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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.

3042.A: The same illustration. And it's crazy.By now, the Daily Kos should need no introduction to anyone liberal (or anyone who finds us suspicious). One of the kings-of-the-liberal-blogosphere, it's been go

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3041.At least a couple of you (may the Deity-as-appropriate bless) have mentioned they'd not find email updates to this blog amiss.I'm flattered that people read this chronicle at all, actually, and finding out when I publish, as I'm still irregularly updating,

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3040.Nineteen Eighty-Four is one of my favorite novels. It is a book I've read again and again; Its atmosphere nonpareil; the world of Airstrip One, despite mostly being descriptive writing and very little dialogue, is incredibly real as told by Orwell.

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3039.Milton Glaser is responsible for a a lot of graphic awesomeness o

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3038.One of our favorite places on this or any other world, I've Been Framed, also sells art books, did you know?This picture, nicked from IBF's Facebook stream, shows a little less t

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3037.For writing at work: old, battered Cross Classic Century, probably from before the time they started using the word "Classic" up from to market it. Penatia makes refills f

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3036.In Oregon City, an elevator is something other than else.The history of the elevator goes way, way back, and the legend goes something like this: as the city developed, this legend goes, the early OCans made do with the trails that the original inhabitants

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3035.Returning once again to that little hidden gem, downtown Oregon City, I found two fun and kind of funny logos on a business there.The Verdict is a restaurant and lounge located on 8th Street between Main St a

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3034.The perambulations of yesterday, as I may have intimated (and if I didn't, I'm doing so here), included a rather extensive leg up and down Main Street in downtown Oregon City.The lower levels, as they called 'em back in the day.Downtown Oregon C

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3033.Oregon City, as an incorporated town, is, for the European culture of the American west, a very old thing. Goes all the way back to 1845 as a municipal corpration, 14 years before the USA constructed what we call a "State" on the site. Lord only knows what it is we're

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3032.Sunrise in Outer East Portlandia.

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3031.The USPS, one of the few places you can learn something about popular history without an agenda, has just released a pretty cool stamp.It's pretty cool, are, for more than one reason:The artist created the selvage and stamp art with acr

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3029.Sherman, set the wayback machine to about sixteen months ago. We at OryCon 34, not at all ready for the apocalypse that wasn't, and me and The Wife™are getting ready to attend the annual Who's Line Is It Anyway performance, and I have

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3028.It's true! Like many photographers, I have a favorite model, and occasionally I nudge a bit in Photoshop.Well, it's Mount Hood again. I don't know whether the same ethical rules apply, but I find my favorite model voluptuous.Today I went

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3028.So, this is where I find myself, coming home after pulling some overtime, and I treat myself to going home via East 122nd Avenue … the 122nd Way in Out 122nd Way.I adore 122nd. I don't know, nor do I really care, who thinks that a bustling 4

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3027.A few pictures in the last missive needed some additional, can you believe it, preprocessing before I could load them into Photoshop, something that took me by surprise.It's the magic of competing formats. You have a lot of formats out there, not all are

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3026.After the Icestorm'o'pocalyse of 2013-14, and a similar, but less intense rain and wind storm'o'podalypse thereafter, we return to something of a regular-life'o'pocalypse.See? Pocalpyses all over!!! They say they had a bit of Ragnarock-n-roll over th

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3025.The Mighty MultCoLib wasn't open over the weekend (smart move, but dang!) but we did go by the Mighty Midland to return some booksYou don't see trees like this in Oregon very often

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3024.Well, we out there in Greater Russellville are in for it; the freezing rain has come, and it has glazed the windows of Home Base.We think it would be wise to remember one very important bit of cold-weather wisdom …

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3023.A more panoramic view than the one in this post, but, judging by the way I've managed to obscure Big Pink, it was taken from a slightly (or maybe vastly) different POV on the Pittock Ma

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3022.… are on display, fanned out in this picture:

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3021.Let's go to the window.

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3020.Tomorrow at this time we expect to be engulfed by snow drifts measuring as much as three or four inches. Some say it's global warming, others say that it's the opening salvo softening us up for the kaiju invasion from the Fukushima event. E

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3019.If it's Saturday and I'm in a handwriting class and there are adults there, this must be Portland.That's what I couldn't help thinking while waiting for the workshop to start, and various variation thereunto.This las

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3018.At the time of this writing, along the back wall of Midland Regional Library, on SE 122nd Avenue at Morrison Street, is a series of pictures. They're large format, and hard to miss.

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3017.There is a big painting on the right as you enter the Midland Regional Branch of the mighty MultCoLib. It looks like this (as taken from the complete other end of the building because art, don't argue with me)

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3016.There is a stretch of NE Killingsworth Street I use daily, near I-205.It gives fine views and usual memorable sunrises. Thus.

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3015.It's gone round the world and come right back into your face, though not in an embarrassing way.Blighty has its own chorus howling about how tolerating Teh Gay has 'removed God's protection' from England's Mountains Green. It would see

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3014.The photographic impressions of just doing your errands on a night when the sun sets gold behind Mount Tabor:

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3013.TriMet has, this week, released the list of the finalists for the name they'll be sticking on the new landmark Portland-Milwaukie Transit Bridge. They are:Wy'EastDuniwayCascadia CrossingTillicum Cross

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