Friday, September 17, 2010

This funeral-style fan was hand-printed on a Vandercook SP-15 using antique lead and wood type as well as a laser-engraved woodblock. The photograph employed comes from a scan of an original publicity glossy for the Trashmen.

Fan Form on Press

Detail of Hand-Set Lead and Wood Type
Words on the Trashmen from
The Trashmen’s deranged proto-surf rock launched in 1964 with “Surfin’ Bird”, later recorded by a gamut of bands, from The Cramps and The Ramones to Silverchair and thrash band Sodom. It makes perfect sense that one of the most stupendous surf bands would come from Minneapolis, thousands of miles from the nearest beach!

1963 performance and interview footage of the Trashmen on American Bandstand.

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