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By Samuel John Klein of Portland, Oregon - An Independent Graphic Designer living in a city that was built upon an ancient Unicorn burial ground.

3160.We have been following the news of the travail of a man called, by himself, 'possibly the most contentious human being in the world' with some interest.

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3159.Of all the interesting ways to challenge your creative brain to keep up, this is one of the most interesting and simple I've seen.Designed my Mark Thomasset, the Inspriation Pad at first seems like just another of the incredible range of paper notebooks we'

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3158.GRRM hasn't killed all 140 characters … he still uses Twittah …JK Rowling, Joss Whedon, and I walk into a bar... Everyone you've ever cared about dies.— George R.R. Martin (@GRRM)

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3157.Back last year I posted here about a most singularly delightful thing, Jerry's Map.To recap, the story goes kind of like this: One day, in 1963, d

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3156.Whether or not I waste time in the studio, she's watching me. Almost like she's keeping score.

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3155.I'm not quite sure where I got this gem, but it's going to be a valuable resource.The book is called The ABC of Lettering, and the author is J.I. Beiegeleisen. It was apparently first published in the 1940s, and this copy that I scored somehow was ap

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3154.… but just for a night. But one night is better than no nights, then, isn't it?I will admit to being a rather giddy fan of Jack. During the 80s, the 90s, and the double-aughts, as he defined political humor for The Oregonian, I became a fan. Imposs

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3153.On Monday, yesterday night, we saw the talk that Jack Ohman gave at the Oregon Historical Society. That wonderfulness will be for the next missive. Before we entered the building, of course, the surroundings on the Park Blocks, at SW Park Avenue and Madison Street, cau

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3152.Now, the idea of Portland and unicorns is something I definitely approve of, in as much as here, east of 82nd, the idea of Portlandia is certainly a thing – of which even we, out here, are alternatively entertained and sometimes appalled by.But somehow, i

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3151.As I've hinted, I'm now part of the most recent PDX master blog directory: PDXBloggers.com.

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3150.I was in slight danger for taking this picture. This is looking west down NE Sandy Blvd while in the crosswalk with the WALK signal favoring us. The nearest cars you see down the road there.We were in vague peril but not imminent danger. The Wife™ stood s

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3149.Yesterday, when we were busy taking poses of the KATU studios, we did, in fact see the sunset. I've been calling these Wildfire Sunsets and -Sunrises because the amber, gold, oranges, and reds I've seen in the sky really do seem unique and unu

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3148.A few days ago I'd visited the surrounds of KGW-TV, Channel 8, over on SW Jefferson St.

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3147.As posited in an earlier missive, the 36 Pit and Scroggins Creek Wildfires have, at a remove, given us amazing skies.

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3146.As it seems to happen in cases like this, Soccer City USA, RCTID and all, there's also some sort of Rose City connection.

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3145.(h/t Jeff Fisher at this tweet hyar) I, for one, didn't see this coming. I've always been charmed with the cleat-and-ball logo that was MLS's identity … but, apparentl

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3144.I have said it before, and I'll say it again; TV stations are temples to me.I'm sure it comes from too much Saturday morning TV and game shows and too much TV news when growing up. Once I saw pictures of Portland over the TV … well, it was game over for m

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3143.In Portland, we like our superheroes, true.But only one counts, really:

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3142.Over the past several days, something has come to the west side of the Cascades that not many of us would ever have thought to see: A wildfire.They're calling it the

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3141.This was actually pointed out to me more than a couple of weeks back, by Ben. And, by way of explanation, if not exculpation, whenever I tried to write about it, I found myself having to restat

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3140.I've said it before: edifices matter. Especially when you're a media company that has an electronic side (The Oregonian has forgotten this, and will be consigned to the netherworld of has-beens for it).

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3139.The early day's sun and clouds once again captured me on my commute home from making sure the world stays open for y'all's … so I returned it the favor and captured it back.

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3138.We have one of these once every day, I promise you … and I also promise you that, because this is Portland, Oregon, we do sunsets more beautifully than you.Shh! This is Portland, now! Just accept it!Seriously, though, the light had an a

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3137.A few weeks into the new graphics change over at 15th and SW Jefferson, and here are a couple of thoughts about that.Portland's KGW-TV is one of the senior members of the broadcasting world; that it should get by on only three let

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3136.You'll probably figure out the kind I mean.Walking in a local grocery story, I looked up and was confronted by this on the back of an endcap display:

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3135.The following shots are candidates for any good Portland calendar.

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3134.I may be a city mouse of long standing, but I started out as a country mouse. Silverton, to be precise. So maybe it stands to reason that I never become completely jaded of living in Portland, and have it best of both worlds, because even though I was born of a

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3133.He's part of Portland's landscape now … on a permanent, full-time basis.When Kirk Reeves passed from us, since two years ago as of November,

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3132.What you do after you've had a hot, tiring, but quintessentially-satisfying day on Hawthorne Boulevard is take your Scrabble set to the Burgerville on NE 82nd and Glisan and play.True story: at the corner of SE 41st and Hawthorne there is a curiosity shop t

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3131.Brother, can he paradigm!

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