Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Watts Towers Field Trip!

So amazing! One thing I didn't know that I learned on the tour is that they were created to look like a ship... the ship that Simon Rodia took from Italy when emigrating to the US. In person, you can definitely see the similarity, the outer walls are shaped like a ship and the towers form the masts and rigging all in a row in the center. It took him 33 years. I can't believe I'd never seen it in person before, considering it's only about a half hour away from me!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Finally updated my website!

I barely ever get a chance to do update my main site, so here are a couple of the new additions :) Some websites, some logos, and some newspaper stuff.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Almost A Century

My late step-grandpa wrote this book, Almost A Century, and I had the opportunity and the joy of being able to design the cover for it. The book is his personal account of the changes that occurred in America in his lifetime. Here is the back cover description:
"In this book William Massuros recounts the march of history over a lifetime, making observations on what changes and what stays the same. He describes what life in America was like in his early years, and in each of the subsequent decades, and discusses the major events of his lifetime. He documents the changes in American life over most of the last century and how those changes have affected our values as Americans and our place in the world."
It was only published a few days ago so I still don't have my own copy, but I'm looking forward to getting one and reading it soon! It's available on Amazon, which is really exciting for me! Here's a link to the book on Amazon: