The BCC Quarterly

Very exciting to get my copies of The Book Club of California Quarterly (vol. LXXXIV, no. 3, Summer 2019), featuring my essay “Hot Type of the Cold Type Era”.

I particularly appreciate this comment in editor Kathleen Walkup’s introduction: “This essay is a critical addition to the current scholarship on queering the book, and the Quarterly is proud to have a role in contributing to this important work.”

Gay moments in advertising

From Drum #30, December 1968

This is a cute ad, but more relevant is that it’s an openly gay-themed ad from a type shop, the only one I’ve come across so far. Once in a while I’ve seen typesetter credits in a colophon. Occasionally, there’ll be small, plain in-trade ads for printers. I assume in both those cases they would involve businesses untroubled by the association with gay content. But good for Boro Typographers of (I deduce) Philadelphia, PA! (That’s where Drum was published.)