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Frank's going to Graph Expo, are you?

Published on July 22, 2011

Frank tells you why he endorses Graph Expo and why now more than ever it is important to make the trip to Chicago this September 11-14.

This is a sort of an endorsement.  All of you should go to www.GraphExpo.com.  It’s a great website, well organized.  What you should do then is plan to attend Graph Expo and you can even download the entire seminar program.  Great seminars from some of the best people in the industry telling you about the things you need to know.  

Now, you say, “ah, things aren’t going that well, I don’t need to make a trip to Chicago.”  You do need to make a trip to Chicago.  You need to see what’s going on, you need to talk to other people about what’s going on because it’s the only you’re going to be able to move into the future.  You’re going to have to see the technology that you’ll be using and see how it’s going to fit into your business and where your business is going to go.  

So in any case, please go to www.GraphExpo.com, September 11 to 14 in Chicago.  I’ve been to very Graph Expo that’s ever run and I have to tell you, I have always learned something from this show and from the seminar program.  So take in a seminar at the show, there’s lots going on, there are a number of co-located events; Margie Dane’s Printer Buyer Conference will be running at the same time.  It’s a phenomenal set of exhibitors with a lot of the new technology that’s being developed for the print industry.  So I endorse Graph Expo and hope to see you all there… because that’s my opinion.  

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Discussion

By Jim Hamilton on Jul 22, 2011

Frank, what's with the chiseled wall graphic and the new music! I liked the old Monty Python-ish tune. Does this signal some change in tone? Are you getting so serious that you won't be able to talk about "cold type" ice cubes anymore!

I can see why you might want a new theme, but the crumbling stone looks like a bad local news graphic and the music is too serious for you! Please reconsider!!!

 

By Frank Romano on Jul 22, 2011

This is the first I saw it. At my age, any crumbling metaphor may be apt. I would prefer jazzier music because it wakes viewers up.

Frank

 

By Jim Hamilton on Jul 22, 2011

Frank, what's with the chiseled wall graphic and the new music! I liked the old Monty Python-ish tune. Does this signal some change in tone? Are you getting so serious that you won't be able to talk about "cold type" ice cubes anymore!

I can see why you might want a new theme, but the crumbling stone looks like a bad local news graphic and the music is too serious for you! Please reconsider!!!

 

By Pete Rivard on Jul 22, 2011

I agree that the tone set by your opening animation is a tad on the apocalyptic side. It reminds one of the sandstorm sequence in the Brendan Fraser version of the Mummy.

But I do support a different and updated style. So I say, keep experimenting!

 

By Michael Jahn on Jul 22, 2011

Messing with a brands look and feel is always a touchy thing, and while I like the familiar monty python music, not sure that resonates with the folks under 40.

Nothing Frank does or says has ever been predictable - or boring.

I give it a thumbs up, even if this is a 'one off' as it is a promotion for an event.

 

By Maria Sterndorff on Jul 25, 2011

Well, I am under 40, and actually 30, at least for at few more weeks, and the Monty Python musics resonates a whole lot better with me than the chiseled stone.

I'm not saying that renewing is not a good thing, but I think, graphically, we went back to the stone age here.

I am with Jim on the reconsidering, and with Pete on the experimenting.


 

By Paul White on Jul 25, 2011

I have always considered that Frank's comments were "Chiseled in Stone". This is a great graphic, and a wonderful metaphor for someone who has worked in hot metal and hand-set type up through electronic type. Frank, maybe you should also experiment with the "Typewriter" song for your background music next time. I may have it on an old 78 somewhere in my collection!

 

By Erik Nikkanen on Jul 25, 2011

It is a little sad to see that the animation is more important than the message. Easily distracted group I guess. :-)

 

By Michael Jahn on Jul 25, 2011

@ Erik Nikkanen - yes, what was that topic ? Consuming wood as food fillers ? Typeface ice cube trays ? Complaining about Canon press events ? I think it was about if we are going to attend some event it Chicago.

I don't care if he changes to bumper music and intro every week, as longs as he keeps making videos. I wish Dov from Adobe would get back to sending in funny print related Comics. Maybe Gordon Pritchard can send in a few that he posts at;

http://printplanet.com/forums/re-print/

 

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