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October 10, 2019
They say everyone has a voice in their head. Well, mine is named: Gordon Salchow.

It was Gordon who first told me to consider Graphic Design as a profession. He looked at a portfolio of hand lettering samples I presented to him while I was at his house babysitting Kelly and Raegen. He and Kathy had just returned from a Friday night tennis match at Clifton Meadows when my nieve high-school self asked Gordon for his opinion. It would be years later before I would begin to understand the weight and value of a Gordon critique. Those simple words: "You should consider Graphic Design" quite literally changed my life.

Gordon lived what he taught. I am thankful for his insistence that effective design is both a choice and a decision. What I love most about Gordon is that he remained true to himself. He never wavered, which was evidenced by anyone who spent time with him, attended his lectures, or took a field trip to the Clifton design mecca, otherwise referred to as The Salchow House.

Gordon had a smirk I adored. You can see it in the attached photo. He sat for me in 1991 for a project I had in my photography class. In typical Gordon fashion, he let me take three pictures, no more. The attached image is one of them, and it was printed in the darkroom at DAAP.

With love, respect, and my utmost gratitude, I send blessings and condolences to you: Kathy, Kelly, and Raegen.
October 10, 2019
Thank you Gordon for championing integrity in all that we do.
October 10, 2019
October 9, 2019

May His comfort and peace be upon Kathy, Kelly, Raegen, the Salchow family and friends.

I was a student in the KCAI Graphic Design Class of 1967 and recall with vivid memories, Professor Salchow's monolithic ideas, far-ranging influence and dynamism as an educator. His abilities to inspire curiosity, risk-taking, creativity, self discipline, excellence, introspection and intellectual integrity seemed to me to approach infinitude.

Gordon Salchow inspired me to envision the ultimate influence of Design far beyond the specific professional applications of the Graphic Design profession. For example, as an article on Christian Atonement states: The purpose of God in Christ's death was determined at the foundation of the world. The DESIGN (my emphasis) was not guesswork but according to a specific plan and purpose, which God is sovereignly bringing to pass. (Reformation Study Bible)

His Agape Love to all.
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