The Blog

All About the Work—October 4th, 2009

I watched a documentary the other night about Frank Gehry, the architect. Something he said struck me, though, I confess, evidently not so much that I can remember just what word-for-word. I recall Mr. Gehry speaking of waiting for the one piece of work that would...

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Another Anniversary Approaches—September 24th, 2009

The twenty year mark from when I bought my first Macintosh computer in November of 1989, a IIx, approaches. Before that, from 1985 on, I had been an Apple Computer fan, but I belonged to the family of Apple II users—at first on a IIe and then a IIgs. At that point all...

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The Other Kind of Client—September 22nd, 2009

Opposite the wide-open approach adopted by one client, as I described last time, is the fully hands-on manner of another of my current clients. This can, and did, work as well as the first case. While the confidence of a client to proceed with a design exactly as I...

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A New Book Interior—September 14th, 2009

Some projects make for great fun. At the moment, I find myself in one of my best runs ever for that kind of work. First came a book interior design and layout with a new client, a small college press. As I usually do with a new client, one of my chief aims was to see...

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Mercury Retrograde—September 7th, 2009

This may sound like just so much superstition to some. And coincidence. Or perhaps “coincidence” is all many of us can think to call it when a number of similar events occur in the same time period. Anyway, here’s the tale … As best as I can remember, a number of...

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I Was On Hiatus—August 25th, 2009

I was on hiatus. From blogging, that is. Be nice if I could say I was on a vacation somewhere lush, exotic, and primitive, without any media—except that I could never survive in such a place. Claustrophobia, induced by no information, would surely kill me. It’s taking...

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