I am an unashamed addict.
My drug of choice? Glossy print. (Newsprint is just fine with me too, and a regular part of my day, but it doesn't deliver the same high, I have to admit.) I've got it so bad that I can remember favorite stories and layouts that were published years before. In this case, when we first started collaborating with Brett Zamore on some inner-loop real estate development projects, (a partnership that led indirectly to the creation of Hometta), it wasn't long before I realized he was the designer behind one of my all-time favorite Paper City layouts: the one in which Zamore, as part of his master's thesis for Rice University School of Architecture, remodeled the Fifth Ward shotgun house of acclaimed Houston artist Bert Long, Jr.
So since we're featuring more of Zamore's early work today as part of the Eastwood Civic Association Historic Home Tour, I thought I'd favor you with some images from that long-ago layout that made me smile: