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    Forest Carnival, Romania

    Beautiful mysterious

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    Steampunk Circus font

    available at anthropologie for just 9000 dollars

    Chapiteau Cirque du Soleil

    DSC_0048 by mrscaptainmonkeypants, via Flickr (it really reads: abandon all hope! foreshadowing?!?)

    Oktoberfest ... To be 2012.


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    inside the big top

    Gypsy woman with lute

    Great, dream-like setting with zero-to-super-shallow character dev' in this quick read. I liked and wanted to know more about a couple of minor characters - Herr the clockmaker, Ethan the engineer, and Tsukiko the contortionist and never get to know the protagonists. They're a man and woman, and guess what, they immediately are attracted to each other. Whatever. Enjoyed it, but wouldn't highly recommend. If you liked or are considering this, check out Geek Love.

    carnaval.. carnaval...

    more background art


    Today's clown Ringling

    Standing Elephants

    Tickets were designed to be collectible. In fact the words “Collector Series ...

    03.14.2012_elephant2.jpg. Photo by Tony DeFilippo

    One of the most attractive letterheads ever used by the Gollmar Bros. Circus, is the above design, dated 1903. It is all in royal blue, except for the photos of the Gollmars, which are in brown. "Chalmer Condon's Letterheads," Bandwagon, Vol. 8, No. 3 (May-Jun), 1964, p. 10.

    Walter L. Main first used his name as a circus title in 1885. By 1893 his show had grown to a medium size major railroad circus, with 29 cars. The Walter L. Main's Eight Enormous United Shows was the imposing title he used on the cover of the newspaper courier shown here. The drawing on the courier was done by E. Roe for the United States Printing Co. of Cincinnati. Courier is from the Pfening Collection. Cover, Bandwagon, Vol. 8, No. 3 (May-Jun), 1964.

    Hagenbeck-Wallace circus, 1933 at Ithaca, New York. From J. V. Leonard Collection. Cover, Bandwagon, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Mar-Apr), 1964.