Archive for October, 2009

In Paris

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

I was in Paris a few months ago and this graffiti caught my eye. Any idea what it says? Let me know.

That arrow makes it seem like it has some value. As though the writer had really thought about what he/she was expressing. Of course I could be way off about this.


Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

I was at a printer’s recently and came across this. They are plates used for embossing a book jacket (embossing is what makes the type or art feel 3-D on a jacket). This was hidden on a high shelf in a dusty aisle in the printer’s warehouse. It felt like we found treasure. The plates are a heavy copper or brass. They are pressed down into the jacket to make the embossing, and the white plastic plate (in the photo) is pressed up from the bottom to force the book jacket into the embossing plate. The photo is by my colleague, Sonia Chaghatzbanian.