Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Journey to become an Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign CC . . .

5 months
694 flash cards
3 electronic study guides, supplemental books, online tutorials, and practice exams
over 80 minutes per day/night studying
numerous well wishes and positive energy from my son, in-laws, out-law, closest of friends, and kisses from my cat
incalculable love and moral support from the love of my life, Terri
1 difficult exam
. . . 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Image of the Day: The Mark Police's Favorite Pen

"No! No! A thousand times no! You cannot use the same Mark that you did on the white pens we ordered last year and simply reverse the artwork."

Spotted at Happy Valley Brewing Company. . . 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Miles Francis

“My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.”
― Richard Adams, Watership Down

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Images of the Day: Postcards

A welcome surprise discovery; hundreds of mid-century postcards from museums from around the world. The images of paintings, sculptures, and architecture appear to have been from a long-since-retired art professor. Although I liked looking at and recognizing a few of the images on the front of the postcards, I fell in love with the reverse sides. Below is a small sampling of the cards, and a some detail scans as well. Click on any of the images for an enlarged view of them.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Image of the Day: Leather and Man

This is what happens to those who use too much leading when typesetting . . . 
[Spotted on a label inside a shoe at WalMart.]

Monday, January 26, 2015

Earworm of the Day: After The Gold Rush

I first came across this song in the mid-1970s on an obscure compilation LP. After 30 years on my early morning commute to work, I heard it on the radio . . . 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Image of the Day: Mark Police

"No, you cannot flip the Paw Mark; the one on the left isn't even the correct version. These are owned and licensed by The Pennsylvania State University, and you cannot 'recreate' them, even poorly. Oh, Giant..."

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Image of the Day: Read

Spotted on a lamp post in the Upper West Side of NYC on 104th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. Something about this just cracks me up a bit.