When Joe Rinaudo restored his Model 20 Fotoplayer over three decades ago, he never intended to play classic rock & roll on it. But the people of YouTube made sure he did. Here is one of the cleverist, perfectly timed dubs you’ll ever see and hear and LOL to. (Don’t be fooled — this is not the Huell Howser segment you saw on TV.)
Here’s a poster series for anyone who is in tune with ampersands, brand names with ampersands, or Guns & Roses with an ampersand instead of their official n’ (which should really be ‘n’). AmperArt is created by Chaz DeSimone, who also restores title cards for Joe’s silent films.
This poster, honoring the greatest comedy duo of all time, was created by designer and typographer Chaz DeSimone, who also creates the titles for Joe Rinaudo’s film restorations. (He also designed the Silent Cinema Society logo and website.) Chaz takes great pleasure and honor in designing for Joe, his best friend of over 50 years. He made sure this poster was extra-special, to the extent of consulting Joe about the exact hats Stan and Ollie wore.
The 11x17-inch high-resolution pdf is of gallery print quality and suitable for framing. Visit this page and click on the large poster image to download the hi-rez pdf.
“Laurel & Hardy” is the latest in Chaz DeSimone’s monthly series called AmperArt. Each piece features “the ampersand as fun & fabulous art.”
If you are a writer, editor, designer, publisher, artist — or if you just like the quirky design of the ampersand, of which there are lots & lots of variations — you will surely enjoy AmperArt.com. Be sure to subscribe for your free monthly ampersand poster, suitable for framing.
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