Found this 1909 book cover on archive.org. I love the serifs (similar to Caslon) and the elegant swash treatments. Full-res image here.
Archive | April, 2010
Ok, so is “Slip ‘N Slide” three words?
I hereby declare that the seagull is now officially the good luck creature for the Chicago Cubs. People tend to get a little obsessive over a silly goat. So why not find something that will turn the tide in the Cubs favor? Why a seagull? Read on. Today I was watching the Cubs-Brewers game with […]
What if Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue bridge just stopped halfway and wasn’t a bridge anymore, but rather a cliff? The shadow that went across the Mich Ave bridge from Spudart’s flickr photo made me contemplate this. Above is my photoshopped rendering. The full image is at my Flickr.
Cubs lead 1-0 in the 7th. Reds have runners on first & second with one out. Jonny Gomes hits a lazy fly ball to left. Unfortunately Soriano was lazier than the fly ball and he dropped it. He didn’t have to run hard to the ball. He simply let it hit his glove and fall […]
Covering a package with stamps will now require you to go to the Post Office desk and talk to a Postal Clerk about your intent to mail your package. I always thought it would be fun to cover a package with 3 cent stamps. Now if I want to do it, I have deal with […]
Civilization in the time of Star Wars is great. They have no power cords or extension cords to worry about.
A statue of Billy Williams will be unveiled September 7th outside Wrigley Field. This announcement was made last week, March 30th, by Tom Ricketts. Williams said, “In Chicago, it gets kind of cold. I hope it doesn’t freeze up. I know Ernie was kind of cold out there, so I have to go out and […]
Yesterday, I picked Carlos Zambrano to win the NL Cy Young Award. He gave up 8 earned runs in 1.1 innings. That’s an ERA of 54.00. I am happy that baseball is a 162 game season. Though Jason Heyward, my MVP pick, accounted for 3 of Zambrano’s 8 runs with his 3-run homer in his […]
The 2010 Major League Baseball season starts today. (Actually it started last night with ESPN’s two favorite teams slugging it out.) I’ll make a few predictions. Most predictions/forecasts simply pick the same players and teams that won the previous season. You won’t see that here. NL Cy Young AwardCarlos ZambranoChicago CubsI’m believing the hype surrounding […]