Tom Zotos Presents Frank Romano with Lifetime Achievement Artwork
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Press release from the issuing company
Celebrating His Many Heralded Accomplishments
HALIFAX, Massachusetts – On November 8th, at the studio of acclaimed artist/publisher Tom Zotos in Halifax, Massachusetts, Tom surprised a visiting Frank Romano with an original art piece that uniquely highlights his many global accomplishments, in terms of both industry leadership, innovation and educational activities. The poster-sized artwork depicts printing's earliest innovation, the printing press of Johannes Gutenberg, along with all of the industry's most impactful tools (from letterpress and the Pocket Pal, to desktop publishing),accurately associated with Romano over his 54-year career. The artwork features Frank's image in the lower left quarter which symbolizes his early work in photography, all the way to today's CYMK color. The artwork was conceived and designed by Tom Zotos and reproduced digitally by COO Kevin Ruttan of Kirkwood.
Frank Romano's Impact
"Few icons are as visible, cherished, and valuable to their industries as Frank Romano is to the printing community. Not only is his wealth of knowledge and understanding unmatched, but his willingness to teach and promote print technologies and applications has been appreciated by generations around the world," notes Zotos. "But the true joy of Frank Romano is in meeting him. Not only does he revel in the telling of his many insightful experiences, he does so with such a humorous and detailed approach that you instantly become captivated by the significance of the history that he has helped create. To have met Frank through Scodix, a groundbreaking print technology that we both enthusiastically endorse, has truly been a highlight of my career."
A Meeting of the Minds
"Our meeting was meant to be a sharing of how I've rejuvenated my passion for printing through my work with Scodix and their new print enhancement technologies," notes Romano. "As fellow Bostonians and art lovers, Tom and I learned that we share a fascination with this new science, enabling users to develop crisper and more high-definition messaging imagery that gets us even closer to lifelike, while remaining in a 2-D realm. Scodix's tools enable us to break away from typical print limitations and offer our audiences a 3-D feel that touches our senses beyond sight. It gives my craft of collectible art, as well as those in packaging, POP, and promotional signage, a look and feel that recaptures our imaginations and broadens our creative horizons."
About Frank Romano
Frank Romano's career has spanned over 50 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him as the editor of the International Paper Pocket Pal, or have read one of the thousands of articles he has written. He is the author of 53 books, including the 10,000-term Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications (with Richard Romano), the standard reference in the field. He lectures extensively and was the principal researcher on the landmark EDSF study, Printing in the Age of the Web and Beyond. He has been quoted in many newspapers and publications, as well as on TV and radio. He has earned the distinguished title of Professor Emeritus in the School of Print Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology for his many years of working with undergraduate and graduate graphic communications students. When he's not promoting or teaching printing worldwide, he's defending it in court cases across America as an expert witness. Frank is also a movie star, appearing in a made-for-TV movie that will be released in 2013 on the History Channel. He also serves as president of the Museum of Printing in North Andover, Massachusetts.
About Tom Zotos
Artist/Publisher Tom Zotos is a pioneer of the Interpretive Licensed Art movement and over the past four decades, has successfully partnered with movie and TV studios, comic book companies and the music industry. Most recently, Tom collaborated with 3 global business giants - Hard Rock International, Fender Musical Instruments and the Jimi Hendrix Estate for a Social Innovation initiative that has generated millions, to the benefit of their respective foundations. To learn more about Tom and his trend-setting creations, please visit http://tomzotos.net/.
Scodix Ltd. is the leading provider of digital print enhancements for the graphic arts industry, offering the breakthrough Scodix SENSE experience and the Scodix Rainbow Station in the Americas, Europe, Middle-East, Asia and Africa. The company's aim is to lead print enhancement into the digital age and to be known for its passion and commitment to providing what our customers need the most – true brand differentiation for today's highly competitive printing environment. For more information please visit www.scodix.com
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