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Guns n’ Roses n’ Rinaudo on the Fotoplayer

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.)

89-Guns-&-RosesHere’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.

If you prefer a poster with Lau­rel & Hardy, click here.

Stylized Laurel & Hardy Poster

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99 Laurel & Hardy

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.

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Download your free Laurel & Hardy poster here

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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