Layout Artist

I was a layout artist for two alternative newspapers—The Great Speckled Bird of Atlanta in 1968 (see also Press Photographer), and the Toronto Tabloid in 1971 (for which I was art director—see Alternative Newspaper Co-Publisher).

In those days, art boards were used that were printed with grids in non-repro blue, and the text, set in long columns, was cut to fit, then adhered by rolling onto the back of the paper hot wax from an electric device. Photographs were laid out by similarly adhering special dark red (black-photographing) paper which—on the page negative—created clear "windows" for the separately halftoned photos to be dropped in.

In addition to layout, I also did graphic design—such as for many ads—for the newspapers also.

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