Recently I happened upon a web reference to The Coolest Retard, a music fanzine produced and published in Chicago, in the early 1980s. Out of curiosity I spent the next hour or so googling for more about the magazine and the publisher.
There are quite a few collectors out there with fond memories of the heyday of the Retard. I definitely remember some issues, and even managed to find some recognizable cover photos.
Apparently it was destined to happen. This morning (or sometime since yesterday's daylight) we lost Nabu, our favorite Koi in the Buddha Pond. We have no way of knowing for sure, so I say "he" and my wife says "she," but he was known to be a jumper and now he's made his final big jump.
Here's a video logo I created last night as I watched the Oscars. The idea was simple, but I wasn't sure about the execution at the outset. They already use the basic red letter logo on black, but they have a very macabre sense of humor, so I decided to see if I could just "bleed" the logo. I think it came out pretty decent.
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