Dear Graphic Designers

As you may have noticed, I am in desparate need of a new header graphic. The current one is legacy from my old design. I haven’t had time to make a new one and wouldn’t be able to make a good one even if I did have the time. What I am tyring to go for is some kind of art deco/coffee theme. Imagine you are in post WWII New York enjoying a porcelian cup of coffee with a view of the Chrystler building, just after sunrise. (Whether male or female you are, of course, wearing some sort of sweet hat to complement your outfit.) Whatever that inspires in you is probably what I am looking for. So, if you have the inclination or the creative spark, please send me something fun. I would be happy to put your work up on the site and give you full props.

Otherwise, let us take a moment to be nostalgic for a time when everyone wore hats. (I know most of us were not alive then, so technically we can not be nostalgic for it, but just stay with me here.) There was a time when everyone wore smart suits (for the dapper man) and fashionable outfits (for the dashing woman) for everyday outfits. It was unthinkable to go outside of your house in a wife-beater (which was just being named at this time we are currently being nostaligic for, thanks to Marlon Brando in “Streetcar”), while featuring your underwear selection to the world because of ill-fitting pants. A man chose not just to wear a hat, but chose a particular fedora to match the suit he dawned. My wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen, often wonders if it is just human nature to be more cordial to one another the more dressed up we are. I have certainly never had road rage or a verbal altercation while wearing a suit.

Right! So send those images, Chums!

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