Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving piece by J.C. Leyendecker

The Design Morgue wishes everyone and their family a Happy Thanksgiving. Eat tons of turkey and watch lots of football, but most important is to spend time with your family and friends and be thankful. I for one am very thankful to be spending the day with my wife Ali and our newest edition, Zachary.

Thanksgiving piece by Norman Rockwell

Monday, November 14, 2011

Grid Iron Dance

I picked up this nice little football themed 1935 dance card on ebay recently. I was drawn to by the great clip art.  I suspect it was produced by one of the sports poster companies I covered previously. The "Kick Off!" was held at the Odd Fellows Temple in San Francisco. The building is still in use. Some great images and history of the building can be found on Up From The Deep. Music was provided by The Melody Stars. The event was hosted by the Golden West Lodge, which is also apparently still in business. 

The Greatest Thing Ever

Having worked in sports publishing and fashion for over 20 years has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people, travel around the world as well as see and do some pretty awesome things. But nothing will be as great as seeing my son being born. Zachary joined the family on November 6th at 11:07pm. We can't wait to show Zac the world and everything it has to offer. If I never do anything else, I will still be a happy and lucky man.