Sunday, February 27, 2011

Remembering Fred Rogers

"Such a loss, one we still feel eight years later."

[From Another Year Without Fred Rogers, When We Need Him the Most by John Merrow]

Time To Be Friends [1974]

One of the coolest types of childrens' books that I can think of are pop-up books. In 1974, Hallmark published Time To Be Friends, a pop-up book full of excellent illustrations and creative pop-up book mechanics.

For details about this story and some sample images of the pop-ups, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mister Rogers is not a maniac.

Just yesterday, Shawn from Branded in the 80's shared some information about a vintage magazine called Maniac. Among the handful of images that he posted, one quickly caught my eye.

Right off the bat, on page 2 of the magazine's premiere issue, the question is asked: Who's a Maniac? Keeping in mind that this magazine was published in 1984, it is no surprise to find that Eddie Murphy and Mr. T are indeed maniacs while Charlie Brown and Mister Rogers are not.

Sure this is a very random reference to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, but for those of you who grew up in the 80's like I did, I thought you'd enjoy this post as well as Shawn's other fun trips down memory lane. If you've got the time, I highly recommend checking out his blog.