This makes me chuckle every time I see it. A book by a guy who never got out of the foreign-language gate was published last week in Taiwan, translated into Mandarin. (You can order here, if you can read it.)
Strange things happen to brands over the years, and I begrudge the owners of the Polaroid trademark nothing in their attempts to keep the old girl going. Still, this is a very peculiar bit of licensing: the Polaroid Yoga Mat, available at Amazon.
What does Bill de Blasio, the recent winner of the Democratic primary for the New York City mayoralty and the presumptive next mayor, have to do with Polaroidland? Hah! Everyone has something to do with Polaroid, if you dig far enough.
That said, the Boston Globe today revealed that his connection is sturdier [...]
Someone recently asked me about the big Polaroid camera—not the 20×24, which is alive and well and well-tended, but its giant sibling, now retired.
One day in the mid-1970s, Edwin Land went to John McCann, one of his close deputies, with an idea. Land wanted to make a full-size reproduction of Renoir’s Bal à [...]
INSTANT: THE STORY OF POLAROID was published a year ago this weekend. (I can’t put my finger on the exact date; it was either September 26, 27, or 28, pushed up at the last minute from October 2. I remember it as a Friday, which would be the 28th, but Amazon says the 26th, so [...]
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