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

Letters by designer Tânia Raposo

Stephenson, Blake & Company, Sheffield, 1838
Republished in Type, A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles
(Review of the book coming to Typographica.org soon.)

There is “sans serif”, “sans-serif”, “gothic”, “grotesque”, and “doric”. But did you know “sans-surryphs”? Stephenson Blake coined the term (or was Vincent Figgins first?) for their own very early sans serifs. The name did not stick. They switched to “Sans Serif” later in the 19th century.

Schriftgiesserei Ferd. Theinhardt, Berlin, 1892
Republished in Type, A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles
(Review of the book coming to Typographica.org soon.)

Schriftgießerei Emil Gursch, Berlin, 1914
From the foundry’s specimen of Industria
Republished in Type, A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles
(Review of the book coming to Typographica.org soon.)

The Letterform Archive is a private collection of rare typographic and lettering artifacts. Director Rob Saunders wants to share his treasures with the world via high-fidelity digital captures and reproductions. The first effort is a 2014 calendar featuring 12 historically significant masterworks and 12 new typefaces that I helped select.

The calendar is about to reach its funding goal before the deadline tonight. You can help put it over the top, and with a few more bucks Rob can add a couple of extra pages about the featured fonts.

Blindly following design trends used to be SUCH A HASSLE! So much work to find and copy the hottest styles, to produce random nonsense from the content, to make things look impenetrable and cool. Not anymore! Thanks, Trend List and Trend List Generator!

GRUMBLING Jawtickler Curatives, CHILD Spankers

Ronaldson Title Slope in “Specimens of Printing Types”, MacKellar Smiths and Jordan, 1897

Fifteenth Book of Specimens (Compact Edition), Cincinnati Type Foundry”, 1882

Some really nice lettershapes in the Mezzotype design. The logotypes are typical Victorian splendor.

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