Time for Frank and his Friend (1979 Ringer Publishing) $11.95 and Frank and his Friened - Special Collector's Edition Vol.1 $7.95 (2013 Ringer Publishing) by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley, Spaceman Jax comic book - Through the Mantagon Minefield (Pre-Orders $3.95) to be released on October 15 sneack preview at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Spaceman Jax comic book - Through the Mantagon Minefield - by Ringer Comics - Curio & Co. Curio and Co. www.curioandco.com €11.95 The Musterberg Tarot of Curio & Co. - The 79-card deck for game and cartomancy - ideal for collectors - €49.95 Frank and his Friend Collector's Edition - Vol.1 by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - Curio & Co.
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Frank and his Friend - Time for Frank and His Friend - Book cover - 1979 Ringer Publishing Paperbacks - Frank held up by the kid hosing water under him - comic strip - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Time for Frank and His Friend

Frank and his Friend

It’s January 1979 and Ringer Publishing Paperbacks releases Time for Frank and His Friend, the first collection of Dooley’s comic not tied to his newspaper work.  The content is completely new – not just a collection of previously printed strips...

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, Sep 09, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

Curio & Co. on display

Curio & Co. featured in a new exhibition at Atelier Olschinsky in Vienna, Austria

A new exhibition looks at the playful side of our collections.

Come see Curio & Co. up close and on the walls in a new exhibition at the Atelier Olschinsky Art Store in Vienna.

Titled ‘Let’s Play,’ the exhibition will look back at the last six years in Curio & Co. history. All your favorites will be represented – from Frank and His Friend to Spaceman Jax, from vintage ads to vintage time machines, and plenty of surprises and never-before-seen pieces.

Plus, the exhibition will include an in-depth look at our latest project: The Tarot of Musterberg. The complete deck will be on display, as well as larger-than-life versions of our favorite cards that are sure to deal up fun and fantasy.

Prints of many of the items on display will be for sale at the gallery as well as on their art store website.

Previous shows at the gallery have...


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Spaceman Jax - Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961 - pin with bronze finish in package  - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961

Spaceman Jax

Are you an official Space Cadet? For a period in the early 1960s, Spaceman Jax was part of a balanced breakfast for kids everywhere.  The show was sponsored by Sunington Morn Breakfast Cereals, and merchandise for Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures hit supermarket shelves even before the first episode hit the airwaves.  But whether kids saw him first on TV or a cereal box, Spaceman Jax – the “hero with a heart of gold, and the intellect of a Ploridian Lunar Beast” – won a legion of fans.  These die-struck pins are exact replicas of the original fan club pins released in 1961.  And thanks to Curio & Co., you don’t have to collect box tops to get them!    Details  Year: 2011 (based on the original released in...

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Finding Frank and his Friend

Previously unpublished works by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley

It was easy to love Frank and his Friend, with its ice cream smudged logic and playful escapism. The characters charmed their way into our hearts and influenced countless cartoonists. These 52 never-before-seen images provide a glimpse into the development of one of the most enduring comics and allow us to meet Frank and his Friend all over again. 

The images, dating from the comic’s early years, were lost after Dooley’s untimely death in 1984.  These drawings and illustrations, seen for the first time in over 30 years, reveal much of the journey Dooley took in creating our favorite...

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Oberpfaffendorfer - Ambrosia Apple Juice - Illustrated vintage ad poster with girl in dirndl picking apples (circa 1950's - 1960's) - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com}

Ambrosia Apple Juice

Oberpfaffendorfer

In Greek Mythology, ambrosia is the nectar of the goods, conferring immortality upon whoever drinks it – which is a pretty ambitious claim for a juice made from concentrate. One thing that isn’t an exaggeration, however, is how beautiful this...

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, Aug 26, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

What makes packaging work

 Curio & Co. looks at how to make packaging work. Image of package design for Musterberg Deck of Tarot Cards, courtesy of Curio and Co. www.curioandco.com

When thinking outside the box just isn’t enough

Packaging designers, like burlesque performers, know that pulling off the wrapping as fast as possible isn’t always ideal.

Good packaging can help tell a story. Not only does it provide ample space to squeeze in a little more information about the product or company, but the process of opening a package can tell you how the company wants you to think about the product in general.

Take Apple products as an example. Each Apple product comes with multiple layers of packaging which gives you more to...

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Bunchy - One Is Not Enough - Illustrated vintage magazine ad with woman holding Bunchy Cola (circa 1950's) - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

One Is Not Enough

Bunchy

The recipe for simulated gold flakes is about the best kept secret in soft drink history. Donald J. Prufrock, Jr., President of the Bunchy Bottling Company and son of the drink’s inventor, said the recipe was divided into three parts...

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Cudworth-Hooper - Gadabout TM-1050 Time Machine Manual - Vintage user's manual for time travel machine (circa 1950's) - mid century design - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Gadabout TM-1050 Time Machine Manual

Cudworth-Hooper

“There’s no time like the present,” goes the old expression.  And with a time machine, all times can be the present! This instruction book, the Cudworth-Hooper Owner’s Manual: Operation and Maintenance for the Gadabout TM 1050, is truly one-of-a-kind. According...

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Spaceman Jax - Spaceman Jax - Through the Mantagon Minefield - comic book cover - Spaceman Jax - Ringer Comics - Silver Age comic book - issue one - Humor - Retro design - Curio & Co. - www.curioandco.com - Jax, Dekkin and Mantagon on conver  - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Spaceman Jax - Through the Mantagon Minefield

Spaceman Jax

Order this real gem from the Silver Age of comics for the out-of-this-world price of $11.95. When Spaceman Jax receives a distress call while delivering zandabite crystals, he literally drops everything to save the day. The disabled transport ship (scheduled to...

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, Aug 19, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

Collecting Autographs

Celebrity spotting is like the IRS – get an autograph as a receipt or no one will believe you.

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, Aug 12, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

Time for a game night

Grab some friends and deal up some fun.

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, Aug 05, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

An ode to imperfections

In a digital world, “to err is human” is starting to mean a lot more.

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, Jul 29, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

The History of Tarot

Card reading (for fun and profit) has a long history, but maybe not as long as you think.