Keeping old things

Recently, I was compelled to recover some very old files from our DAT (Digital Audio Tape) drive (Third Wave Technology), we hadn’t used in several years. We kept this relic for retrieving archived projects. It’s connected to an ancient Power Computing tower through a big fat SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) cable. (Now, we use…

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Starting fresh

Liz Moloney’s proofs of her book cover and interiors produced by a local printer evidenced poor selection of typeface, color and design. The typography had no kerning. Indeed, nothing was right except for her carefully wrought manuscript, Elizabeth, Learning to Dress Myself from the Inside Out. With Liz’s approval of my estimate, I started fresh.…

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Playing on a big scale

The Clayton School District’s Honors Orchestra consists of elementary and middle school students and was chosen to perform at the 73rd Missouri Music Educators Conference. A brochure was designed to identify the music program and orchestra members, as well as showcase Clayton’s honor program. This project comprised two phases: group photos of students with their…

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Failure vs. serendipity

Yesteryear Press hired N-K to design a historical mystery, Cover Her Body. The book cover was an offshoot of the graphics created used for the book’s website, but did not start off that way. Three initial layouts were presented and the client did not like any of the designs. Although I had researched other historical…

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