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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Dad's Ties Week, Day 3: Random House

Dad calls this Pierre Cardin tie his "Random House" tie, because of the resemblance of its repeating buildings (woven, not printed) to the Random House logo:

(This is a modernization of the original logo, designed by artist Rockwell Kent in 1927.) We had near-constant exposure to that logo, as it graced the cover of the massive dictionary that was the standard reference book in our house. Later on, I lived for a couple years within view of the gargantuan Random House distribution center on Bennett Cerf Drive in Westminster, Maryland.

A few years ago my parents were off on one of their world trips, and I got the notion to wear this tie to work one day. So I looked through Dad's tie rack for quite some time (believe it or not, he has a lot of ties), but I couldn't find it. It turned out that it was the one tie Dad took with him on the trip! Great minds think alike.


Anonymous said...

Second time I've tried to leave a comment this week about your dad's ties. The first one got lost in cyberspace, I guess.

GREAT. I am enjoying the ties and the feelings, the chance to "meet" your dad through his ties.

BTW, I have moved the link to your blog to its own box, mainly so it is easier for me to find and click on every day.

Mike of Knot a Blog

Burl Veneer said...

Hi Mike, thanks for stopping by! Dad is enjoying it too, and it's a great catalyst for family reminiscences. I did notice the place of honor you gave me on your blog (it's one of my daily reads), I am "well chuffed" as they say in England.

Best wishes, and keep'em coming!


P.S.: Your previous post has now appeared; after this one, but at least it's accounted for now.

Burl Veneer said...

P.P.S.: We both got a mention on this myspace page!