All friends, family and neighbors are welcome to join me celebrating the opening of this exhibition. 4p to 5p, this afternoon, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery.
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I've been playing with, working at, working with, tweaking, and having a blast with typography for way too many decades to admit. Beginning as a kid in early mid '60s with an opaque project, blasting a typeface i found somewhere onto the wall in the living room, tracing around it and either cutting a screen directly or cutting amberlith or rubylith to make a screen (print).
Apple's design, not just in their products, but in their ads, stores, signage, everything I believe is as close to perfect beautiful, minimal branding as you can get. Well, that is until I just saw what might be a new Apple typeface on the horizon.
It's ok, but it ain't Helvetica Neue. If the need is large enough HN Ultra Light is as close to perfection in many situations as you can get (ok, obviously just my opinion here).
This new typeface i just saw is fine. But it doesn't seem up to Apple's standards. Not Steve Jobs standards. I've seen Tim Cook do no wrong while at the helm. This won't put em outa business by any means, but I hope it's not the beginning of losing their way (from perfection).
Gosh, i don't have time to complain about this. Back to work. . .
If you have an opinion i'd love to hear. I'm guessing most couldn't give a rip.
I've been following Apple's annual WWDC (developers) conference for at least a couple of decades, and have usually been quite thrilled with the amazing creativity that oozes from the world's coolest brand.
The huge question recently has been, can Apple continue this pace without Steve. It appears they they can. That is, with Alabama's own Tim Cook at the helm.
Lots of great new stuff, but Apple Music was the biggee, and appears to be another hugely successful "Think Different" product.
So cool to see:
Alabama's Tim Cook running the show
Showcasing the more great music from North Alabama - Alabama Shakes, as well as
Wonderful music from the best film of the year (my call) SELMA
There really is a side of Alabama that surprises almost all that visit. It's about time we let the secret out of our open minded, super creative bag.
Tim Cook, we are so proud of you. Don't be a stranger!
"Everyone loves the food displays at the Americana Press Event today."
General Manager Marriott Shoals
We (RW and RWF) has thoroughly enjoyed working with Larry, Chef Mike, and executive chef Ryan Matthews in the hotel, their amazing fine dining restaurant the 360 Grill, as well as their events team.
Our small community is quite fortunate to have such a wonderful hotel.
Thank you Larry for all you do for the community!
It was great meeting Fred Hunter and Mike Tucker with the TV show "Absolutely Alabama" yesterday. These guys seem to have as much fun traveling the state and interviewing as I do making sawdust. We started at our studio in Lexington, then headed downtown to view our current showing at Court Street Market, as well as a few pieces in our beautiful new Tourism Building.
Our friends have stepped up and with the most amazing selection of nourishing, delicious LOCAL At least a sampling of each of the following:
Tony Smith's championship bbq, Charlie Thompson's Camp Stew, Alan Phillips delicacies, The Hummus People's (guess what), Steve Carpenter's local produce, Belle Chevre goat cheese.
Just confirmed, Alan Phillips of Red Clay Epicurean will be joining us for the Open House. In addition to Tony Smith's smoked bbq, and The Hummus People's locally grown Hummus, Alan will be showcasing local delicacies including both JackOLantern Farm's as well and Charlie Thompson's amazing mutton. Steve Carpenter will be debuting a brand new local product Friday.