Anniversary Poster

Voice Card  -  Volume 29  -  John Card Number 1  -  Wed, Sep 22, 1993 3:14 AM

By now you should have all received your spectacular Archipelago Five Year Anniversary Poster, suitable for framing, a feeble shadow of which is shown at left.

This poster of no apparent redeeming value was a major gas to assemble. The first challenge was to locate photographs of each current member. In some cases all I had was a blurry Polaroid or poorly lit crowd shot.

During my last week at the lab, I stayed after hours and used a color scanner to digitize the photos; the rest was done with PhotoShop on my nifty new Centris. I had to resize each picture, paste faces in place, adjust the lighting, and apply various artsy filters. A special version done on a dye sublimation printer now hangs proudly on my wall.

I hope you all like it as much as I do. For the first time in Archipelago history everyone knows what everyone else looks like. I, for one, think we look MAHVELOUS!