Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Edgar Church Huff Show Card Lettering

I recently acquired these two show lettering cards by Edgar Church Huff (1888 – 1978).

Church maintained his art service studio in the Denver area from about 1910-1965, with the majority of his work – clichés, spot art and custom lettering, produced from 1918-1950. He also created numerous color paintings and landscapes during this time. He was hired on a freelance basis for variegated lettering styles, borders and pen and ink illustrations for ads running in the Colorado Yellow Pages.

Edgar Church was among the few who received a certain amount of acclaim – and some of that recognition today is thanks to Chuck Rozanski, an avid comics collector (drag queen) and founder of Mile High Comics. Church was one of the leading comics collectors in the 20s, 30s and 40s. The two disciplines, comics and graphic design/lettering, were intertwined — and comics splash panels certainly influenced his work.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Guided Missiles

One of many the strange things in my collection.
GUIDED MISSILES "Modern Weapons For the Modern Army"
16 page pamphlet publish by The united States Army and General Electric Company in 1970s.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Aretha Franklin by Milton Glaser

Recently, I acquired this Milton Glaser poster created for the November 1968 issue of the youth culture-focused Eye Magazine.

Eye Magazine only put out a total of 15 issues over its yearlong existence. The other artists featured on its poster inserts included Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles.

The National Portrait Gallery acquired an copy in 2011. It comes with a set of original instructions for removing it from the magazine, aimed at the magazine’s teenage readership (“tear carefully along the perforated line”).

Aretha Franklin posed with her portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in 2015.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

More Manga by Kanzaki Junji

I acquired these manga original page exclusively because of the dynamic of the last frame. Especially nicely represented in the left leg of the person in the black suit. 

This is page from Ai to Fukushuu no Banka (Eternal song of love and revenge) Crime Yakuza story published in Weekly Manga Sunday in 2003 and drawn by Kanzaki Junji.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Boys from Sarajevo

A few days ago I posted this photo of boys from Sarajevo by Bernard Pierre Wolff taken in 1967 asking the question "Where are they now, who they are, and what happened to them in the Bosnian war?"

My question was answered by Sead Kresevljakovic from Al Jazeera Balkans. Sead went to the neighborhood in the photo and found the brother of one of the boys, and was given most of their names: Nebi Ramani, Dzevad Tukic, Fuad, Semsudin Heco, Dzevad, Sabahudin including the name of his brother Kemal Imsirpasic (far left with truck). Unfortunately Kemal was killed in the War.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Two more photographs by Bernard Pierre Wolff

I acquired two more photographs by Bernard Pierre Wolff, most known by his photography for album cover 'Closer', by Joy Division from 1980.

These two photos were taken in 1967 in Bosnia, Yugoslavia. One is a photo of children in Sarajevo and the other one of a boy somewhere in Bosnia.

These kids are my generation. When one sees theses faces one cannot but question where are they now and what happened to them in the Bosnian war.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Photograph by Bernard Pierre Wolff

Recently, I acquired this photograph by Bernard Pierre Wolff shot on his trip in 1967 to Bosnia, Yugoslavia.

Probably the most known photograph by Bernard Wolff is album cover for Closer, by Joy Division from 1980.