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Re: Photogravure was: Re: SPE and alt update


OK, Keith, sorry you did not understand the humor.

As for taking me seriously about print size, yes, please take my comments as cancer on your soul. I adore the beauty of small jewel prints, of any process, that one can hold and look at about ten or so inches from the eye.

Whether you think of me as dark or light King, I really loathe the current tendency for huge prints.

But the infatuation with huge prints is not recent. If you the research you will find that as far back as the 1890s folks were trying to pass off huge gum prints as more artistic than smaller prints other processes. Some folks really appear t buy into the notion that bigger is better.

I do not. Bigger is just bigger.


At 9:34 PM -0600 4/3/08, Keith Gerling wrote:
I think I have a pretty good sense of humor and can usually recognize
satire but your jest wasn't all that apparent.. Maybe because I print
big and was a contributor to this thread on how to print big maybe I
am overly-sensitive. Given the respect you enjoy on this list and your
past scolding of others that have strayed into dangerous territory -
well I could understand how people MIGHT JUST be inclined to take you
seriously.  After all, you are not the "Dark" King.  Perhaps your use
of the word "vomit" was intended to trigger a smile?

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Sandy King <sanking@clemson.edu> wrote:
 Yes, humor is in the eye of the beholder. That is why I always avoid
 reacting to comments by others unless I clearly understand them.

  Jon's rejoinder to my comments, which were in jest,  were insulting. If Jon
 did not understand the real meaning of the comment, better to keep his mouth
 shut, IMO. Perhaps his native language is not English, but that is no excuse
 for nasty insults.

  Sandy King

  At 6:41 PM -0700 4/3/08, Richard Knoppow wrote:

 > At 06:17 PM 4/3/2008, you wrote:
 > > Hi Mr. Jon,
 > >
 > > I see  your sense of humor is about 2 on a scale  of 0-100.
 > >
 > > Thanks for your comments.
 > >
 > >
 > > Sandy King
 > >
 > >
 >     Unfortunately humor, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
 Especially in print humor or wit is often lost even when people know each
 other well. Not only in print-- I've learned to be very careful of wit
 because it can so easily be misinterpreted or even be hurtful. For myself I
 would much rather be thought a bit dull than get those strange looks from
 those who don't understand or have been inadvertently hurt.
 > --
 > Richard Knoppow
 > Los Angeles, CA, USA
 > dickburk@ix.netcom.com