Tuesday, August 30, 2011
From the "I Just Love that this Exists" Department
Check out this AMAZING roll of dry cleaning order forms. Isn't it great? And up until last Friday, I had no idea such a thing existed.
I got this roll after helping Kim Geiser in her booth at CREATE! in Chicago. She just gave it to me for my help. How cool is that? :D
A quick check on Google found that David, one of the original brothers who not only was a partner in the business but who was also a philanthropist and social activist in the Brooklyn area, died in 1937. The former site of the Kliegman Brothers warehouse, which closed in 1999, was cited in 2009 for being a toxic fume area and required a Superfund clean-up. Isn't it incredible that we can find this stuff out with minimal effort? How much microfiche would I have had to look through (and WHERE?) to find this information 20 years ago? Fascinating.
This is just one of those pieces that makes me smile just looking at it. I like to imagine the hustle and bustle of a busy dry cleaning business when I see this.
YOU BET I'll be using this in my art! I could almost do a 6' installation with the amount of tape on this roll! Stay tuned - when I use it I'll post the finished product here! :D