After World War II, the company's 'Clothcraft' label was replaced by various specialty brands. In 1989, Joseph & Feiss was puchased by Hugo Boss of Germany. A few years later, Hugo Boss was restructured and looked to shed the Joseph & Feiss brands. In 1996, the J&F trademark was purchased by The Men's Wearhouse with the property not part of the deal. Americon-Homes of Beachwood, OH purchased the site in 1997 for redevelopment. Financial troubles soon befell the new owners and redevelopment was haulted leaving the warehouse vacant and unattended. The building became shelter for the neighborhood homeless and a massive canvas for graffiti artists. In 2008, the uppermost part of the north facade was roller tagged by the artist known as Reader with his trademark phrase READ MORE BOOKS. He 'signed' his handiwork at the top of the west facade.
In 2010, the property officially known as The Joseph & Feiss Company Clothcraft Shops was placed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. In July, 2011, the Ohio Dept. of Development awarded the current owners of the property a $1 million historic preservation tax credit to rehabilitate the vacant warehouse and turn it into a 62-unit apartment building. The project has yet to begin.
CLOTHCRAFT 18" x 18" screen print • Edition of 55 • 5 colors on white 100 lb. cover weight stock. $40.00US
It's a nice looking print, but looks to much like the work of Dan MacAdam at Crosshair
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