#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.
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 time—probably visualizing ampersands—I 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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