Beatniks in the Mist: Robert Lowry and Jim Flora : Little Man Press, Cincinnati 1939

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Robert Lowry, who ended his days tragically going mad in Cincinnati, began Little Man Press in 1939 with Jim Flora, whose artwork is all too recognizable, whether you're a collecter of vintage LPs, or ever read a children's book growing up.   Lowry found Flora at the Fine Art Academy and they began the press from literally nothing, drumming up (read: bullying) subscriptions out of people.  While Lowry may have been a nascent crazy person even then, their collaborations really are something to behold--the covers of a couple of their collaborations can be found here on OpenLibrary.  

-Ed Scripsi
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Published in: on June 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

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