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Friday, July 25, 2008

Despite The Bad Reviews

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Me at the X-Files Convention at Jacob Javits Center, 1998

So. The reviews are in, and other than Roger Ebert's, they are pretty rotten. My devastation is mounting, but I still plan on seeing the film this weekend. I have been asked how it is possible that I haven't seen it yet, and it is only because I am now nearly 47 years old and if I went to a midnight show, I would STILL be in bed. And frankly, I had to come to work today.

I have been told by several good sources to stay until after the credits for some juice, and I shall. I also believe that as a "fervent loyalist," I will still enjoy the journey back into the dark and sexy world of S & M. But for all my readers, I offer you a bit of corn on this blustery Friday afternoon: a photo of moi in 1998 at the X-Files Convention at Jacob Javits Center. Yes, that is Mulder's office, but no, I wasn't really in it--I posed on a blue screen and was photo-montaged in. This was roundabout the same time I collected every magazine with S & M on the cover (I later sold the entire collection on eBay for $63) and ordered pre-released videos of the back seasons from a bootlegger in Israel. Go figure.

Happy Weekend, all.


Blogger The Book Designer said...

that's classic. Very very cheesy.

On a side note, I like your impassioned paintings... They would make great series of book covers.

7/25/2008 09:02:00 PM  
Blogger Shalimar said...

Oh my pants! This is farkin amazing! HA. Lucky. This is about the time where my obsession began.

7/25/2008 09:57:00 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

dang. that doesn't even look like you!

i can understand doing all of that for 90210, but not x-files. i think i'm the old kid in the country who didn't like that show. is that a deal breaker?

7/26/2008 07:13:00 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

"old" actually equals, "only," in case you were wondering.

7/26/2008 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Tanner said...

The pencils stuck in the ceiling are a nice detail. :)

7/28/2008 01:59:00 PM  

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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