Sunday, September 26, 2010

Moving and Shaking

I've been doing a lot of moving and shaking since my trip to the US back in, ahem, July. It may take some time to dust the cobwebs off this site, but I'm ready to get rolling again. For starters I'm imbibing in this drink recipe schematic that was used as a demo print for Calcomp pen plotters in the late 70′s. The multitude of stipple and hatch patterns used to differentiate ingredients will cause engineers, designers, AutoCAD enthusiasts and dipsomaniacs everywhere to rejoice.

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Although the master copy suggested serving a Rusty Nail with scotch and Demerara rum—it should be Drambuie—and Tom Collins with vodka instead of gin, I still appreciate the gusto required to create such a quenching blueprint. Besides, here in Malaysia they've been known to mix margaritas with Hennessy, so we're a little lax with recipes anyhow. ¡Salud!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Welcome back!!

Lauren said...

Hi Court! I LOVE this so much...I foresee a few general contractors receiving this when they request details! :) The hatches, the notes in the titleblock, the legends... its all great. If only we had the original DWG, we could make the needed corrections. You always find the best stuff! Welcome back.

Dressing On The Side said...

"...rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated" --glad to see you back and we've all been checking in on the blog and hoping for a miracle :) let the good times roll.

Courtney said...

Thanks for the welcome, girls!

Lauren, J printed this out and it's currently serving as fridge art. I had found a link where someone recreated it, with correct recipes, but they also added color. I'll see if I can hunt it down...

Kelly said...

Welcome back! Everyone needs and deserves a break now and then - glad you took one. Even more glad you're back! We missed you.

Thomtiger said...

I would love a jpeg of the color one. If you get the link, please post - thanks!

Courtney said...

I found the link: http://engineers-drinks.blogspot.com/

Check it out for a color print and edited recipes. Super neat! xx