#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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PRODUCTION NOTES
Original size: 20×30 inches
Program: InDesign
Font: Goudy