This is the weekend edition of TheMarioBlog and will be updated as needed. The next blog post is Monday, June 1 where I will be reporting from the WAN IFRA Congress in Washington D.C.
Roger Black: Collecting the visual memories of a 40-year career
I can only imagine the stories popping out of all those boxes waiting to be unpacked as Roger goes into the attic (or basement) of an illustrious and well documented career that has seen him work with The New York Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, among other titles.
"Here is a relic, Mario," Roger said as he pointed to a slide carrousel full of slides.
Along the way, sketches for Newsweek, or The Hollywood Reporter. Also an exciting prototype for a Spanish language paper, Rumbo, which published for two years.
As we flipped through the various projects and sketches all I could think about was: These are still good, timely, even fresh, including those of the 1980s and 90s.
The memoir is in the makings, but the spirited Roger is already telling us that it will have plenty about design, but also the personal, and, he adds: "All those stories that you and I have shared along the way through all of our global journeys."
I can't wait to see the Roger Black memoir, titled Laying It Out.
Today, as he invited me into his small Poynter office, I felt the excitement that will come when he gets down to showing us the Roger Black way of doing things.
While on the subject of Roger Black, he will be participating in Typographics, "a conference for people who use type." That means, all of us and most of you, by the way.
The conference is in New York City, June 8-18.
For more information: