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The Best of Christmas in Memphis

In Random by Caitlin L. Horton1 Comment

I was curious one evening not all that long ago about what kind of holiday traditions we used to enjoy here in Memphis. Here are some tidbits I gathered. Please comment with your own stories and memories! Sandra Reeves is one of many with fond memories of Christmastime in Memphis: Memphis, the city, was an enchanted place to be as …

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Fallout Shelter!!

In Random by Rebecca Phillips8 Comments

It wasn’t too long after moving to Memphis that I noticed the Fallout shelter sign located on the Masonic Temple on 4th street downtown. It was the first visual I had of a fallout shelter besides what I knew in movies like “Blast from the Past,” and “Matinee,” (I know.. not critically acclaimed movies but entertainment for the time.) There …

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Inspiration Behind Rebecca’s Memphis Artwork

In Random by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

What’s Rebecca been up to lately? Well, for one she’s designed a series of travel posters inspired by, what else, vintage travel posters and illustration. Choose901 made this awesome video about her inspiration and love for Memphis and I think you should definitely watch it. Choose901 is selling 100 prints of each poster at their Popup Shop this Friday, May …

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Can You Publish a Book Too?

In Random by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

Yes.   When Rebecca and I started this project, it was because we had an Official Publisher who requested a book based around Rebecca’s Memphis Type History Illustrated paintings.   In the end, the book we created for all of you wasn’t quite in their wheelhouse, so I went into overdrive figuring out how we could publish it ourselves.   …

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Memphis Type History Now on Instagram

In Random by Rebecca Phillips0 Comments

It takes two to tango and, so far, two to run a little history project called Memphis Type History. While the two of us haven’t partaken in a tango together, we do like to dance a little in the digital world. I mean.. this is 2015.. the year of Hoverboards, wireless video games, and auto lacing sneakers. This is the …

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The Holiday Art of Calvin Farrar

In Downtown, Midtown, Random by Rebecca Phillips0 Comments

Some people might consider sign painting as a dying art, just as some might have seen local printing becoming slowly executed by the internet’s ability to provide online magazines, catalogs and quick email blasts. For a time, hand-painted company signs were becoming something of the past and people couldn’t make a living off sign painting alone. There have always been …

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A Year’s Journey

In Random by Rebecca Phillips0 Comments

The Memphis Type History book and project have been quite an endearing journey. As an appreciation to the people we met in this city we love, we wanted to put together a little image collection of some of the places and people who made this project possible and delightfully memorable. Without these people and places, the stories in our book …

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Discover the Signs & Stories Just Around the Corner

In Random by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

You’ve probably seen somewhere online that the long awaited Memphis Type History book is finally available for purchase! I have to say, we’re pretty darn excited to see this book in real life. We hope you are, too! If you even have an inkling that you might buy this wonderful little Memphis book, now’s the time. Why? Because of all …

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Another Day at the Library

In Random by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

A little something from the Front Porch Art Instagram feed… taking a quick break from Memphis history today to snap this pic. Everything in these boxes is fascinating, but YOUR stories are even better. Tell ’em to us by clicking here or emailing memphistypehistory@gmail.com!