So the other night I had a pretty good dream. It started out on a small boat and we were heading up river (we meaning me and a bunch of faceless people). Anyway we head up river and get to a tunnel or bridge that we go under (very Willy Wonka). On the other side is where the boat docks and as I disembarked I find myself wondering the streets of New York City, but not the New York of today it was New York 1950s style.
Continuing, somehow I ended up meeting a classy lady (think Catherine Hepburn and her men shirts and pants). Here’s where the dream turns good—as I start talking to this woman I discover that she’s actually a Graphic Designer and she takes me to her design studio in this great warehouse loft space. The studio was a small operation on the brink of ruin, but after a brief interview and the stunning views from the studio I decide to stay and help their business boon. So armed with a MacBook Air I somehow had tucked away in my bag and using Helvetica I become/ became a design legend with my namesake making it into Meggs’ History of Graphic Design.
It’s pretty obvious what the influences of the dream were. Going to the Apple store over the weekend, watching Rambo go up river in Rambo 4, reading Meggs book, and using Helvetica excessively…. Anyway, it was a fun dream and worth sharing for anyone who loves graphic design or strange dreams that involve Catherine Hepburn look a likes.