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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1992 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you squinted your eyes, Magoo Boyer looked to be wearing a paisley dress shirt. Upon closer inspection, it was no shirt. It was Boyer's skin, virtually every inch of it tattooed with dragons, flowers and scary faces. Even closer inspection revealed one of the faces to be a snarling dog. This was not a tattoo, however, but Boyer's Chihuahua, Gypsy, who was tucked into the left inside pocket of his leather vest. Still closer inspection revealed a tattoo inside Gypsy's left ear.
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BUSINESS
September 8, 1992 | DANIEL AKST
The young people with whom David Lance Goines associated back in the Free Speech Movement days here might have been astonished at his cheery description of himself nearly 30 years later as "the handmaiden of industry." It's an old-fashioned notion, redolent of Elihu Vedder and one of his creepy allegorical paintings, maybe with a diaphanously clad maiden named Science instructing a muscled youth, a guy by the name of Industry.
NEWS
August 12, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Kathy Lewis stamps a letter, she really stamps it. Along with the 29-cent variety, she takes rubber stamps to her mail, and not just a cute little ink blot here and there. By the time she's done, the whole envelope is a fanciful artwork, and the poor letter carrier is lucky to find the address.
NEWS
July 31, 1992 | ROSE APODACA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Dave Patri and his buddies from the graphic arts department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo started Split to showcase their art on T-shirts, they sold the goods out of a cardboard box at a sandwich hangout. Since moving Split to Huntington Beach five years ago, Patri and company have been using the boxes to ship their fresh, funky garb. The group of college buddies behind Split has shifted over the years, but original members Scott Van Derripe, 27, and Patri, 26, have remained.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1992 | ROSE APODACA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Working as a part of Southern California's surf culture means doing business unconventionally. The pin-striped suit is eschewed, and you don't often "do lunch" to cut a deal. And when Thom McElroy schedules a board meeting, he looks to the ocean for a sign. The Costa Mesa graphic artist certainly does not look for some New Age-inspired omen from nature to conduct business. But if the waves are good, McElroy and his clients bring along a primary tool of their trade: surfboards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992 | AARON CURTISS
A Calabasas-based graphics company has been chosen to design the year-old city's first logo--a simple symbol but apparently not a simple process. "It's a lot more complicated than people think," said Laurie Brecheen Ballard, co-owner of the Ballard Co., which has also produced logos for the Burbank Airport, Blue Cross of California and Los Angeles International Airport. Ballard said the process will take several months.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1991 | SHEILA BENSON, TIMES CRITIC AT LARGE
To take the idea of what constitutes a book and mess around with it until sometimes it doesn't even contain words is, in some eyes, sacrilege. To others, and to artists especially, it's fair game, a marvelous stretching of the limits of expectation. One hundred examples of what has happened when artists turned their hands to books fill the airy space at the Armory Center for the Arts, something of a pleasant discovery itself in Pasadena's Old Town.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like all amateur photographers, Hollywood real estate broker Arnold Carlson wants his pictures clear and sharp. But Carlson has an additional need for detail: He paints still lifes from those photos. "I take 20 to 30 rolls a year, more lately since I got my new camera," Carlson says. "I need to get really good close-ups of things." He asked a friend who is a professional photographer to recommend a good one-hour photo processing shop where he could get high-quality prints.
NEWS
May 15, 1991 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia before 1917 was a thriving capitalist marketplace, a bourgeois society where exotic meals, lavish theater and the latest Western fashions were pursued as eagerly as Gorbachev's ouster is today. It was a world where emerging artist Kazimir Malevich pooled his talent with poet Vladimir Mayakovsky to design cartoon-like prints that chronicled World War I for the uneducated masses.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1991 | JANE APPLEGATE
Even the tiniest business needs an identity, but many small-business owners are shocked at the price of original artwork created by a graphic designer. Don't despair. Today's personal computer technology has created a growing desktop publishing industry eager to serve cost-conscious entrepreneurs. Whether your job requires creating a daily restaurant menu, updating price lists or submitting ads to a newspaper, desktop publishers can save you time and money.
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