#23 Step & Repeat

#23 Step & Repeat
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Step & Repeat is a process in print­ing (pre-​press or the design stage, actu­al­ly) in which a sin­gle image is moved an exact amount hor­i­zon­tal­ly, ver­ti­cal­ly or both, and repeat­ed as many times as required to cre­ate part of a lay­out. For­mer­ly it was done in the neg­a­tive strip­ping or platemak­ing depart­ment; today it is done by the design­er with a page lay­out pro­gram such as InDe­sign. The term is also used in man­u­fac­tur­ing where an iden­ti­cal ele­ment is pro­duced in rows.


listen up!Learning to Walk…Again

I was born with a sway back which caused me to walk fun­ny. (That along with no sports coör­di­na­tion and star­ing into space all the timeprob­a­bly visu­al­iz­ing amper­sandsI was thought to be retard­ed, until prop­er­ly diag­nosed right around 7 years old.) I’m sure there are those who believe I’m still retard­ed. I still stare into space—damn right I’m visu­al­iz­ing amper­sands!—and still can’t throw a ball.

To cor­rect the sway back I had to do back-​rolling exer­cis­es on the floor and stand up straight against a wall. Also, I had to learn how to walk again. Start with the heel, not the toe. Step & repeat, step & repeat, step & repeat …

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Original size: 20×30 inches
Program: InDesign
Font: Goudy
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2 thoughts to “#23 Step & Repeat”

  1. Chaz,

    You always have some­thing encour­ag­ing or inter­est­ing to com­mu­ni­cate and this post, in par­tic­u­lar, gave a won­der­ful win­dow into your heart, and illus­trat­ed your stead­fast deter­mi­na­tion. And. I LOVE the clever graph­ics and info behind this poster!


  2. I love hear­ing suc­cess sto­ries about “learn­ing dif­fer­ent ” peo­ple. So often they are neg­a­tive­ly labeled by our schools and soci­ety. Sir Antho­ny Hopkins,the actor, has always been dyslex­ic (cant read). Paul Orfalea, dyslex­ic and list­ed as ADD in school, cre­at­ed Kinkos. The engineer/​designer of Ikea, dyslex­ic. I was not allowed to take art class­es in high school. The Tole­do Muse­um of Art has sold many of my Dutch Mas­ters still-​life oil paintings.

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