Sunday, May 30, 2004

An Old Love

While cleaning my apartment today, I suddenly found myself confronted with an old love. The scribbled notes, numbers long since faded, things I thought important and other bits of sentiment tucked away in a box. It was a shock, and immediately, all the memories of our time together came rushing back to me from the depths of my memory. I remembered the great times we'd shared, the inevitable troubles, how I'd moved on as my needs had changed and how I'd found love in another.

But it hadn't been the same.

New love never seems to be the same as that first love. Maybe it just doesn't work the same way, maybe it's a matter of chemistry, I can't say for sure. But today, I found myself longing for her. Without realizing the implications of what I doing, I had looked for her, found her, and gone out with her.

It was better than I remember. We're going out this coming weekend if all goes well.


Friday, May 28, 2004

Moving Up in the World

The other day, I found an e-mail from a new reader asking me if I wouldn't mind linking to his t-shirt design site. I know! I'm important enough to be solicited! Anyway, I was pretty surprised as it wasn't from one of the 8 people who I'm aware read my drivel.

The t-shirts are from Cafepress. They're not saucy like a shirt that says: "Blackletter is my Bitch" in pixelicious Blackletter type (that was Tricky Pup's idea from Zedesign's link) or like a wicked awesome Dalek shirt, but hey, not everyone is a type/Dalek geek.

Really interesting though is that my new reader is an accomplished copy-writer. With past employment with Ogilvy-Mather and clients like BMW, P&G, IBM, and Motorola (to name a few), I have to wonder: how did he find me?

And I amused that I might happen to be a weekly read for all sorts of people out there. Hmmmm...maybe I should cut back the number of Dalek posts.

OR GREATLY INCREASE IT.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

What? No books?

The studio I'm currently on contract shares space (we have maybe a tenth of the space, they have the rest) with a very prominent architectural and interior design firm. Prominent enough that the owners were featured in this month's Vanity Fair.


The bathroom is amazing. So much so that it warranted photographs. The light beige towel in the background is on a curved wall which hides the shower.



The sink seems to be a hand-pounded basin. There are still the marks of a hammer visible. It's one gorgeous, single piece of metal, smooth in places, bumpy and rough in others. It's an amazing piece.

Sadly, because the lens on my digital isn't wide enough, I can't show you the beautifully concealed shower, with its three separate nozzles. Almost makes me want to bike the two and a half hours it would take me to get there.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

A Quick Recap

Type Geeks!
My parents were particularly generous to me for my birthday, and bought me the House Industries book (that's a quick photo gallery). It has been an amazing read, in all its 6 colour, overdesigned splendour. Typophiles and designers check that out. You won't be sorry.

Big Hair and Film
I woke up to my hair looking like this, despite a haircut two weeks ago. The mock-badass pose, in case you're wondering, is to remind you that Skinny Monkey is almost complete. Working print 15 was cut up last night, in fact.

Oh, Did I Mention?
That I went to a rooftop variety night at a "loft" in downtown Toronto last night? And that Calculator and the Oral Presentation were on hand to rock out? Pictures here, folks.

Friday, May 21, 2004

HK+JP35mm


My friend Ian and I have been trading links to movie trailers on the Apple Japan website, since I sent him this, which was courtesy of Tricky Pup.

That looks pretty damn cool. However, Appleseed looks absolutely amazing.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Last One, Promise

Now that I have a job, I think I'm willing to drop $90 CAD on this.

It's the one that's been eluding me. Really. Seriously. Shut up.

Ok. Just previewed this post, and seeing the numbers nine and zero together like that made me think that I'm crazy.

Monday, May 17, 2004

Woot!

First day of work is this Thursday!

Yes, This Was Live

If you were around on Streetprint.org this morning, you may have noticed a change in my regular title:


Friday, May 14, 2004

Living a Lie

For the past few days, I have been known as Jose-Luis Sancho Goviez.


Don't worry, folks. The product of laziness was shaved off this morning.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Open Invite

The first of many parties to be had in TO. Hope to see you there, kids. ;)


Tuesday, May 11, 2004

My pangram attempt so far:

Pacified zebra relished a quandry just like moving the white ox. (53 characters)

Which was a significant improvement on:

Quandries just like these very much delighted the ox who rescued the pacified zebra. (70 characters)

Ideally, I'd like to create one about 30 characters like: Sphinx of black quartz judge my vow.

All of this has nothing to do with the P22 (one of my favourite foundries, and the people who rebuilt the typeface for the London Underground) Pangram Contest.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Sorry kids, Haloscan comments are down, for the new and improved Blogger comments. We'll see, right?

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Well, I'm old now. And had an excellent day of it no less, with phone calls, all-you-can-eat Indian buffet, Escape from Planet of the Apes, fantastic Thai food, a quick trip to the Upper Brass and drinks in the gaybourhood.

Aside from last night, managed to catch Jurassic 5 on Wednesday night. Amazing. Almost surreal, really. I've never seen a hip hop concert in a big city, right? I don't even really know how to explain it. The crowd pumping, grooving, waving, jiving. Energy. Madness. Music. Brilliance. And it the midst of it, I realized that I was in Toronto, that it was my home, and damn, it was going to be frigging amazing.

Thursday was the classic, chaotic rush of getting things absolutely perfect before my interview (which went very well, thank you). More on that once I've heard more.

Monday, May 03, 2004

Mega 64



Those crazy spies over at Sneakery are always a great read, and in the past have found some great stuff. Recently has been no exception with a post by one Slate Gray Spy about PacManhattan which has led to a discussion about taking video games into real life (look in the comments).

Mega 64 is dedicated to doing just that, and I laughed hysterically when I saw the video for Tetris. Go and watch it, and revel in the beauty of a realized simulacrum.

Getting into the Stock Game

Oh, by the way, I'm applying for stock representation with f-stop, so if you'd care to critique the selection of photographs that I'll be presenting as my application, I would really appreciate it.

Submission gallery (offline, sorry!)

It Has Begun

The update before the update. I've owned chrisgovias.com for some time now, since October I believe. It's suffered the terrible humiliation of having a bad temporary index page for too long, so I decided tonight to redesign it (very, very quickly I might add) and give it a... new temporary index page.

This one, however, is more than just a temporary index page. This is the temporary index page to end temporary index pages. Yes, that's right. I'm sitting down tomorrow with my sketchbook to work out some of the last details, and then it's time to launch properly. For real, yo.

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