The Colby Poster Printing Company

Until its doors closed on December 31, 2012, the family-run Colby Poster Printing Company made the letter-pressed signs, posters, billboards and showcards that were a ubiquitous feature of the visual landscape of Los Angeles. For three generations, promoters of boxing bouts, rodeos, reggae concerts and literary-minded visual artists were drawn to the swift graphic science of the day-glo poster, its essential purpose to quickly and efficiently convey information to viewers zooming along the autoscape, and to the durability of the product, hanging on telephone poles and chainlink fences from Venice to Las Vegas for months and years after the commission. In this short documentary, C.R. Stecyk III visits the company to make one last print, and to expound on its enduring appeal to anyone who ever wanted to leave a mark of their own in the city of signs.


The History of Typography in 5 minutes

Procrastination is updating your blog when you should be working

I’ve always loved this video. An oldie, but so true!

Looking forward to seeing this documentary on the sadly almost lost art of sign painting.

This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. For information regarding screenings, and other news check out

DIY Screen Printing

Pretty cool and fairly inexpensive DIY screen printing set up available from


Free Shipping in The US. Sadly shipping to Europe is $150

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Fabian Ciraolo.

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Chilean illustrator Fab Ciraolo’s work juxtaposes modern day items, particularly band t-shirts with icons of the past, while creating almost mystical compositions.

Check out more of his rather brilliant work here:

Resident Advisor continue their excellent ‘Real Scenes’ documentary series with the spotlight on Paris this time.

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Having previously documented the current electronic music scenes in Bristol, Detroit and Berlin, Resident Advisor continue their excellent series with Real Scenes: Paris. Well worth a watch! Check out more of the series here:


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