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My Favorite Penguins

Happy New Year! And my very best wishes to all for a better year than last! I’m a little bleary-eyed, having worked very hard over the holidays on grading and my forthcoming book, which is due at the publisher on March 1. And I’ve got to prep...
From: streets of salem on 2 Jan 2021

The Mayflower Magazine

Happy Thanksgiving! Those of you who have followed the blog for a while know that I’m a big fan of graphic design and typography, especially from the earlier part of the last century. I love fonts from the entire era of print actually, and script...
From: streets of salem on 25 Nov 2020

April 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SHIP-CHANDLERY.” William Price deployed typography to attract attention to his advertisement for “BEST Bridport CANVAS, and sundry other Articles” in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2020

Colonialesque Christmas

The twentieth-century American artist Walter Ernest Tittle (1883-1966) was sought after on both sides of the Atlantic for his etchings, illustrations, and contemporary portraits. Among his diverse works are magazine covers, presidential portraits, and...
From: streets of salem on 23 Dec 2019

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 8, 1769). “A Large and Compleat ASSORTMENT of EAST-INDIA and EUROPEAN GOODS.” James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette, had too much...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2019

September 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 27, 1769). “Pigtail tobacco, Playing cards, Box coffee mills.” William Belcher and the partnership of Rae & Somerville both inserted advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2019

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 5, 1769). “BLANKS.” Like printers in other towns and cities in the colonies, Samuel Hall sought to generate revenue by taking advantage of his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2019

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 26, 1769). “Once more!” In the August 26, 1769, edition of the Providence Gazette, Knight Dexter and Samuel Nightingale, Jr., both placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2019

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (June 1, 1769). “BREW-HOUSE.” John Calvert and Company placed a brief advertisement in the June 1, 1769, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2019

April 3

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 3, 1769). “A GRAND CONCERT of VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.” Music was popular in colonial America, just like it...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2019

March 27

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (March 27, 1769).“TO BE SOLD BY Jolley Allen.” Jolley Allen, a merchant from London, had been selling...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2019

March 21

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 21, 1769). “CHOICE green Coffee.” In this advertisement William Vans attempted to sell some items, including “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Georgia Gazette (March 8, 1769). “Samuel Elbert HAS JUST IMPORTED … NEW-ENGLAND RUM.” This advertisement features a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2019

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769). “Samuel Elbert HAS JUST IMPORTED … NEW-ENGLAND RUM in hogsheads and quarter casks.” James Johnston rarely experimented with...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Feb 2019

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 7, 1769). “A HORSE stolen!” Among the new advertisements that ran in the January 7, 1769, edition of the Providence Gazette, one proclaimed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2019

Reverence for Ruzicka

I’ve long admired the prints of Bohemian-born Rudolph Ruzicka (1883–1978), both pictures and fonts—both are characterized by the “optical ease” which he sought for all of his work. Ruzicka migrated to the United States as...
From: streets of salem on 5 Jan 2019

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 31, 1768). “Once more!” In their capacity as the executors of the estate of Joseph Smith of North Providence, Joseph Olney, Jr., and Jonathan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2018

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (December 26, 1768). “Ravens Duck | Bohea Tea | Mason Glasses.” Samuel Fletcher aimed to use typography to his advantage in an advertisement that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2018

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 1, 1768).“EUROPEAN GOODS” Two days after their advertisement for “A LARGE AND COMPLEAT ASSORTMENT OF EUROPEAN...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Dec 2018

November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 29, 1768).“WEBB & DOUGHTY, HAVE JUST IMPORTED A LARGE AND COMPLEAT ASSORTMENT OF EUROPEAN GOODS.” As a result...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2018

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