I don't know about you but I LOVE the 4th of July! I really think it just might be my favorite holiday. It's full of the patriotic colors RED, WHITE and BLUE (red being a favorite of mine), it means summer is really here and it means time at the lake relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends.
Along with the red, white and blue and the 4th of July parades the air will be filled with colorful, awe inspiring fireworks. Who doesn't love fireworks? Well, I know I do so I decided to revisit a blog post that I wrote a couple of years back entitled Print and Graphic Design Inspiration – Fireworks. In that blog post I included l included links to all kinds of cool sites about fireworks. Since that post so much more has shown up on the web so here are some new links that may interest and inspire you this Independence Day.
Vintage printed firecracker labels seem to be all the rage. I found many collections online, for display as well as for sale. Collecting these firecracker designs is a passion for some.
Mr. Brick Label has been collecting Chinese firecracker labels since he was five and you can see his collection on flickr.
My Collection of Chinese Firecracker Labels
If you are a Pinterest user you may want to consider following Jennifer Roginson's Pinterest Board. It contains a nice collection of vintage firecracker label images.
The following blog post was written in 2010 and it contains some nice examples of firecracker packaging.
Design Friday: 65 Vintage Firecracker Labels
Do you have any favorite sites? Please share below if you do!
So, since many of us will be seeing a fireworks display over the July 4th holiday weekend I thought I would put together some links for fireworks photography. If you take any good ones feel free to share!
Firework Photography Tips from The-Digita-Picture.com
Digital Photography School offers this instructional.
How to Photograph Fireworks Displays
And, who wouldn't want to check out the tips offered by National Geographic?
Photo Gallery: Photographing Fireworks
Last but not least National Geographic Kids has this great collection of firework photography. Enjoy!