In a move that moves me closer to going fully to DTS (Direct to Screen) I have started to clear out old art files. What a bad chore that would be so much easier if everything was digital only. If you have lots of space like we do (almost 30K s.f.) you tend to save crap and eventually crap must go.
I”m reusing most of the envelopes, recycling the paper, and sending the old films to a company that recovers silver. I’m saving a few things, but mostly being ruthless.
A few things learned:
- There was lots of ugly art 25 years ago.
- We have improved in communicating about artwork, note the colors we were given that were not pantone.
- Stickers fall off, better to write on things that you might keep.
- Hard jobs that caused you great anxiety and rush jobs that kept you worrying all night seem trivial later, so really they were always not worth getting your panties in a bunch about. Remain calm and do the best you can, in the long run it just isn’t worth raising your blood pressure.