been involved in too many Flash projects at same time and wasn't thinking straight.

We have some vintage paper backs like that, open the covers and play pickup stix.