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Peter Exley

Architect, Architecture Is Fun in Chicago

Collecting Autographs

PRESENTED ON JUN 26, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ AIA 2014 CONVENTION

Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions.  Of course, kids today are on to cooler things.  As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities.  In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings.  He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.

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Swamp Thing: Collecting for a World Record

BY JOHN E BOYLAN
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John Boylan is an illustrator and graphic designer at Fresh Produce. He is a lifelong comic book enthusiast and has been a collector for most of his life. John finds great pleasure in researching, hunting and cataloging his findings. His collection and catalog of all things Swamp Thing is recognized as a valuable reference tool. Over the past year, Swamp Thing fans from around the world have reached out to John regarding his online catalog at RootsOfTheSwampThing.com

 

Boylan’s entire collection of over 800 items—books, memorabilia, toys, and more—will be on display from 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Sioux Falls Design Center in Downtown Sioux Falls. The collection will be authenticated by legendary comic book artist and creator Phil Hester (Marvel, DC, and more), local purveyor of all things collectible John Nordstrom (Rainbow Sports Cards and Comics) and Sioux Falls business owner and comic enthusiast Andy Howes (Howes Oil, Local Zip). Boylan promises the event will be “a celebration of fandom, fanaticism, and all things Swampy.”

 http://rootsoftheswampthing.com/

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Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.