Current Events

The Biography of Joseph Gerber

18 Jan 2016, Posted by meridian in Current Events

Published by Yale University Press and currently distributed by several shops including amazon.com (find it here), this biography is a well deserved tribute to a man who changed the sign industry as well as many others. Below is the amazon.com book summary. “The extraordinary life…

How the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Tradition Began

30 Dec 2015, Posted by meridian in Current Events

It all started because of this man; Adolph Ochs. When Adolph Ochs purchased the floundering New York Timesin 1896, he made it his mission to make the newspaper the number one paper in all of New York. He started by forming the New York Times…