Friday, October 28, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Image of the Day: Parking Lot Origami

Discovered in the parking lot near my work;
after taking the photo I left it to continue its adventures out in the world.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Image of the Day: The Penn State Mark Super-sized!

Spotted in our warehouse on campus; just one part of a multi-paneled
display of a super-sized Penn State Mark. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Images of the Day: There Must Be 50 Ways to Leave Your Mark

The problem is all inside your head
She said to me
The answer is easy if you
Take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle
To be free of the Mark
There must be fifty ways
To use the Mark correctly

She said it grieves me so
To see you in such pain
I wish there was something I could do
To make you smile again
I said I appreciate that
And would you please explain
About the fifty ways
To use the Mark correctly

Apologies to Paul Simon

Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Image of the Day: Street Sign Typo?

On Route 322, there is a street sign that reads, "Desisners Dr."
I believe this is a typo, and that someone misinterpreted a lower-case g with a lower-case s.
The sign is located near the business Designers Studios in Centre Hall.
On their web site it is listed as Designers Dr. ... oops!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Image of the Day: Peter Max's Expo '74 World's Fair Stamp

The 10-cent Preserve the Environment commemorative stamp commemorates Expo '74, which was held in Spokane, Washington, at the time the smallest city to have hosted a world's fair. The theme for the fair was preserving the environment. 

The stamp was designed by Peter Max and was issued in sheets of forty, with an initial printing of 140 million.

Learn more about the stamp at this link:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Image of the Day: 15c Edith Wharton Stamp

In 1921, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) became the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize, awarded for her novel The Age of Innocence. In that work and many others, Wharton portrayed a moneyed, materialistic society whose conventions restricted and destroyed the desires of its members. T
The Edith Wharton stamp was issued in 1980. It is part of the Literary Arts Series, engraved with purple ink.

Learn more at this link:

Friday, April 1, 2016

Image of the Day: 3-cent Statue of Freedom Stamp

The Post Office Department released a 3-cent stamp bearing an image of the Statue of Freedom on April 20, 1950. The statue sits atop the dome of the United States Capitol. The stamp was the first in a series of four stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of Washington, DC, as the US capital. 

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produced the stamp in bright blue on the rotary press, using the electric eye plate and 11 x 10.5 perforations. 

Learn more about this stamp at this link:

Monday, March 14, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

"Oh Dear, I Forgot to Call the Penn State Mark Police!"

I just received my new on-campus parking pass . . .
that uses the incorrect reverse version of the (old) Penn State Mark.
The parking pass is good through June 30, 2018.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Richard March Hoe Stamp

Detail of a letterbox stamp that will be placed near Printer's Park, NYC.
I am very pleased with how my carving of Richard March Hoe's portrait turned out.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Ampersand Wax Seal

My first wax seal creation! Just a small part of a project that I have had on the back burner for years, finally working its way to fruition.