Homage to Indesign

With all the excitement surrounding the www I thought I should take a moment to pay homage to Adobe Indesign, since this week and throughout my career print publishing has been my bread and butter. Digital publishing has come a long way since my early days of newspaper pagination with QuarkXpress, which was a hair pulling experience at best.

My projects this week included a colourful price list for Core Marks’ Everyday Value Basics, a convience store distribution company located in Milton Ontario.

Next was an 80 page section of the Delta Science Catalogue (a 545 page document) which I have been working on for about 15 years … lol.

Lastly was the 16 page brochure for Prime Time Hockey youth summer hockey league.

All thanks to Indesign and I look forward to the new update and experimenting with the new epublishing features.

2 Comments on “Homage to Indesign

  1. Nice job! So crisp and clean. Reflecting, as you did, on earlier days, I remember working with a Compugraphic typesetting machine, which was cutting edge in the second half of the 70s. To change font and size etc. I had to make 8 changes with gears and levers, some at the back of the machine – working swiftly close to deadline you had to keep your head straight! This was just before digital desktop publishing emerged – so I was “de-skilled” by the new technology.

  2. Thanks Pat! I remember those Compugraphic machines! Then we had to cut and paste the text manually onto page flats … those were the days. We’ve come a long way baby!!

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