searching for colby

A response to the closure of the seminal Colby Poster Printing Company (1948 to 2012)

 
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Colby & the movies

The Colby Poster Printing Company had an impact on visual culture in Los Angeles.... but exactly how much of an impact? I'm on a mission to find Colby posters in their natural habitat in movies and documentaries. Here is a list of the movies I’ve watched so far:
Stay Hungry, Pumping Iron, Safe, The Limey, Hollywood Shuffle, Ingrid Goes West, Welcome to L.A., Pineapple Express, Car Wash, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Alpha Dog, Neon Demon, Comet, Graduate, Hurly Burly, Earthquake, Planet Of The Apes Vol 03, They Live, Starry Eyes*, Escape From L.A., Into The Night, In Time, Strange Days, Jackie Brown, Chinatown, Straight Time, Into The Night, Strange days, In Time, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Magnolia, Wassup Rockers, The Exiles, Visual Acoustics, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Boogie Nights, Z Channel, Long Goodbye, Mayor Of The Sunset Strip, Shampoo, Sunset Strip, Dogtown and the Z-boys, Punch-drunk Love, Less Than Zero, Collateral, Inherent Vice, Short Cuts, To Live and Die in LA, Mur Murs/Documenteur, Heat, Los Angeles Plays Itself, Red Hollywood.
*Confirmed Colby poster sighting

01:06:13 /   Pineapple Express   (2008) Ink & gouache on museum board / 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

01:06:13 / Pineapple Express (2008)
Ink & gouache on museum board / 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

0:07:36 /   Punch Drunk Love   (2002)  Ink & gouache on museum board / 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

0:07:36 / Punch Drunk Love (2002)
Ink & gouache on museum board / 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

1:41:12 /   Wassup Rockers   (2005) Ink & gouache on museum board / 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

1:41:12 / Wassup Rockers (2005)
Ink & gouache on museum board / 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

00:07:06 /   Beyond the Valley of the Dolls   (1970) Ink & gouache on museum board / 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

00:07:06 / Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Ink & gouache on museum board / 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

COLBY POSTERs

SPLIT ENZ   / THIS FRIDAY MAY & /  HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM  Colby Poster Printing Co.

SPLIT ENZ / THIS FRIDAY MAY & / HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM
Colby Poster Printing Co.


WAREHOUSE FURNITURE BLOWOUT! / SATURDAY ONLY ! / 9am - 3 pm / 617 S. Raymond Ave. (PASADENA) Colby Poster Printing Co.

WAREHOUSE FURNITURE BLOWOUT! / SATURDAY ONLY ! / 9am - 3 pm / 617 S. Raymond Ave. (PASADENA)
Colby Poster Printing Co.


FAILURE    with BLACK MARKET FLOWERS  / TUESDAY 12 JULY /  WHISKY  Colby Poster Printing Co.

FAILURE with BLACK MARKET FLOWERS / TUESDAY 12 JULY / WHISKY
Colby Poster Printing Co.


CARNIVAL /  EAGLE ROCK Blvd  / Presale tickets sold at Police Station Colby Poster Printing Co. Gift from Evelyn Vargas, CA USA

CARNIVAL / EAGLE ROCK Blvd / Presale tickets sold at Police Station
Colby Poster Printing Co.
Gift from Evelyn Vargas, CA USA


THE SIGHTS   &  MODERN DESIGNS  / TUESDAY AUGUST 24 /  WHISKY   Colby Poster Printing Co.

THE SIGHTS & MODERN DESIGNS / TUESDAY AUGUST 24 / WHISKY
Colby Poster Printing Co.


ARE YOU LIVING PAYCHECK TO PACYCHECK?  CALL: (008) 896-6567  Colby Poster Printing Co. c.2007

ARE YOU LIVING PAYCHECK TO PACYCHECK? CALL: (008) 896-6567
Colby Poster Printing Co.
c.2007


THE HEATERS   /  WHISKY  / August 29-30 / Columbia Records and Tapes / Colby Poster Printing Co.

THE HEATERS / WHISKY / August 29-30 / Columbia Records and Tapes / Colby Poster Printing Co.


CIRCUS VARGAS   / WHITTWOOD CENTRE / Whittier Blvd & Santa Gertrudes / APRIL 12 thru 14  Colby Poster Printing Co.

CIRCUS VARGAS / WHITTWOOD CENTRE / Whittier Blvd & Santa Gertrudes / APRIL 12 thru 14
Colby Poster Printing Co.



DRAWING COLBY COUNTRY

7:48PM SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017 Ink & gouache on museum board, 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

7:48PM SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017
Ink & gouache on museum board, 16x12cm / ©2018 WM

Plein air drawings of Colby Country, Los Angeles USA.

This research is proudly supported by The International Printing Museum & Film Club