Tuesday, March 29
The artwork at EphemeraNow is phenomenal, but it looks even better in person. I just got a print from the collection of ad art and it literally flys off the page.
If you're into vintage advertising you should consider becoming a
charter member in the printer project. You'll get a discounted, large-format print for your trouble.
Sunday, March 27
Thursday, March 24
Monday, March 21
My new time waster, Patent Room, is now up and running. The site is a collection of early 20th Century technical drawings I've uncovered in old patents. It's similar to my aircraft design collection. I decided to spin off a new site to hold a greater variety images. I only have a few drawings up now, but I'll be adding more each week.
The submarine carried three bombers in a watertight hanger. A large door gave planes access to the deck, where they would be prepared for flight. The planes would launch from tracks on the submarine's deck. More information on this class of submarine is available here and here.
The submarine aircraft carrier seems like a much more practical idea than the flying submarine.
Saturday, March 19
Thursday, March 17
Wednesday, March 16
When subscription cards fall from magazines Andrew Kirk is reading, he stacks them in a pile at the corner of his desk. At the end of each month, he puts them in the mail but leaves them blank so that the advertiser is forced to pay the business reply postage without gaining a new subscriber.
Life can involve big hardships, like being fired or smashing up your car. There is only so much you can do about them. But far more prevalent - and perhaps in the long run just as insidious - are life's many little annoyances.
These, you can do something about.
Saturday, March 12
Tuesday, March 8
Wednesday, March 2
For many TV shows, costs to license the original music for DVD are prohibitively high, so rights owners replace the music with cheaper tunes, much to the irritation of avid fans. And some shows, like WKRP, which is full of music, will probably never make it to DVD because of high licensing costs.