Monday, April 20, 2009

Dundalk Facility

Our colleagues over at the Otto Mannix Report have provided a valuable public service to our world-wide customer base by exposing the activities of your hard working yet humble staff here at the Standard as we try to bring you the latest obsolete information regarding American Cultural History. We can not stress the amount of support that the Mannix operation have given to the Standard over the years. So as a way of expressing our thanks we have located deep within our corporate archives images of our Dundalk Maryland information fabrication plant and our loyal staffers Ed, Bob, and Jim who have been manufacturing flat plate information and stamped steel digital foil for over 50 years. We salute you.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Portait of Michael Horsley by John Jones

More wet plate work by my class mate John Jones. The hand is Kerik Kouklis. The Portrait is of Michael Horsley. The spots are from the drying process. No one said this wet plate stuff was easy.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fred Walker Magnavox--Signage

Once upon a time in America quality mattered and a business clad their facade in neon signage. Sadly, beginning in the 1970's signs and typeface took a tumble in terms of quality and innovativeness. Brown colors and fat fonts dominated. Think of the Hardee's logo. Once neon breaks it is expensive to replace, and now it is rarely found. Here we present a former Arlington Virginia gem.