Friday, February 22, 2008
High-Five Fridays #6
Yet five more things I liked this week.
#1. A gallery of vintage condom wrappers from the 1930s-40s with great colorful graphics. I can't imagine more ephemeral bits of paper. If your grandparents weren't in such a hurry that they ripped them to shreds (or crumpled them in shame), then the contents of the packet should have moldered and ruined them. Gallery curated by Ethan Persoff, link via Silent Porn Star.
#2. Bookhunter, hard-boiled adventures of library police. A 1970s-set, crime thriller comic about the recovery of a rare tome, stolen from the Oakland Public Library. Loosely based on a real case, the comic is manga-paced with CSI details of book-binding knots and card catalogs. The art is a bit on the crude side but stick with it. Shiga Books, link via Making Light.
#3. An ode to the likeable characters that wander through your shop by a bookseller on a much needed vacation (who's feeling home sick apparently), The Book Trout.
#4. Internet Commerce: Building a Bridge to the 20th Century: A look at the changing face of internet bookselling and thoughts about the future. Tom Nealon for The Bookshop Blog.
#5. Who is N.R. De Mexico? by Fender Tucker: A print article in Paperback Parade #69 on the mysterious pulp novelist who penned the highly sought-after 1951 novel Marijuana Girl (which has been snatched from my claws TWICE now). Purchase an omnibus of De Mexico's work from Ramble House here.
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