Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A change in focus

I have not been upldating this site lately as I have been working on a new site, Vintascope. Vintascope is comprised of 2 main sections - a blog, which is updated multiple times each day; and a permanent archive of vintage advertising related ephemera.

This site and all contents will remain online to prevent breaking inbound links, but new posts to this site will be photo related; all vintage material will be posted to Vintascope going forward.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

No posts today in protest of PIPA & SOPA

Help raise awareness about PIPA & SOPA

Two bills are currently being considered in the U.S. Congress: PIPA the “Protect IP Act” and SOPA the “Stop Online Piracy Act”  Both are designed to address a legitimate problem – foreign-based websites that are engaging in digital piracy and trafficking in counterfeit goods.  Unfortunately, we believe that these bills miss the mark.  These bills have the potential to stifle innovation, require censorship of search results, impose monitoring obligations, and change the way information is distributed on the web.   Government regulation of online activities is a slippery slope and these proposed bills fall down that slope without truly addressing the issues that ignited this debate.

With the pending votes on these bills, I am joining other sites on the web on January 18th to help raise awareness about the potential impacts of this legislation. To raise awareness, participating sites are not adding new content or are making existing content unavailable for a 24-hour period to deprive the web of the rich content that makes it thrive. Your symbolic act will help draw attention to this issue and let others know about the potential harmful impacts of these bills, and the content that is at risk.

If you are a concerned about these bills we encourage you to learn more at netcoalition.com.

If you are a U.S. Citizen you can also get information on how to contact your representatives in congress at protectinnovation.com.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New gallery - Vintage Posters

A new gallery has been added, and is being updated daily now. The gallery is for vintage posters, and will include vintage advertising posters, war & propaganda posters, art posters, WPA posters, travel posters, circus posters, etc. I am updating it daily until I get it filled up with my archives of well over 1,000 posters, so keep checking back! If you like those old poster illustrations, check out the new flickr group for vintage poster art, which includes posters from other contributors also.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

100,000 Hits on Flickr!

Yesterday I passed 100,000 hits on flickr, which isn't bad considering I started posting scans and photos there on November 28, 2008. Thanks to everyone who contributed to that milestone!