The journey to document stories, people, and history behind Memphis Type for our upcoming book

The Artsyness of It All

Here’s all you need to know to happily peruse all the photographs and paintings that inspired the upcoming Memphis Type book. Find all of Jeremy Greene’s photos at Check … Continue reading

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Share Your Story

We want to include YOUR stories in the Memphis Type history book. If you have a connection to any of the places below, please get in touch. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Downtown in the 60′s

“Once a Memphian, always a Memphian.” Those words are said by Bob Taylor who sent us a link to one of his blog posts on his website he callsĀ “Istaboa’s Waypoints.” … Continue reading

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Robin Tucker & The Beauty Shop

I had the lucky opportunity to sit down for a few minutes with Robin Tucker a couple weeks ago to chat about none other than the Beauty Shop. Her aunt … Continue reading

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Drink-N-Drag Is What We Did

We’ve had several people tell us of their fondness for this large lady in red sign. It is no doubt her vibrant mood and color could attract anyone. And we’ve … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Erica Qualy on The Lorraine and Memphis

Memphis is awesome! So I get really excited when I have out of town friends visit. I’ll list all the places around town that we need to go to, free … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another Day at the Library

A little something from the Front Porch Art Instagram feed… taking a quick break from Memphis history today to snap this pic. Everything in these boxes is fascinating, but YOUR … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rum Boogie Memorabilia

Rum Boogie may stand out as the most authentic blues bar on Beale Street. Felicia Kirkland, one of the bar’s managers, would attest to that. She tells us they don’t … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Balton Sign Tour

Balton Sign Co. has had their hands on many great and recognizable signs in and around Memphis, including the giant letters that stand on the storefront of Ross and Hollywood … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review of Casey’s Motel

In the mood for robbery, mayhem, and general crookery? Think you might want to book a stay at Casey’s Motel? Check out this review by Rebecca Phillips first! Want to … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Return to Graceland

I never understood the greatness of Elvis, The King, even after I moved to Memphis. For most of my life, my admiration of musical geniuses went to Michael Jackson and … Continue reading

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Lauren Squires on Life Downtown

Recently, while shooting a story, someone said to me “It’s a shame you moved to Memphis when you did, it used to be so great.” I looked at him slightly … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 7 Comments

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