Look what finally came in tbe mail:
Now, where should I hang it….
I have lived in New York City going on nine years now, but today was my first trip to the Museum of the City of New York.
Two for one admission — need I say more?
The space is compact, clean and modern, with exhibits of a number and size that make it easy to see and do everything in a morning or afternoon. There’s also a nice variety — photography, film, costumes, paintings, advertising, multi-media, miniatures — so everyone in your group will find something to hold their interest.
My favorite on this cold damp day?
Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand, an exhibit showcasing the six-decade career of the iconic graphic designer (and Brooklyn native).
While Rand is a legend in the design community, you may find yourself wondering who he is. A quick look at a few of the logos he designed will make you realize you gaze upon his handiwork nearly everyday.
He also taught at the Pratt Institute and Yale before his death in 1996.
A quick Google image search will not only give you an idea of the breadth of Rand’s art and impact on current design, but is a really fun way to entertain yourself on a rainy day.
I began the third class of my publishing certificate at NYU tonight.
The instructor, a literary agent at a boutique firm here in New York City, was describing some of the ways authors have promoted their books above-and-beyond their publisher’s efforts.
His young adult novel Press Play is being published in October. It tells the story of a high school student who accidentally captures footage of the violent hazing practices of the lacrosse team while filming his documentary film project.
Devine had the idea to create a book trailer — like a movie trailer, but for his book — and display it at the local movie theatre in his home town of Waterford, New York
On an agreed-upon evening, Devine’s book trailer will air multiple times before the movies, inviting viewers to purchase Press Play at the mall bookstore where the cinema is located.
I think this is inspired.
A film features prominently in the book, and Devine is using the movies to promote it. He’ll probably get local publicity for this unique angle, too.
I wish I could go watch!
There is a box of books in the back of my closet. I pull them out when I’m feeling nostalgic, or need a quick, lunch time read —
My mom’s old Harlequin romance novels by Janet Dailey.
I read them over and over when I was younger…can still quote some of them even today. That’s why I could never give them away.
I read that Janet Dailey died earlier this week at age 69 following complications from heart surgery. It’s the end of an era for romance publishing.
Time to pull out the box. Her words will live forever.