Friday, September 23, 2011
Whether it's because I knew I'd have enough work to keep me busy or just because I liked the looks of them, invoices were one of my favorite types of paper. They still are of course, but now I get to do whatever I want with them! And with that, what I'm about to show you I've spoken of before, but only as a teaser. But now, in all their glory, is a WHOPPING PILE of invoicey wonderfulness:
This is the stack that my art friend Shelley Massey and I went halfsies on. I'd love to see what she's making with her half! :D
I love these so much! Most are accounts receivable invoices for Allis-Chalmers, a manufacturer of farm implements and tractors which was founded in Milwaukee in the 1840s (it was such a presence that the city of West Allis may have gotten its name from the company). Unfortunately, A-C isn't in Milwaukee anymore but Houston, Texas, where it's known as Allis Chalmers Energy.
I can't WAIT to sink my teeth into this pile further - I hope I do these invoices justice in my work!