Monday, November 19, 2012

Air Cooled Rooms With A View

November 19, 2012

   It is Dan The Man's birthday today. He came out for Design Review and we had a great session, going over design issues for the February issue, cover performance (newsstand is up 10%) and plans for a 60th anniversary surprise.

   Went home for lunch and whipped out a little study I call "Haze Rider".

Had a couple requests for prints of this.

Spent part of the weekend perusing John Hinkley's new Route 66 Encyclopedia"

I don't know what it is exactly, but I get a thrill looking at a certain type of 1950s motels and cafes. Especially the kind that are carved out of the desert, a kind of little oasis in the middle of nowhere (Amboy, Truxton, Seligman, etc) and just the words "air-cooled" and "auto-court" makes me smile. I guess it reminds me of being a little, bitty kid, on the road with my mom and dad. I think there is a really good story in there. Gee, I wonder what ol' professor Currier has to say about this?

"Find a good story, tell it well, and the rest will take care of itself."

— Professor Frank Currier