Bear of a Course Requires Tiger’s Touch –Cagle

“There’s no way you can compare this,” he told the Union-Tribune. “Thinking about it, you get to play a round with the No. 1 golfer in the world. You can always buy a car.”

One thing’s certain. Abel will get plenty of mileage out of his Tiger Woods stories.

ABOUT FACE: Have you ever given much thought to the Helvetica font? Conceived in 1957 by a Swiss designer, the font has helped inspire 1,000 corporate logos and carry countless consumer products to the top of the marketplace.

Think you know your Helvetica? Think again. Start the new year off right by empowering your knowledge base.

Tune into your local PBS station on the evening of Tuesday, January 6, to the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens, hosted by Terrence Howard. The show will take an in-depth look at how Helvetica has impacted our visual communication and its possible globalization, and will also study the effects of technology on type and graphic design.

For all you graphic design aficionados out there, this is must-see TV.

WATCH YOUR FINGERS: Perhaps a PBS study of fonts doesn’t quite heighten the senses for you. Maybe you prefer something a little more hands-on, a bit grittier, something more old-school hardscrabble.

For that, you’ll need to hop on over to the Discovery Channel for Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. In a 2006 episode titled “Garbage Pit Technician,” Rowe visits the Garbage Pit then, later, a newspaper printing facility that produces, among other things, The Guardian.

For those unfamiliar with the show, the regular-Joe-guy Rowe bounces around each episode from job to job in search of the most dirty, slimy, greasy, filthy jobs in the world. Not surprisingly, many of the jobs deal with animal droppings and cleaning up situations that would gag a maggot.

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