October 2006 Archives
In the land of the automobile, there are many differing ways in which our beloved vehicles sometimes stand out from one another. Of course, there are the fanatic bumper sticker stickers who blatantly show their cause and opinion on everything and also those who repaint or glue "things" on their auto - everything from army men and plastic flowers to mirrors and marble tile. There is one standard location on our mode of transport where the same item must be placed - the license plate. But, just who designs these things?
I, like many of us in the graphic design field, do the majority of my work on a freelance basis. That, for me, means that I work alone and independently of others. For someone who finds peace and solace in this environment, it can be very nice. What do I do, however, when I get into a project that involves other people? What happens when I am (gulp) forced to play with others?
I recently attended an AIGA SF-sponsored presentation by one of the great photographers of the psychedelic '60s, Jim Marshall. If you don't mind expletives being thrown in here and there and if tales of doing drugs with the rockers of the era doesn't bother you, then you would've enjoyed the evening and been as in much awe of the photographs shown as I was.