Steve Lovelace

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Meditations on Reunion Tower

Every great city needs a landmark, like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Space Needle or the Gateway Arch. All of these monuments evoke their host cities in any context. Here in...

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A Trip to the World Bank

It all started with the commencement ceremony in May 2000. The keynote speaker was James Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, an international agency that provides loans to developing countries. Our normally apathetic campus...

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No Place Like Home

When people ask me where I’m from, I never quite know what to say. I was born in St. Louis but I grew up in Illinois. I went to high school and college in...

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The Infamous Comic Sans

Comics Sans is the world’s most infamous fonts. Amongst graphic design geeks, the mere words “Comic Sans” are enough to bring out a sneer of disgust. It’s not the prettiest font, but there are...

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Ban the Back-Up Beeper!

A city is no place for piece and quiet. There are always noises to be heard. This is especially true in the daytime. Whenever I have a few days off from work, I’ve found...

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Famous Logos in Algerian Font

After finding a Tumblr that features famous logos done in Comic Sans, I decided to create some of my own logos done in hated fonts. Last week, I featured logos in Papyrus font; an...

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The Flea Market

We worked flea markets for a while. The whole family was involved. My mom made costume jewelry on a workbench in the basement. She took apart old watches and used the clockwork for broaches...

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Act III Failures

This article is about the ends of stories, so of course it contains major spoilers. Almost every narrative follows a three act pattern: beginning, middle and end. Act I sets up the premise and...

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Famous Logos in Papyrus Font

Recently I discovered a Tumblr that features famous logos done in the font Comic Sans. Comic Sans is infamous in the design community as one of the ugliest fonts around. It’s not just that...