OUT SEPT 15, 2021

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Curated by Lance VanDyke Salemo, Brian Coleman and David Bieber

Photography & Book Design by Lance VanDyke Salemo

 

184 Pages, full color interior

Softcover 8.5” x 11” with “french cover flaps”

 

Co-publishers: David Bieber Archives Publishing / Dignified & Old

Off Our Backs Toxic Avenger P57
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Off Our Backs Righteous Babe P56
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Off Our Backs Ozzy Osbourne front P64
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Off Our Backs WBCN Rumble front P88
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Off Our Backs WBCN Rumble front P89
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Off Our Backs Sinatra Elvis P111
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Off Our Backs Reid Fleming P50
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Off Our Backs Rat Mitch P58
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Off Our Backs Porkys Reveng Barton Fink P41
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Renowned archivist and media insider David Bieber (WBCN, The Boston Phoenix, WFNX) has collected thousands of T-shirts over the past 50 years, from limited-edition film release promos and rock band concert tees, to self-promotional shirts for muffler shops and political campaigns. From this world-class stash, a crew of three brave men chose 150 for this first glimpse into the impressive collection.

 

Some have been unearthed after four decades in storage; others are more recently acquired. But each of them tells a story. And although the David Bieber Archives is proudly based in Boston, this is not just a Boston book. There are enough local throwbacks to make any Masshole swoon — from the J. Geils Band and Aerosmith antiques to extraordinarily scarce WBCN listener promos — but there are many more T-shirts that are national and international in scope. It’s a selection meant to fuel nostalgia and discussion, and bring smiles with the turn of every page.

 

This is the first book produced directly from the David Bieber Archives.

 

 

ABOUT THE DAVID BIEBER ARCHIVES

 

“A leading authority [with the] largest collection of pop culture on Earth.”

— Joseph Baldassare, Arthouse 18

 

‘[The David Bieber Archives is] the Mount Olympus of pop-culture booty.’

— Sensi magazine (Dan McCarthy)

 

Featuring nearly two million authentic artifacts from the 20th and 21st Centuries, the Boston-based David Bieber Archives is a multi-disciplined memorabilia, music and media aggregation that is unlike any other collection in the world.

 

The Archives is a gigantic, atmospheric sandbox that inspires, informs, excites and connects the dots between the past, present and future of popular culture. From vintage to modern, common to ultra-rare, the Archives is all about preservation, and vividly embodies the mantra, “Save The Stuff You Love!”

 

For more information on the Archives, visit www.DavidBieberArchives.com

 

For more book information, visit:

www.OffOurBacksBook.com

Off Our Backs Blondie front P48
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Off Our Backs Blondie front P49
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Off Our Backs Nelson Mandela tour P134
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Off Our Backs NE Music City back P155
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Off Our Backs Live Aid back P127
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Off Our Backs J Geils Band P29
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Off Our Backs Kentucky Fried Movie P18
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Off Our Backs Aerosmith Strike Force front P2
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