School is barely over and Staples already has school supplies ready for next year. Buying supplies was not that hard in the old days. It seems there is just too much choice and the teachers are finicky about what type of supplies they want. When we went to school all we needed was paper and something to write on. Kids carry schoolbags that weigh more than them. Christian Montone’s Flickr set of Christian Montone’s buddy icon Vintage Crayons, Paints & Art Supplies tallies a simpler time in school.