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    Hi, all. Long time no post.

    Anyway, I'm here on an avocational mission. I'm sort of collecting guidelines that might be considered "Old School™." I've got golden proportions, optical center and the teeter-totter principle, the Van de Graaf canon and the letter arrangements for multiple, small elements.

    If anyone knows about some of the old style secrets of the guild used by designers, commercial artists or compositing rooms back in "The Day™" I'd be interested in learning about them.


    And, just because I went to the trouble of using Symbol Assist for a lame joke:™™™™™™™™™™™™™.
    People will believe anything, which means I will believe anything…I want to start believing in things that have shapeliness and harmony.
    -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.





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