Valet Parking Tags by guest: Brooke Reynolds



I have always tried to pay attention to the ground beneath my feet, but
especially so after I moved to New York. There are such nice surprises
waiting, if you just keep your eyes open. I started noticing these
lovely bits of paper all over the city. I'm a sucker for red type, so
that is probably what first caught my eye. Originally I thought they
were dry cleaning tags, but after some research I think they might be
valet parking stubs. Whatever they are, I adore them and wish I could
collect more before they become a relic of the past, replaced by a
generic receipt. I think their days are sadly numbered.

14 comments:

Tonya said...

I am pretty sure they are parking stubs from the parking lots around the city. I grew up doing commercials and driving into the city from NJ for interviews. My mom used to park at those lots. It never occurred to me that they would not be around anymore. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I live so far away from that world now, but it is nice to remember those little things.

shanon said...

Cool! I especially love the mint green one. =)

erin said...

love these tiny collections!

Lauren From Texas said...

how cool! one man's trash...

siblingmine said...

love it! i collect used train tickes at the hospital where i work. every few days there one on the ground. i love to see where everyone is traveling from. check out this book called 'mungo' if you get a chance. choice read bout man who collects stuff

puglyfeet said...

This would make a beautiful print.

janet said...

i love this collection.

Susan said...

I'm inspired - with a husband that always brings home the drycleaning, maybe I can convince him to save the papers bits for me.

Besos!

Lizzy said...

How fun!

Jill said...

brooke, just when i thought you couldn't get any cooler... you tell me you collect bits from the street. i love what you've gathered so far.

i also love the metro north receipts that say 'this is not a ticket' in red text on the back.

Erin said...

oooh. good ephemera

RhiannonM said...

Next time I am in the city I will look for things like this. Fantastic.

Orangina said...

My husband is also a collector of parking tickets. Check out an interview....

http://printeresting.org/2008/08/25/urban-print-ephemera/

Orangina said...

My husband also collects parking tickets. Check out interview...

http://printeresting.org/2008/08/25/urban-print-ephemera/

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