Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Young Greg Shaw at his mimeograph machine.
In 1970 Greg Shaw introduced Who Put the Bomp in response to the "mainstream" music press. The magazine published the early writings of rock music journalists Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus and Richard Meltzer, and grew into an independent record label, BOMP!, with the 1974 release of the San Francisco-based band Flamin' Groovies' single "You Tore Me Down." BOMP! Records has released innumerable influential artists in the garage, punk and power pop genres. The label continues today under the guidance of Suzy Shaw, ex-wife and life-long friend and partner to Greg, after his death in 2004.
Shaw, Suzy and Mick Farren. BOMP! Saving the World One Record at a Time. American Modern Books, 2007.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
We feature D. Stempel Ltd.'s type specimen Success Series, "an exceedingly attractive type family," offering a variety of samples of the type along with examples of the type in advertising.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Type Tuesday - More from Internationaler Graphischer Muster-Austansch des Deutschen Buchdricker-Vereins
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
O-zoN liquid hand soap
Monday, December 22, 2014
|The jolly old miner, California Lettersheet Collection, Kemble Spec Col 09, California Historical Society|
|Happy New Year, 1856 To all at home, California Lettersheet Collection, Kemble Spec Col 09, California Historical Society|
Archivist & Manuscripts
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The first issue (Vol. 1, Issue 1 of November 1865) began with an introduction proclaiming James Conner's Sons ambivalent feelings regarding the publication of the issue: It is with mixed feelings of pride and diffidence that we commit the first issue of THE TYPOGRAPHIC MESSENGER to the tender mercies of so critical an audience as the followers of the “art preservative:” pride, in the fact that our earnest efforts to produce a unique typographic art-specimen are measurably successful; diffidence, in the consciousness of many imperfections in style, matter and execution.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Gold mining continues in Colombia today, often under extremely dangerous conditions. Moving photographs of some of the men, women, and children who work in the mines can be found here: http://www.aljazeera.com/photo_galleries/programmes/2011748834219548.htm
|Jornales empleados en el mes de Marzo de 1890, Asbury Harpending papers, MS 950, California Historical Society|
Archivist & Manuscripts Librarian
Tuesday, December 9, 2014