Videoland: A Visual Catalog of American Video Store Logos, 1980-1995
In the vanishingly short period of time video rental stores were a part of the cultural landscape, thousands of mom-and-pop shops codified a surprisingly unified visual identity. Videoland collects over 100 logos from independent video stores during the 1980s and '90s, thematically and chronologically arranged. Assembled by Andy Sturdevant, primarily from local newspaper advertisements.
Individuals who were employed at an independent video store between 1980 and 2005 are eligible for a free copy. Please email proof of employment (photograph, note from manager, W2, etc.) to citydesk (at) birchwoodpalace (dot) com to receive a coupon code to enter at checkout. Shipping rates still apply. [publisher's note]