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


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

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