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Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

I am composing this in the morning, on my work computer. (I've used my work computer to post PaaT entries before, but usually at night or "in the wee small hours.")  Considering the surroundings, I thought it might be of interest to show art that I have generated while at work at Net Access Corporation.

Net Access Corporation LogoTo the left is NAC's logo, which I designed back in 1998. The base font was Garamond, but the custom @ symbol got its start with an 'a' from another font. The logo was created as vector art in Corel Draw and went through many variations, many of which dealt with the question "Where do we put the word 'Corporation?' This configuration was the best I could arrive at, and I still consider it weak, but it's been functioning for six years now, so there's little cause for complaint.

NAC DSL BannerI've designed many pieces of iconic art for NAC; to the right is one sample; the banner for NAC's DSL page. It portrays an ethernet cable as a flaming drag racer (the non-technical are free to perceive it as a phone cord).

But I don't want you to get the idea that I just work all day...  Put an artist in a meeting, and the artist will doodle.  Here's a few that I liked:

Man of lines.Here I was trying to create a human figure in a sort of  curlicue style that I often employ in abstract doodling. I'm not sure what that is that looks like it's coming out of the forehead.  It's probably just some simpler doodles that happened to be nearby.  One drawback of doodling is that you don't know where the drawing will end up, so you can't block out space on the paper properly.

Head or Landscape? Is this a head, or a fragment of a landscape? I don't know. What "Hpinz08 " refers to is likewise a mystery.  It's probably the name of a file or variable I was concerned with at the time.

Time to get to work.  Until!

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