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Page Proofs Done [Sep. 19th, 2009|09:11 pm]

I mailed the page proofs off today, and to celebrate bought a program to make business cards with, since I'd left it too late to get them made by the next trip (er...tomorrow.)

Then I spent hours playing with the new toy, and my own images.  What I wanted, and had mocked up, was a faded version of the Paksworld map-strip (the map that will be in the new book, a north-south stripe) in brown and cream, but faded enough that the necessary date would show over it.  It looked good on the monitor, but I faded the background too much for the print version.  Still, it looks interesting.  Then I took another version of the map, and ran it vertically along one side of the card...and then the book cover.   Since I can print on both sides of the cards, I added a list of the Paksworld novels to the other side.

And then of course I had to make some "nature" ones for when I'm meeting people in biology, ecology, wildlife management, etc.  

And I fear that making many business card designs is going to...um...become a mild obsession.  I have lots and lots of photographs and drawings.  LOTS. 


[User Picture]From: ann_mcn
2009-09-20 03:06 am (UTC)
I love making business cards! It's the haiku of art.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-09-20 02:02 pm (UTC)
Looking at them again this morning, I'm SO tempted to do another design or two before heading out...that way lies "WHAT time is it? ALREADY?"
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[User Picture]From: jgaleckas
2009-09-20 12:27 pm (UTC)
Everyone needs a hobby .
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-09-20 02:01 pm (UTC)
True, but do people who already have time-w/a/s/t/i/n/g/--consuming hobbies need another one?

OTOH I have a legitimate need for business cards...(snicker)
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[User Picture]From: sourceoftrouble
2009-09-20 09:25 pm (UTC)
Do we get to see the results of your 'playing'?
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-09-21 01:42 am (UTC)
You'd have to run into me so I could give you one. They're stored as a weird file format peculiar to this program, not as jpgs. (Except the jpg I had that I managed to import. And it's on the desktop, not here with me.

You will laugh--I managed to carefully print out the directions and contact numbers for the university, and then this morning print out more useful things for two of the classes, and then leave the directions and contact numbers at home. DUH!!!
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