Firecrackers, sparklers, and rockets offer maximum flash for minimum cash, and over the years, manufacturers have created dazzling labels to hype their pyrotechnic products. FIRECRACKERS pays tribute to this eye-popping art form, featuring some of the most vibrant and eccentric labels from the 1950s and 1960s. Conjuring memories of outdoor celebrations and childhood mischief, this scintillating collection of pop culture artifacts will kindle the imaginations of advertising art aficionados, paper ephemera collectors, and fireworks enthusiasts alike.
An explosive gift book featuring more than 180 rare vintage Chinese firecracker labels from one of the largest collections in the United States. A great resource for graphic artists, designers, and collectors of paper ephemera or advertising art.
About the Author
WARREN DOTZ is a pop culture historian, collector, and author of five books on American advertising, including What a Character! An authority on product-label art, his commentary has appeared in Advertising Age, Brandweek, and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo have written more than two dozen books. They are currently living the bohemian writers' life in Alameda, California, with three kids, two cats, a canoe, a deadline for a daily fun-facts column, unpaid bills, and a clutter of lunchbox memorabilia.