Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner

Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner


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ISBN-13: 9780692308059
Publisher: Saturday Morning Press
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

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Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone born and raised in Memphis, I have missed so much as to what this city is about, including history, politics, major companies, and revolutions that have happened in this great city. Maybe I couldn't see the forest for the trees, but this great city is rife with so much culture and interesting things that most people don't know. This book definitely helps to bring it into focus. It goes through so much of the history (known by most and known by very few) to shed a new light on the city. It's such an intriguing read and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I may not be from Memphis, but I do love history. Memphis Type History is an amazing book. The author presented this book in such a unique way. I definitely recommend this book. The book is well worth your time. Not to mention the artwork, it is filled with amazing art from the original signs and great photos as well. Great job to the author and artist. Would love to see more work from the two of you together. I recommend this book highly! Great reading material and knowledge.
CreativeMemphis More than 1 year ago
Memphis couldn't be more proud of having it's history and eccentric side highlighted as well as Memphis Type History has done it. The first segment alone about the monumental achievements of Universal Life Health Insurance are worth the investment. A fascinating read for any fan of type, style, Memphis, and/or history.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When our son recently moved to Memphis, we wanted to know as much about the city as we could. This book not only showed us places we could visit, but also gave us interesting history . I recommend this book for anyone new to Memphis or for anyone interested in a very unique city.
Neil-Cameron More than 1 year ago
Although I live in the UK, I travel to Memphis regularly for my job, and consider it a bit of a second residence. I probably know it well geographically as my own hometown too. I've read dozens of books on the history of this fine city but have to say that this ranks as perhaps one of the best. I know it’s a cliché, but it really was quite hard to put down once I started reading. Fun, informative - it’s a truly compelling read. Full of detail and history but in a way that doesn’t make it staid but keeps it fresh and interesting with not only the historical facts but the viewpoints from local residents too. This gives it a nice edge where you’re not being lectured, but it makes it personal and relaxed. As they say if you want to find out about somewhere don't read a guide book - talk to the locals, and this is the next best thing!  Of all the books I read on Memphis, without doubt, I’ve enjoyed this one the most and found it the most fun and captivating.   I love the use of the illustrations (which is truly amazing) and the photos used as well. They really capture the unique essence of the city, they’re not of the most ‘glamorous’ sights but they show the ‘rough around the edges’ beauty of the city which make it stand out from anywhere else. After spending so much time researching, plus all the trips I’ve made, I really thought I knew Memphis – but I picked up so much new information from reading this. It’s been a real schooling If you want to know more about the people, stories and history of this fabulous city nestled on the shores of the mighty Mississippi then you can't go far wrong with this great little book. Highly recommend!  
TestPilotRC More than 1 year ago
This is not just your grandmother's pretty coffee table book. The artist and the author combine to immerse you in Memphis history and culture through some of the city's most recognizable commercial landscape monuments. You cannot help but be touched by the Soulsville story, past and present; or be amazed by the physics and the unlikely survival and preservation of the Joe's Liquors Sputnik sign. If you are from Memphis, lived in Memphis, or plan to visit Memphis, you will enjoy this book.