By the early 1930s, Ira Schnapp was making a living as a freelance letterer and designer, doing show card lettering, as seen above, for movie theaters and probably other clients. There was actually lots of work then for a person skilled in lettering. “Show card” lettering, or large display lettering done on card stock, was […]
Moving on through the rest of Saladino’s logos for both DC and Marvel Comics for 1973, we continue with this one, or actually this two. ADVENTURE is Gaspar’s redrawn version of the previous logo by Ira Schnapp. Ira’s was curved, and this straight version makes a better fit with the feature logo below it. BLACK […]
A few weeks ago I received some photos of the above painting in an email from the owner, Merredith Lowe. Merredith had seen what I wrote about a famous Superman painting by pulp artist Hugh J. Ward that hung for many years in the offices of (then) Detective Comics / National Comics, and now DC […]
There have been many accounts of the early years of DC Comics. This one has a particular focus on the physical locations and the staff of the company. Acknowledgments and references will be listed at the end, but I want to say up front that my article would have been much poorer without the excellent […]
…a different kind of Logo Study: SCHNAPP, DONENFELD and the PULPS. In four parts, Monday to Thursday.