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In case you stumbled upon here…

This is my original page for promoting my design business.

You can find me over at www.AldrichDesign.com

Email me at dave@aldrichdesign.com

Phone me at 401-651-2939

I still do great book cover design and a host of other design stuff as well.

Check me out.

Thanks for stumbling by..

😀

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Pausing While We Rebuild

Dave holding up a coffee mug with the "Life is Good" character on it.

We interrupt these infrequent posts to pause while my website and blog become one. All done by the magic of the internet and Paul Squillace (pronounced Skewlacchhee, not Squillace) the Long Island Web Wizard. In the meantime please be patient (at least more than me) and enjoy a cup of coffee or your favorite refreshing beverage.

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Happy New Year!

May your feeder be full in 2011. Happy New Year!

I am grateful for the work this past year from my author, publishing and other design clients. A blessed new year to all. —Dave

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Where did the summer go?

I’ve been rather quiet here since the summer. Been busy with life and well, life.

I’ve had some interesting and fun design jobs though and I’ll post them soon. IN THE MEANTIME here’s a video I created for my own (and my old art school alumni’s) pleasure.

Enjoy.

Postnote: My old alma matta was the late, great Vesper George School of Art (fondly known as VGU to its alumni, although it never reached university status). Sadly the school closed its doors in the 80’s. It was located on St. Botolph Street in the Back Bay area of Boston and is now condominiums. I miss the school, but the area has never looked more beautiful.

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My take on the future of design

magazine cover for 1961 issue of Design Magazine

…and kind of life in general:

Having spent the majority of my design career in print I had grown anxious and weary about the future with digital media, but I am no longer worried. It’s all about, as it’s always been about, quality content and the means to promote that quality content.

The world seems to be spinning faster than ever before… growth and change in technology is a moment by moment occurrence… life is constantly in transition… and I just can’t keep up… yet I’m okay with that!

Enjoy the ride. What’s good and noble and of lasting value will endure and the rest will become just another soon-to-be-forgotten iPhone app.

Peace 🙂

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Sneak peek and the mystery of interpretation.

illustration of nested doll

This is an illustration for a upcoming mystery novel. I had a lot of fun with this, but the client felt it just wasn’t sinister looking enough. So back to the drawing board I go.

Interpreting the wishes and desires for a client is a tricky thing at times. You go over the client’s instructions and suggestions, do your research, and then do your best to interpret it all with the creative energies they’ve hired you for. Sometimes it’s a bull’s eye hit and other times the target is missed all together. All part of the process.

I found out that I’m not too far off from the mark on this one. I’m getting ready to tweak it with the Sinister filter in Photoshop. 🙂

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My Fears and the Future of Print Design (and kind of my take on life in general)

Dave holding a copy of Print Magazine with the heading, "Changing Directions?"

"Changing Directions?" - You can count on it!

Having spent the majority of my design career in print I had grown anxious and weary about the future with digital media, but I am no longer worried. It’s all about, as it’s always been about, quality content and the means to promote that quality content.

The world seems to be spinning faster than ever before… growth and change in technology is a moment by moment occurrence… life is constantly in transition… and I just can’t keep up… yet I’m okay with that!

Enjoy the ride. What’s good and noble and of lasting value will endure and the rest will become just another soon-to-be-forgotten iPhone app.

Peace 🙂

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