A Message from Founder and Curator Lou Brooks, As.D.:
Welcome, artists and aficionados alike, to the brand new home of The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies, where tools of the trade that have died or have just about died a slow death are cheerfully exhibited — as well as those that perhaps don't get invited out to dinner as much as they used to!
The Museum now features more fun than you deserve, and, of course, almost 500 images of art supply artifacts, all contributed by visitors like you! As always, your comments are always most welcome.
We also welcome you to submit images of any ghosts of graphic arts past. Click here or hit the submit button below, but please take a look to be sure you’re NOT sending a duplicate of something already exhibited. Any interesting packaging or literature is still cool.
So, c'mon in and stay awhile... the coffee’s always hot and the waxer’s always on!
- Lou Brooks, Doctor of Art Supplies
"A delightful place..." — boingboing.net
"A lot of fun and more than a few laughs to go through the over 400 items currently in the museum!" — Tom Richmond's MAD Blog
"Lou Brooks, Doctor of Art Supplies, has re-opened the doors of the Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies. A better, newer, collection of recent commercial art history." — Chuck Green at pageplane.com
"Where have all the Acu-arcs, xactos and stat cams gone? To the Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies, of course!" — adbroad.net
"...a site that just made me laugh out loud." — Larry Marder's Beanworld
contributed by Don Coplen
This compass was versatile in the variety of uses. The thumbwheel end would allow the user to insert pencils, pens, and even brushes for making circles.