Star icon to indicate updates At a glance

Writings and musings on the latest web trends and life, advertising, design, projects, and news from an avid and prolific web designer.
Up and about since 2003.

Click here for the RSS 2.0 feed Follow me on Twitter Pictures from my Flickr account

Mat Kearney

Most commented posts Most commented

Interesting Defunct United States Airlines
What I learned from the Boston Career Forum
Getting FancyUpload to Work
Google Plus bar color changer extension
Home Sweet American Culture
An Engineer's Nightmare - Ocean Tower, South Padre Island
Install Android 2.2 Froyo on iPhone 3G on Windows with pics and video
Setting up the Arduino Pro Mini and Bluetooth Mate on Mac
Mutterings from 30th Street Station
Python on the iPad

Nov 14 | Swiss travel brochures

You need only perform a Google image search for “Swiss travel brochures” to understand how much artistry and thought has gone into the historic leaflets now adoring postcards and posters around the world. So you can imagine my glee when visiting the Zurich flea market I snagged a bunch for 20CHF. Aide from Giessbach I’ve been to all of these places, so they’re not entirely random locations.

The back of this brochure lists prices for the Giessbach Park-Hotel for 15-18CHF per night. Currently the cheapest rooms at the now Grandhotel Giessbach is about 10 times as much. Apparently it had fallen into disrepair by the late 70s and was renovated and reopened in the mid-80s.



I couldn’t tell when this was printed, but a return ticket up Harder Kulm on the funicular is listed as 5CHF. Right now it is 30CHF.


This Zermatt one is from 1958.

These ones of Jungfraujoch and Kleine Scheidegg, the one stop before the summit, are from 1958 as well.



Comments Comment (1)

More recent posts

Oct 23 | A review of the Nexus 6P

I’ve had the Huawei-built Nexus 6P for two weeks now and I feel like it’s just enough time to get a good handle on the device and whether or not it’s the device you might want to buy. I haven’t read any other online review of this, though I’ve heard they’re fairly favorable. My verdict? […]

Oct 3 | Global Festa Tokyo 2015

I would not have know about this festival were it not for my father, but the Global Festa in Odaiba turned out to be quite the eye-opening insight into the myriad of non-profits that exist in Japan, as well as the crowd of younger folks attending. The whole event is a collection of stands and […]

Jun 20 | Too good to be true: the story of the Nationwide Ponzi scheme

It’s somewhat depressing to see how many Ponzi schemes are unravelled every month. According to a LexisNexis compilation in October of 2014, there were “8 guilty pleas with 10 newly discovered schemes involving more $500 million in the aggregate”. Nationwide Automated Systems claimed it “offers custom-designed wood cabinet options, designed to match the visual feel […]

May 2 | Design details of the Tokyo subway ticket machines

I’ve been a big fan of the Germaphobe’s Guide to Buying a Metrocard in it being an elegant exercise of understanding the design decisions behind the things we use every single day. I decided I’d take a similar exercise to the Tokyo subway ticket vending machines, which in some shape form the backbone of the […]

Feb 27 | GPS tracking my ski trip in Vail

This past week I had the chance to ski in Vail, Colorado, and I took with me my BadElf GPS Pro as I skied up and down, into the Back Bowls and the Blue Basin. I’m always interested in recording all sorts of odd bits of data, so I figured my ski tracks would be […]

Feb 8 | The Diary

Background: In 2013 I traveled 30,000 miles across Asia and New Zealand. I kept a web-based and paper-based diary, which was only recently recovered. This post will grow day by day as I add one new entry for each day I traveled. 2/7 Hong Kong Has it ever occurred to you how it might feel […]

Recently read

  • # [Inside Amazon]: wrestling big ideas in a bruising workplace
  • # Images show Sochi Olympics wasteland
  • # Mobile apps [must die]
  • # Useful objects made [uncomfortably] un-useful.
  • # A slightly weighted font [for dyslexics].
  • # The [nicest place] on the Internet
  • # The [definitive guide] to trading candy
  • # An awesome [handwriting font] made to mimic a doctor’s penmanship.
  • # 32 innovations that will [change your tomorrow]
  • # Six years in the making, a proposition for a sexy [highway font].
  • # It turns out there are [many things that don’t exist].
  • # Are expensive batteries worth it? [Maybe not]
  • # 10 things to do with [Hostess Twinkies]
  • # He’s eaten at [362 pizza joints] in New York City and has reviewed each one on an 8-slice scale.
  • # If you’re going to destroy your reputation as a PR person, better do it [in an epic way]
  • Subscribe »

    Search Categories