Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jules Printing and Stationery

Jules Printing and Stationery in Long Island City has been “serving you since 1933.” Their windows, however, haven’t been changed since the mid 1980s, and serve as a time capsule of late 20th century office supplies. Liquid Paper in all colors, rolls of tape, and sun-bleached packages of post-its are sparsely displayed behind glass and a film of 25-year old dust. It wasn’t until I looked closely at the photos, that I noticed the ancient data storage and protection device--a key-locking case for 3 ½” floppy disks. The kind you may have had on your desk, next to your first Mac in 1984.

I especially like this tableau of Liquid Paper.

Packing tape, glue, and large enevelopes.

Post its, Scotch tape, ledger and purchase-order books.

File box, white chalk, rulers, screen cleaner, and disk case.

Business card printing display.

Vinyl Lettering, plastic signs, aluminum signs.

Boxes of printer paper.

Deluxe cash box.

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