Lamp of the Week: Oz Logo Shade

Designed by Bill Campbell in the 1980’s, our Oz Logo shade has long been a dormant Century Studios original lamp design. Bill adapted the logo design into a decorative band for this shade, adding a pressed glass “emerald” between each logo. After creating several examples in the late ’80’s/early 90’s for Books of Wonder, a New York City bookseller, the design was quietly shelved until an Oz enthusiast in Massachusetts placed an order for this lamp in 2018. The shade is shown on the Small Stick base (20″ tall). The Oz Logo shade can be made to order.

The Oz logo first appears in an illustration at the end of The Marvelous Land of Oz, the 1904 book by L. Frank Baum. This was the second book in the Oz book series and the first title to be illustrated by artist John R. Neill. It is hard to see, but the scepter held by Princess Ozma contains the logo. In 1907 the third book in the series, Ozma of Oz, prominently features the logo front and center on the cover of the book. Neill continued to showcase the logo in illustrations on future stories of the series.

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