Classics Scholar?

In Cecil wonders if Letraset was hiring classics scholars back in the olden days of the 60s. I don’t know about that, but I will share one little observation of mine about graphic designers.

Generally they seem to fall into two camps: the intentional graphic designers who went to school for it, etc.; and the failed-something-else graphic designers, like me. Among the failed something else types, I’ve noticed a preponderance of English and philosophy majors (though, of course, lots of fine arts types as well).

Seems like, given that, a classics scholar isn’t unlikely at all.

(By the way, when I say “failed-something-else,” I don’t mean to suggest ANYTHING about quality or talent, either as a graphic designer or as the something-else.)

Seems as though the only classics scholar I can think of who ever managed to succeed anywhere other than in academia (creating more classics scholars) is Henry Beard. Or, if you prefer, Henricus Barbicus.

Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni!

Does anyone else think this was a little too easy to merit a genuine response from Cecil himself? A search on “lorem ipsum” on turned up many explanations just like Cecil’s, including the very first link from the search.

Should I demand a refund?? :slight_smile:


Arijuna34, I came to this forum to ask the same thing. I checked Google myself, and the answer was easily found. I don’t mind that Cecil answered it, because he supplied more information. (The fact that the professor still hadn’t found a pre-Letraset example.) But, the questioner needs a web search lesson or two.