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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Artist's Rep Loses All in NYC Crane Collapse

Video of Richard Solomon talking about the losses.

I heard about this crane collapse on the news last week, but I just heard that Richard Solomon's office was destroyed. He represents many fine illustrators. He explains in the youtube video that a lot of artwork was destroyed in the accident. Scary. Luckily, he and his staff were not there at the time of the collapse. This emphasizes the need to have off-site backups of your work.

I've been wanting to plug my favorite font site: My Fonts. They have this cool feature called What the Font? You can scan a piece of type and save it as a jpeg and upload it to their site and it will figure out what font it is for you. I love this, since I lack the patience to discern the subtle differences between some fonts. To me, it's like trying to identify the different species of Empidonax flycatchers. Too much work.

2 comments:

Linda said...

I didn't know this about Richard Solomon's office. This is terrible. But so wonderful no one was there when it happened.

Dorothy Reinhardt said...

I was shocked when I read about it. They lost a lot of original art by the various illustrators he reps, as well as transparencies, etc. What a loss!