I recently came across this online museum of forgotten art supplies – where tools of the trade that have died or have just about died a slow death are cheerfully exhibited. Sadly, it is not a physical, actual bricks-n-mortar place (I wish)…but it is a really amusing site, with over 500 images of art supply artifacts, all contributed by visitors to the page. See their artifacts here.
Not only do I enjoy the former tools of the trade and thinking about how differently designers and artists work now — but it is always hard for me to resist old typography, cool packaging, and interesting design styles.
Enjoy some design history and be glad that you no longer have to use rubber cement!