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Monthly Archives: February 2009


My book Satchmo: The Wonderful Art and World of Louis Armstrong has been translated into French by Éditions de La Martiniere. They did an excellent job of remaining true to my design and the book is beautifully printed, just like the Abrams edition.

I will be posting more news about Satchmo as we get closer to the pub date of March 1.

In the meantime you can pre-order it here:

This just in: Satchmo is featured in Elissa Schappell’s Hot Typereview of the current March issue of Vanity Fair, the one with Obama on the cover.





After finally seeing the film Helvetica (which I highly recommend) I went back and redesigned by poster for the conference. As much as I like it I think its time had come and gone.

Hard to believe it was 6 conferences ago when I was the keynote at the very first Thinking Creatively conference at Kean University. Co-sponsored by the Art Directors Club of New Jersey, this year’s, to be held on April 3 & 4, is going to be terrific.

Here’s my poster design:


You can check out details (and register) here.