January 20th, 2012
My buddy Trevor and I have been digging up some beautiful gems today.

Apparently prior to Bakelite (in America), there was a similar pre-cursor called Plaskon.

Whereas Bakelite is often seen in Jewelry and Kitchenware of the period (1940s-50s mainly), Plaskon seems to have been used for more industrial purposes. We've found killer photos of products, advertising, and some insane logotypes that made me giggle with excitement. Trevor has even started a Plaskon-inspired font. Attached are some of the best Bakelite/Plaskon products we scrounged up from the interweb.

Click the images for links to the original sources.