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Here’s an old book cover sent in by Derek Schille and here’s what he had to say “I found these as I was packing for an upcoming move. I got these from my grandma a couple of years ago. She had a box of old mystery books and asked if I would like to have any of them.”

I’d say, “Take all of them, man!” Awesome stuff. Just check out all the wickedness going on in that image. Color, type, mountains, arrows and check that grisly gate with the woman behind it. Wow. Thank you for yer contribution to the DDC Daily Wire, Derek.

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IT’S IN THE DETAILS: A beautiful Swiss “Corporal’s Case” over at Ace Jet 150. Those Swiss, again and again. So good.

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EVERY STITCH COUNTS: Vintage Clothing Labels.

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THE KIND OF STUFF WE GET HUNG UP ON IN A SCENE: The Logos of James Bond movies. Incredible. Thank you to Talizmatik for doing this. Good work.

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FROM THE “CITY BY THE BAY”: “Cable Car Kitsch” by Joe Thompson.

I’m heading down to Santa Cruz tomorrow morning to work with my esteemed colleagues of Wilderness on Giro projects. We’re gonna be so close to San Fran. Damn. I just want to go hit Amoeba Records. So close. Bob, prepare yerself. We’re gonna get to the bottom of some things. Just you wait.

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THOSE SWISS, YET AGAIN: This one’s a mouthful. Here goes: Galerie Un Deux Troix in Geneva, Switzerland. Translation, anyone? We’ll give it a shot: “Kick-ass posters, and tons of them.” Go dig around. Lots and lots to see. (Offered up by Doug of On Paper Wings back in the great state of Missouri. Thank you.)

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A TRAILER WE’LL FILE UNDER “REQUIRED VIEWING”: An Unlikely Weapon- The Eddie Adams Story. (From our buddy Neir.)

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If you need a partner/driver for extra-curricular Santa Cruz activities, EP is just over the hill in San Jose. Call anytime. Streetlight records on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz is good record shopping, but no Amoeba.

Posted by: Eric Powers on 03/11/09 at 11:32 AM

Hey Draplin,
It’s been about 8 years since we powered out the debut issue of Axis Magazine in the wee hours of an LA morning.

Anyhow, I’m living in SF now, actually right around the corner from Amoeba, so if you swing by I’d love to buy you a slice at Escape From NY.

Posted by: Matt Levinthal on 03/11/09 at 11:58 AM

translation: Gallery 1, 2, 3

Posted by: Amber on 03/11/09 at 2:12 PM

This reminded me of one of my favorite finds. I never got around to reading it, but i love the pig mask/skull combo, and the green type is amazing.

Posted by: Aaron on 03/11/09 at 8:24 PM

I knew John Dickson Carr’s cousin, Nick Carr. He lived in a retirement village with my grandmother in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a writer too, but mostly in the pulp fiction short story genre. He used to tell me stories about how he and his cousin would get drunk together and improv mystery stories. After they sobered up, though, they never remembered them.

Thanks for sharing this book cover €” it’s awesome!

Posted by: Andy on 03/14/09 at 1:47 PM
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