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Welcome to Memphis Type History: The Podcast

In Podcastby Caitlin L. Horton4 Comments

In this first ever episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca and I welcome YOU, dear listeners. We discuss why we’re crazy enough to make a podcast, the untold story of how the dancing lady came into our lives, and what to expect from us each week. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Memphis Type History: The …

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Remembering Bill Womack

In Downtown, Guest Posts, Midtownby Art Hullender6 Comments

Today we have a guest post by Art Hullender. It is a wonderful tribute to Bill Womack, whose design has left a lasting mark on Memphis. I’m pretty sure it was a late fall in 2002. I didn’t know at the time that this would be the last time I would ever see Bill Womack. He was in line in …

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Electrical Workers Union Neon Sign

In Midtownby Khara Woods1 Comment

Shares Henry Miller, founder and first president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union, worked on high voltage lines as a lineman for the Potomac Light and Power Company in Washington D.C. That is, until one day he suffered a tragic accident while restoring power to a neighborhood after a storm. Glenn Greenwell, president of Memphis’ local IBEW chapter, …

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A History of the Redbirds Logo

In Downtownby Rob StukenborgLeave a Comment

The Memphis Redbirds, the triple A baseball affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced a logo change on Thursday afternoon. The Redbirds are ditching the old, navy blue script logo for a Memphis rendition of the Cardinals “birds on a bat” logo. It comes as no surprise that the Redbirds changed their logo to line up with that of their …