College Professor, Graphic Arts Consultant, Typographer, Photographer and Photojournalist
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A pressing engagement
Cal Poly’s GrC Technician Bob Pinkin sits atop the newly-installed Heidelberg CD74 press 1-5-07
Watch the time-lapse video of the installation of Cal Poly’s new
Heidelberg Speedmaster CD74 printing press.
The new press was provided to the Graphic Communication Department by
for use in Cal Poly's four-year degree program in Graphic Communication.
The press is now installed in the Graphic Communication Department at the University
This is the Charles B. Fisk pipe organ installed in the Performing Arts Center
on the Cal Poly campus. With 2,767 pipes, it is a breathtaking instrument
and a true work of art. To provide a sense of scale, I am standing next to the console of the organ.
Photo by Bert Forbes
Over 30 feet tall, the organ is now complete. It is being used for performances by the San Luis Obispo Symphony,
Festival Mozaic, and the San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble.
Cal Poly’s Music program also hosts concerts performed by various artists on the beautiful organ.
My time-lapse camera was standing in Row C, Seat 17 in the orchestra section.
It took one frame every 2 minutes and 18 seconds for the 45 days of assembly of the instrument.
The result is that one minute in the video represents about five days of work on the organ.
My book, The Official Adobe Print Publishing Guide is still available.
You can get a copy at CreativePro.com, Amazon.com, or Peachpit Press.
for information about our concerts, tours...
or to order the Ensemble's newest audio CD: In Concert
All of these pages were made, rather badly, with Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver software on Macintosh computers.
Updated on Saturday, March 31, 2012
*Portrait of Brian Lawler by Ashala Lawler