Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
Phillip Collier’s Making New Orleans takes you through the ever-evolving history of the Big Easy, owing to the boundless list of past and present locally made products. This volume is an homage to New Orleans’ rich past, bringing to life forgotten foods, coffees, beers, soft drinks, ironwork, furniture, clothing, perfumes, music, money, ships, airplanes, rockets, books, newspapers, and patent medicines. Written by fourteen local writers and historians and featuring over 200 unique New Orleans products, along with vintage advertisements, labels and photographs, this is the perfect book for lovers of all things New Orleans.
Phillip Collier earned a B.F.A. in visual design from Auburn University in 1971. Collier has won many local, regional and national design awards and was selected to create the official poster for the 1980 Jazz and Heritage Festival, which was chosen for the cover of the Library of Congress Quarterly magazine and was included in the Library of Congress’ 100-year Retrospective on the history of post- ers in Washington, D.C.
His earlier book, Phillip Collier’s Missing New Orleans was at the printer in New Orleans when hurricane Katrina struck on August 29, 2005. The book, published by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, was still miraculously printed in the storm-ravaged city just three months after the hurricane. Phillip’s second book, Mixing New Orleans: Cocktails and Legends, was published in 2007.