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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Graphic design is experiencing a renaissance. More than ever, we rely on its ability to express and contain ideas and messages that are encapsulated in branding of cities, corporations, and other socio-economical entities. Letterheads, billheads, logos and so on are the constituting parts of a fast communication by a specific brand. Whether one sends or receives a message, there's a demand for streamlined clarity, an economy of means.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][qodef_separator position="center" color="#525357" width="100%" thickness="10px" top_margin="20px" bottom_margin="20px"][vc_column_text]  let·ter·head /ˈledərˌhed/ noun a printed heading on stationery stating a person's or organization's name and address. - a sheet of paper with a printed heading stating a person's or...

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Women Running From Houses: The Gothic Romance Paperback

The Gothic horror tradition can be traced back to any number of sources. Mathew Lewis’ Monk is probably the best starting point: it has every Gothic convention you can imagine: darkened tombs, black misty forests, haunted hallways, satanic clergy.  It would make one helluva movie, but it’s so nonlinear that I honestly don’t see how you could translate it to a screenplay. [vc_empty_space height="10px"] It was Ann Radcliff’s The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) that really serves as the impetus for the “women running from houses” genre. What exactly is the “women running from houses” genre?  I’m glad you asked.  It refers to Gothic romance...

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George Watt Fenneman

George Watt Fenneman (November 10, 1919 – May 29, 1997) was an American radio and television announcer. Fenneman was born in Peking (now Beijing), China, the only child of American parents in the import-export business. He was nine months old when his parents moved to San Francisco, California, where he grew up. In 1942 he graduated from San Francisco State College with a degree in speech and drama, and took a job as an announcer with a local radio station. During the Second World War he worked as a broadcast correspondent for the U.S. Office of War Information. In 1946 he...

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