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"Gardyloo"?
"Gardyloo" comes from a French term "garde l'eau", which means "be careful of the water". In English, it came to be "gardyloo", a term used by people as they threw their, um, chamber pot contents out through their windows into the open sewer in the street.

Kind of like yelling "Fore!", but with a more clear and present danger involved.

Back in my Principal days, "Gardyloo" was the name I used for my weekly memo, which I always spent too much time writing and designing -- some surprise, huh?

If you have too much free time, and care to look at the previous (i.e., first) "Gardyloo", click here.
Other Items at This Site
There's a home page, an "about me" page (with a link to my resume), a menu page for my computer generated work (ten linked pages there), and a menu page with my work in traditional media (three links there).

I hope I've cleaned up any typos or broken links, but if you find any, and are inclined to politely inform me of their existence, please email me. Be gentle with me.

I also plan to occasionally throw in some general thoughts reflecting what I may (or may not) think about design, and discuss some books, magazines, websites, etc., regarding design that I've found helpful or interesting. (Not this time, though. Well, Graphics.com is very useful.)

I haven't added as much as I would have liked recently, mostly due to (a) spending a bunch of time replacing the pump and attachments to my well system and (b) job hunting, which has called for much time preparing cover letters and resumes.

There are new items. There's page with a book design and magazine ad for the book. (It's a fictitious fiction book.) "An All-Star Salute to Louis Armstrong" concert promo has been added. I've added a page with some photos that I've adjusted with PhotoShop. I've also added another logo at the bottom of the logos page. The license plate design page now tells the results of that contest. (Spoiler Warning: I didn't win.)
Saturday, August 26, 2006