The Buzzard Archives, Vol. 1

Volume 1: Advertising

David Helton, John Gorman

$19.95

This item will be released on Jun 4, 2024.

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Celebrate 50 years of The Buzzard — one of Cleveland’s most recognized icons! — with this first volume releasing classic Buzzard art from the archive of David Helton, the visual artist behind the character.

Softcover / 86 pages / 8.5 x 11 in.

ISBN: 9781598511352

Description

The Buzzard — the high-flying mascot of Cleveland’s groundbreaking rock-and-roll radio station, WMMS — first appeared in 1974. For decaces, Clevelanders saw him everywhere: T-shirts, billboards, bumper stickers, TV commercials … This first collection from the archive of David Helton, the visual artist behind the Buzzard character, gathers vintage display advertisements that appeared in local newspapers, tabloids, and magazines from 1974 to 1988. These original images are annotated with insightful comments from John Gorman, the guy who helped dream up the Buzzard and then used it to help build WMMS into a broadcasting powerhouse.