Category Archives: Curious Clutter

Ask Your Father

Ma, it says right here that they’ll send ya ‘ONE PREGNANT MALE who will give birth to as many as 25 babies!’ How can that be, Ma? How can that be?

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Don’t Feed Them After Midnight

It’s always the way: I am tearing the place apart looking for something which I never find but I uncover something which I had completely forgotten about. In this case I found a couple 0f pages of stickers promoting Joe … Continue reading

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Almost All of Them Flops

This is a nicely printed flyer that was handed out at a comic book convention in the very early 1980s. On the opposite side of what’s pictured above was a list of horror and science fiction classics released by Universal … Continue reading

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Dymo-Mite Tapewriter

Sometimes the old way of doing things is the best way.

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Digital Clutter

This is a followup to my earlier post about the art school formerly known as The Philadelphia College of Art. Thanks to the Internet Archive which is probably the greatest site on the internet a number of odd, wonderful and … Continue reading

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The Way It Was

This terrific map is from the 1982-83 Philadelphia College of Art catalog which I uncovered amid my clutter and marveled at the terrifically clean graphic design done well before anybody had heard of Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw. This was all … Continue reading

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Unintentional Spin-Art

Remember Spin-Art concessions at carnivals or at the Jersey Shore? It’s the first thing I thought of when I looked into a 55 gallon drum of waste ink at a local printer. Psychedelic, man!

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Never Say Never Again

PLUS 2 ALL NEW BLOCKBUSTERS!!!

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On Bainbridge

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Friday the 13th

Being that Halloween is practically upon us, I figured I would dust off this curious piece of ephemera found in a flat file cabinet at a Philadelphia area printer.

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Courtesy is Caring

I meant to put this name-badge up on Fathers Day, but, of course, I couldn’t find it, and it’s only natural that I came across it when I was looking for something else. I never did find the other thing … Continue reading

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Frankie Laine Meets the Queen

So what was her Majesty’s favourite – Mule Train or Rawhide? This is another mouldy oldie in a collection of records found in an old darkroom at a Philadelphia area printer.

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Recorded in London – February 1, 1959

As I’ve said in the introduction to this series of posts, the guys that listened to these records at the local print shop included an inordinate amount of show tunes.

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Blue Hawaii

Another disk from the stash of records found at a printer. This album included Rock-A-Hula Baby which was Dolores Fuller’s first published song. Fuller was bad film auteur Ed Wood’s ex-girlfriend and featured in a a few of his films. … Continue reading

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