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Boo-Hooray Catalog #7: Posters

Boo-Hooray Catalog #7: Posters

Boo-Hooray is proud to present our seventh antiquarian catalog, dedicated to the poster. An incredibly diverse medium, posters deliver a message in a brief and graphic burst. This ephemeral form of communication is often left unarchived and lost to the annihilatory tick of the clock, coinciding with the one-off nature of what the posters document and announce: an exhibition, a protest, a meeting, a performance, a happening. This catalog gathers posters across a wide array of subjects such as film, art, theatre, politics, and literature; and in a variety of modes of address: polemical, didactic, and annunciatory. Included are signed posters by filmmaker John Waters, a poster advertising an early exhibition by Memphis designer Ettore Sottsass, a remarkable poster from the Young Lords Party, a Swedish Black Power poster, and much more.

Boo-Hooray Catalog #6: The Factory Catalog

Boo-Hooray Catalog #6: The Factory Catalog

Boo-Hooray is proud to present our sixth antiquarian catalog, The Factory Catalog. This catalog gathers pieces from the material history of one of the most forward-thinking record labels of the 20th Century. Renowned for inventive and genre-pushing music, innovative design, and a tongue-in-cheek take on themselves and the world, Factory Records helped shape the post-punk era as well as modern design and typography. Reflecting their deep involvement in the creation of not just records but an alternative music subculture, social scene, and aesthetic language, Factory Records gave catalog numbers to virtually anything associated with the label. Accessioning items as seemingly unimportant as stationary and Christmas gifts, along with more serious projects like their club and promotional campaigns, fostered the cheeky and self-aware personality that distinguished Factory from corporate labels and overly self-serious independents. This catalog includes the unreleased and exceptionally rare FAC 1 poster, the hand-drawn original flipbook by Robert Breer and William Wegman for the Blue Monday '88 video, and tons of original poster, flyers, and broadsides made for Factory Records.

Boo-Hooray Catalog #5: Black Cultures in Post-War America

Boo-Hooray Catalog #5: Black Cultures in Post-War America

Boo-Hooray is proud to present our fifth antiquarian catalog, dedicated to some of the cultural, political, and artistic trajectories of Black people in the post-war United States. This catalog follows the internationalization of Black freedom movements, the confluence of political and cultural, and the influence of Black freedom struggles on political mass movements of the time. A manuscript letter from the mother of one of the victims of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing is also included, as well as a handmade sign from the 1960s, and flyers and handbills from small towns around the world, and both well-known and lesser-known artists’ responses to the political struggles for freedom. This catalog follows the growth of the civil rights movement and the spread of Black Americans political struggles and arts across the world. This catalog also notably includes a program from the church where both Martin Luther King Jr. and his father ministered, signed by both, from the week he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Unobtainium Vol. 1

Unobtainium Vol. 1

Boo-Hooray is proud to present Unobtainium, Vol. 1. For over a decade, we have been committed to the organization, stabilization, and preservation of cultural narratives through archival placement. Today, we continue and expand our mission through the sale of individual items and smaller collections. We invite you to our space in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where we encourage visitors to browse our extensive inventory of rare books, ephemera, archives and collections by appointment or chance.

Please direct all inquiries to Daylon (info@boo-hooray.com). All items subject to prior sale. Payment may be made via check, credit card, wire transfer or PayPal. Institutions may be billed accordingly. Shipping is additional and will be billed at cost. Returns will be accepted for any reason within a week of receipt. Please provide advance notice of the return. Please contact us for complete inventories for any and all collections.

Terms: Usual. Not onerous.

Boo-Hooray Catalog #4: The Underground Press

Boo-Hooray Catalog #4: The Underground Press

Boo-Hooray is proud to present our fourth catalog, dedicated to the 1960s and ‘70s underground press. The newspapers and magazines presented here–along with innumerable peer publications–established a trans-Atlantic network of underground press. This network provided an alternative to mainstream news and culture outlets, which had proved to be inept at covering the rapidly evolving social and political landscapes in Western Europe and America. Though each had its own focus, these publications share histories of government prosecution, censorship, and surveillance; an animating mission of pushing the boundaries of cultural and political discourse; and shoestring budgets. Taken as a whole, these publications present a wide view of the countercultural zeitgeist of the 1960s and 70s.

Boo-Hooray Catalog #3: Small Archives and Collections

Boo-Hooray Catalog #3: Small Archives and Collections

Boo-Hooray is proud to present our third catalog, dedicated to small collections and archives. For over a decade, we have been committed to the organization, stabilization, and preservation of cultural narratives through archival placement. Today, we continue and expand our mission through the sale of individual items and smaller collections.

We invite you to our space in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where we encourage visitors to browse our extensive inventory of rare books, ephemera, archives and collections by appointment or chance.

Record Dreams Catalog

Record Dreams Catalog

 

50 Hallucinations and Visions of Rare and Strange Vinyl

Vinyl, to: vb. A neologism that describes the process of immersing yourself in an antique playback format, often to the point of obsession - i.e. I’m going to vinyl at Utrecht, I may be gone a long time. Or: I vinyled so hard that my bank balance has gone up the wazoo. The end result of vinyling is a record collection, which is defined as a bad idea (hoarding, duplicating, upgrading) often turned into a good idea (a saleable archive).

If you’re reading this, you’ve gone down the rabbit hole like the rest of us.

What is record collecting? Is it a doomed yet psychologically powerful wish to recapture that first thrill of adolescent recognition or is it a quite understandable impulse to preserve and enjoy totemic artefacts from the first - perhaps the only - great age of a truly mass art form, a mass youth culture? Fingering a particularly juicy 45 by the Stooges, Sweet or Sylvester, you could be forgiven for answering: fuck it, let’s boogie!

Boo-Hooray Catalog #2 (Music)

Boo-Hooray Catalog #2 (Music)

 

Boo-Hooray welcomes you to our second ever antiquarian book catalog, Catalog #2. For over a decade, we have been committed to the organization, stabilization and preservation of cultural narratives through archival placement. Today, we continue and expand our mission through the sale of individual items and smaller collections, in addition to archives.

We invite you to our new space in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where we encourage visitors to browse our extensive inventory of rare books, ephemera, archives and collections by appointment or chance.

Catalog prepared by Daylon Orr, lieutenant of the Rare Books & Manuscripts Column of Boo-Hooray, and itinerant consultant-at-large Adam Davis. Text by Adam, Daylon, and Johan. All errors are Daylon’s. Photography by the one and only Joe Conzo. Layout and design by Jason Fox. Please direct all inquiries to Daylon (info@boo-hooray.com); Johan and Adam are probably at Spicy Village.