In the News – Newtons Fruit Thins Launch

Newtons launches its new Fruit Thins line in Fig and Honey, Blueberry Brown Sugar, Cranberry Citrus Oat, and Raspberry Chocolate. Are these new cookies a hybrid of the already successful Nabisco Wheat Thins and Newtons Fruit Crisps? You’ll have to decide for yourself. Our own taste test makes us think they are not only yummy, but one uncommon cookie.

Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop

Some would say that Hatch Show Print set the standard for wood type printing back in the day.  Their Nashville location (at 316 Broadway around the corner from legendary Ryman Auditorium) and reputation as the great-grandaddy of print shops led to posters for country music greats like Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, and Elvis.  The 2001 book Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop reveals the history of the business and the posters that made the shop an Americana fixture. They still crank out posters using wood and metal type and hand-carved illustrations. click:

TLC Connections

Human society and progress are linked together through a series of technological and intellectual innovations. The wheel fostered transport, which begat trade with neighboring lands. Nowhere does this become more clear than in the illuminating and seminal BBC series Connections. Host James Burke takes us through history and shows how seemingly unrelated events form the technological and sociological patterns that make up our world. While the series is now decades old, it is still mandatory watching. click:

Raymond Loewy

“Never leave well enough alone” was the motto and the autobiography title of the man who revolutionized industrial design, Raymond Loewy.  During his lifetime, Loewy designed cars, buses, appliances, products and logos, all the while claiming to make “the daily life of the 20th century more beautiful”. Some of Loewy’s more famous designs include the Lucky Strike pack, the Coke bottle, and trademark logos for Shell, Exxon, and the U.S. Postal Service.  His eponymous foundation, founded in 1991, hands out the prestigious Lucky Strike Designer Award annually to an established and a new artist, carrying prize money of 50,000 and 12,000 Euros respectively. click: