Yesterday I came back from lunch—sitting in my car in the parking lot behind Starbucks reading Bookmaking: Editing, Design, Production, Third Edition and listening to the gospel stylings of The Louvin Brothers—and came across a pleasant surprise. First, though, a little background. This white door to the left is what you used to see when looking for our office.
That is, three and a half years ago when TSTC Publishing first got started, we—that is, at that point, I—were almost invisible. Finding the office was kind of like the beginning of Get Smart: you had to go down a hallway on the far side of the Food Service building, hang a right at the HOT Tech-Prep office, go down another hallway, go through a door with no name or number on it, hang the first right through another door with no name or number on it and then you’d see me sitting at my desk on the far side of an old conference room.
Later on, I went over to the IDEAS Center and had them make me this sign to put on the door out into the main hallway:
Yesterday, though, I came back to find this newly painted sign outside the door to our building:
(Many thanks are due to Pat Archer of the TSTC Waco Physical Plant for repainting this sign to put our name on it.)
In other news, Todd and Grace are at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. For anyone in the Austin area, I would highly recommend that you go. There are all kinds of authors, exhibits, panel discussions and more. And, for the most part, it is all free. I’d also suggest stopping by the Bright Sky Press booth to take a look El Vaquero Real, a new coffee table book published by Rue Judd, that has an absolutely great look and design.
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