A New Wood Engraving – First Proof

This is the first progress proof of a small engraving I’ve been cutting this week. There’s still much work to be done, but the composition and tone are beginning to emerge. At the moment, the grain elevator in the background appears to be thatched. That will need to be refined.

The scene is not real. It was drawn from a model that I composed with N-scale (1:160) structures – ones normally used for a model railroad.

ATF Wordsearch Solution

ATF Conference 2004 – Wordsearch Solution

L T R A J A N U S O R E M O H
Q R I E U S E B I U S B G
U A K A A T S K I L L A
A H F E J E I D O S P A H R
D C Y N P A L C S D A A
R T T E D N I A C S O D M
A U I D I S O V O S O R O
T D N P L O I T I L F I N
A D A E P N C N O E O A D
L V E R E H F U N M U N T
R O N D O R C P V I N R O A
N I H C O C S A L O C I N V
B U L M E R I Z N S I I
G N A L K N I H T O R T E M R
D N E G E L A U T E P R E P

Blado (13, 2, s)
Bulmer (1, 13, e)
Caslon (9, 5, se)
Deepdene (4, 11, n)
Eusebius ( 5, 2, e)
Fournier (13, 8, s)
Garamond (15, 2, s)
Hadriano (14, 4, s)
Homero (15, 1, w)
Ionic (11, 8, s)
Janson (6, 4, s)
Kaatskill (5, 3, e)
Klang (5, 14, w)
Legend (6, 15, w)
Louvaine (12, 8, sw)
Metrothin (14, 14, w)
Nicolas Cochin (13, 12, w)
Old Dutch (2, 11, n)
Orplid (5, 11, n)
Perpetua (15, 15, w)
Privat (15, 15, n)
Quadrata (1, 2, s)
Rhapsodie (15, 4, w)
Rondo (1, 11, e)
Scotch Roman (12, 5, sw)
Solemnis (12, 6, s)
Tippecanoe (2, 6, se)
Trajanus (2, 1, e)
Union Pearl (10, 10, nw)
Vanity Fair (3, 10, n)
Zapf Civilite (8, 13, n)

Ouch.

Significant changes at the workplace have driven me to update my portfolio and resume. This was a long time coming. Too long. I’d like to think that I have learned a lesson from my poor state of preparation—that the next time my livelihood is in peril, I will be comforted to know that I have maintained an up-to-date, slick and relevant book. This is certainly not the case today.

E Luxo So

N.B. – a lot has changed since this post was originally published. This site has been redesigned and now uses TextPattern for content management.

A second entry is submitted herewith for the purpose of checking the spacing/padding between entries in MT. Considerable typography refinement is ahead of me.

E Luxo So, means “it is only luxury” in Portuguese, and is the title of a phenomenal Brazilian song, recently covered by Rosa Passos. It is the title of a great album by the difficult-to-describe band, Labradford.