I've created an Etsy art print store to reflect my love for the weird and esoteric things in my collection. My work is inspired by items in my collection but also the Victorian era, steampunk, pin up art, mermaids, whimsical animals (octopuses, squirrels, owls, and more!), Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Allan Poe, horror, zombies, and more! I hope you enjoy. Here are some sample creations and here is a link to my store Fringe Pop Print Emporium.
Fans of my blog might be interested in my Victorian Oddity Prints section the most. Thanks for checking out my art print shop! It's been a labor of love, and I'm happy to share these images with the world.
I don't normally use my blog to advertise items that I am selling, but we are parting with a truly rare gem from our highspot first edition collection..."Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. You'll find the item listed on eBay here (and the description is below for your consideration): Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It kills me to have to part with this rare piece of literature so I hope a collector out there will give it a new home and appreciate it as much as we have appreciated it.
Offered for sale is: Alice in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) by
Lewis Carroll. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. Hard Cover. Original
publisher's decorated cloth. No restoration of any kind has been done
with this book. Authentic and genuine in every way. Previous owner's
contemporary penciled name and date of 1869 on first free end paper
blank page; Book Condition: Solid Very Good Condition. Light rubbing and
minor wear to extremities, fore-edges and corners lightly bumped. See
pictures for condition. FIRST EDITION and FIRST PRINTING of the first American edition.
Illustrated by John Tenniel. Original publisher's red cloth. This is a
highspot of children's literature and a beloved book for many which has
been made into numerous films and whose influence has traversed popular
culture with everything from psychedelic drug use to influencing costume
"Lewis Carroll” was the nom-de-plume of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
(1832–1898), author, mathematician, and photographer, best known to book
collectors (and children everywhere) as the author of Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland (1865-first published in the UK), perhaps the
best known children’s book in the language and certainly one of the most
influential. After Alice, no children’s book could afford to be stuffy,
didactic, or entirely free of fantasy again.
The publication history of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a
story in itself. Dodgson had an unusual degree of control over his
books, his publishers Macmillan simply arranging for printing and
distribution of his books in exchange for a small commission. Therefore
when the first printing of Alice dissatisfied him, Dodgson felt free to
have the whole edition recalled. A similar fate later met an inferior
edition of The Game of Logic (1886); the entire first run of 10,000
copies of The Nursery ‘Alice’ (1889); and the sixtieth thousand of
Looking-Glass (1893). Only two dozen or so copies of the legendary “1865
1st UK edition Alice” are now known to survive (which is the 1st UK
edition-all of which are in museums and in the wealthiest collector's
hands and now impossible to obtain), but the unused sheets were sent off
to the United States for use by Appleton’s for the American edition of
the following year in 1866. These were under 2,000 of these "unused
sheets" used for American published edition and that edition is almost
impossible to find for sale anywhere and will command exorbant prices
when one comes up for sale ($50K+). The 2011 Ahearn's
Guide to Collected Books, 4th Edition (The book bible) had that edition
as being valued at $35,000. The 1869 Lee and Shepard Publisher's edition
is the first fully published American Edition-the actual first
edition/printing of the book fully made in America. For sale is that
edition-the fully REAL first edition/first printing of Alice in
Wonderland published in America in 1869. It is fully recognized as the
first American Edition. There are only 2 copies of this book for sale on
ABE-both of which are more expensive (even my buy it now price is
better). This will be a highlight of your book collection, a great
investment in collectable literature, or a perfect gift for someone you
The authorized London edition, though also dated 1866, was actually
published in time for Christmas 1865, though post-dated to the new year
in line with usual practice. Alice’s story was completed in Through the
Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871). Readers hungry for more
in a similar vein were gratified by the longest nonsense poem in the
language, The Hunting of the Snark (1876). Dodgson also invented and
published a variety of puzzles and games, some in verse, for what he
imagined to be a world of child friends, including Doublets (1879), A
Tangled Tale (1885), and The Game of Logic (1886). A pioneer of early
photography, Dodgson has been called “the most outstanding photographer
of children in the 19th century” (Gernsheim, 28).
Alice in Wonderland is known for it's original illustrations by
artistic collaborator, John Tenniel. his art is some of the most well
known in the world.
In this video, I present vintage sleaze paperbacks from the 1960's with a spanking fetish theme. These evocative books are interesting fetish collectibles whether you're "into" spanking or not. If you'd like to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, it can be found under the name culturerash.
video, I present vintage office themed sleaze paperbacks from the
1960's. These evocative cover illustrations look like they could be
scenes painted from the TV Show "Mad Men." I did one previously on this same topic but this video features different books.
If you'd like to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, it can be found under the name culturerash.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.