Bill Binzen was, as well as a photographer, an author, an artist, and an art director. On these pages you can learn more about his diverse endeavors. 

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On Instagram, previously unseen New York photos by Bill Binzen from the mid-1960s

 
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Books by Bill Binzen

 
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Punch and Jonathan, a short film
 
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The Adman: creating ad layouts in the 1950s at Ogilvy & Mather

 

 

 

 

Postcards and notecards for sale on Etsy

May 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Visit etsy.com/shop/BillBinzenEditions to buy posters and notecards originally sold in the 1990s/early 2000s and now available again!
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The Adman: creating ad layouts in the 1950s

April 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Back by popular demand, see this revived and doubly-vintage 1990s project, in its original HTML 1.0 glory: " Advertising in the 1950s: A personal history of an advertising career as told by Bill Binzen ". Before there was Madmen, there was this - Bill Binzen's Madison Avenue insider tale of creating ad campaigns and layouts at Ogilvy & Mather, wher...
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Punch and Jonathan, a short film by Bill Binzen

January 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Follow the adventures of young Jonathan as he rescues the puppet Punch, star of the seaside Punch and Judy show. Punch and Jonathan, a short film from 1966 by Bill Binzen was filmed in charmingly scenic Swanage, Dorset, England.
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A reading of Little Will the Bugle Boy by Bill Binzen

November 26, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Little Will the Bugle Boy was the first of 15 books published by Bill Binzen, in 1963, and his only published books featuring illustrations (all the rest used photographs). The Binzen family is making it available in celebration of the author, who died in 2010 at the age of 92. Digitized creative content tends to earn little for its creators. We ar...
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Can you identify this Manhattan skyscraper?

March 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
This photo montage, or "double" as Bill called them - literally two slides sandwiched together - includes a view looking up at a Manhattan skyscraper, taken in the early 1970s. The montage itself was used in various contexts in the 1970s, like this Harper's cover from March, 1980. I've been wondering, can anyone identify the building? Please let me...
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Books by Bill Binzen

March 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Bill Binzen published 15 books between 1963 and 1989. Most were children's books; all of them featured his photographs, except Little Will the Bugle Boy, which he illustrated. Look at any collection of children's books and you'll realize that such extensive photo-illustration is quite unusual in the genre. Photography books Tenth Street, 1968...
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Rough transcript on Instagram: Previously unseen New York photos by Bill Binzen from the mid-1960s

March 18, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
See more at instagram.com/billbinzen … In 1968, Grossman Publishers published a book of Bill Binzen’s photographs called Tenth Street, documenting life on one street in lower Manhattan in the 1960s. Bill left many other photographs from that time. Recently, I have been scanning the contact sheets. While properly handled digital renderings from the...
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More about Bill Binzen

July 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Bill Binzen (1918-2010) was a professional photographer active mainly from the 1950s to the 1990s, and author of more than a dozen children's books. Bill Binzen was a “man of parts” (as he might have put it) whose varied and interesting life experiences – from prep school student to cowboy, from pilot to children’s book author – combined with a wh...
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