Ephemeral remains of Stephen Coles.
Writer, editor, typographer.
Oakland and Berlin.

Background image: BonBon Kakku
Title typeface: Times New Roman

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cyrushighsmith:

Good bye, Mike. I will miss you.

cyrushighsmith:

Good bye, Mike. I will miss you.

Wouldn’t it be a wonderful memorial to the respected dead if, every time a loved or admired person dies for whom we want to structure some praise, we also took a moment to pay someone living a well-deserved compliment?

New York circa 1903 (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

PopTech 2013 visuals by Marian Bantjes

“Tomorrow Night” (1997) by Louis C.K.

Advertisement, Auditorium Hotel, Los Angeles (via California Historical Society Digital Collection)

Table of ATF Gothics in the late 1950s

“These are fragments from an as-yet-unidentified (to me, at least) ATF catalog. They were distributed by Perfection Type, Inc. of Minneapolis, an authorized ATF type dealer. Thanks are due to Sky Shipley of Skyline Type Foundry for preserving these fragments (as they came to him) and making them available.” — Dr. David M. MacMillan of Circuitous Root

It’s a good reference for the range of ATF gothics — members of extended, dysfunctional “families” that were never realized as large, cohesive typeface families until 40 or so years later with releases like Benton Sans and ITC Franklin.

Give the gift of Marinović: Do Not Open.

http://mahnahmahnah.com 

Speaking of domains, I’ve had this one for far too long. Time to put it to good use.

bsider.com domain for sale

  • The domain bsider.com is for sale by owner (me).
  • No reasonable offer refused.
  • Consider it for your blog about obscure music (B-sider) or archive of nursery rhymes (along came the spider and sat down bsider).
  • Contact me.

“Simple Summary of Sausage: A Handy Get-Aquainted Guide for Young Housewives on the Goodness of Ready-to-eat Meats”
Published by the American Meat Institute
Appeared in Ladies Home Journal, August 1947 
(via File Photo)

Photomechanical Variations by Edstan: line screen, posterized, mezzotint.

(Scan by File Photo)

There was plenty of work for a sign painter in 19th-century New York.

Lower Hudson Street, Numbers 2, 3, and 5, ca. 1865. Photograph by Marcus Ormsbee, New York Historical Society.

Modern Reklame-Schriften (Modern Calligraphy in Advertising), ca. 1935

The Wolfsonian FIU Library Collection
Donated by Steve Heller

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