Hardware Illustrated is a visual blog documenting the lost product illustrations from years ago. Specifically, these images are from a Hibbard Spencer Barlett & Co. hardware catalog dating 1962.
After working 5 ½ years in a hardware store, this catalog was given to me by the store owner. It only took 6 years of the book sitting in storage, for me to find its purpose. For years, I’ve always found a great fascination in the skillfully rendered images that grace the worn pages of this catalog. Everything from wrenches and hammers to fishing poles and pressure cookers.
About the author:
Alan Cain is an emerging local artist based in Chicago, IL. A Michigan transplant, Alan received his B.A.A. from Central Michigan University in 2010, with a double concentration in Sculpture & Ceramics.