I won’t be moving on from delivering Polaroid news anytime soon, but I’m happy to announce that the proposal for my next book has sold. It’ll be a biography of Weegee, a.k.a. Arthur Fellig, the greatest crime photographer ever to walk New York’s streets. Henry Holt will publish, and (based on my manuscript due date) [...]
Breaking news in Polaroidland, and this is actually pretty big.
I’ve posted before about the wonders of Type 55, the 4-by-5-inch peel-apart film that gave photographers both a print and a usable negative. It was black-and-white, and slow in speed–the negative was ISO 25 to 35, the print ISO 50–so its images were [...]
The New York Times has posted an obituary for Mitch Leigh, composer of Man of La Mancha. A sweet man, by all accounts, who enjoyed his work in the advertising-jingle world plenty, and then had one immense shining Broadway hit that will endure as long as Broadway shows are around. “The Impossible Dream” is [...]
There seems to be no end to the parade of Polaroid kitsch out there, and these two products in particular make me laugh every time.
This one slices cheese.
And this one is for… well, let’s just say after you eat the cheese.
Does the logo for Nationwide Insurance remind you of anything?
When this logo was launched in in 1999, the Website Business First described it thus: “The focus of the brand campaign will be an unusual new logo … a picture frame with the word ‘Nationwide’ on the bottom. Nationwide says the frame will [...]
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- @thisisjendoll Sure, just keep making spinoffs! 06:19:35 PM July 22, 2014 from Twitter for iPad in reply to thisisjendoll ReplyRetweetFavorite
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- @Sharon_Paley It was a strange time. I remember going to Yankee Stadium then and seeing guys openly smoke pot in the upper deck. 11:27:23 PM July 21, 2014 from Twitter for iPhone in reply to Sharon_Paley ReplyRetweetFavorite