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May 28, 2011

Peter Cusick

And another Jay/Day welcome to Peter Cusick, who worked in the New York office for a year as an AAE on the National Car Rental business. "A very formative year for me! Bob Perkins ran the business, I believe Bill Butler lead the creative team. Put me on the list – I’d love to connect with alumni. In fact, I’m searching for a buddy of mine who worked at Chiat the same time I did, Mark Hill, an Aussie. Can’t find him anywhere! -- Pete Cusick"

[If anyone knows the whereabouts of Mark Hill, please the info to me (see my address in masthead) and I will pass it along to Peter. Steve Alburty]

Pat Garling

Welcome for alum Pat (Patricia) Garling worked for CD for 3.5 years, left Dec. 1989 to move to Los Angeles. She was a friend of Michael Smith, who was Creative Director in NY for several years.

Pat is an art director at Lionsgate Creative Services in Santa Monica.

The dynamic duo, plus a profile of Lee

A great photo of Lee and Jay, shot by Mary Ellen Mark in 1998. And here is a profile of Lee from AdAge.


(Click on the article about Lee to see a larger version. In fact, you can click again to make it even larger.)

Lee Clow Adage

My 60th Birthday Road Trip

Many people have asked me why the site has been so quiet lately.

I live in the Catskill Mountains now (near Woodstock) and the winters are fierce. Since March 11th was going to be my 60th birthday, I decided to mark the occasion by going on the road-trip to end all road trips. I drove over 12,000 miles. It took me three months. I even flew to Hawaii (another 3,600 miles round trip.)

It is not as exhausting as one would think, although I got sick of fast food. I had friends to visit in most of the places I stopped, so that made the trip go fast! Here's a map of where I went, and because the map graphics hide so much, here's a partial list of where I went:


Chichester, NY; Boise, ID; Portland, OR; Astoria, OR; Seattle, WA; the Kona Coast in Hawaii; Wialua Beack, Oahu; Seattle, WA; Qualicum Beach BC; Squamish, BC; Spokane, WA; Portland, OR; Modesto, CA; Palm Springs, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Bruce Canyon, UT; Canyonland and Arches, UT; Durango, CO; Littleton, CO; and then pretty much straight hom on I-90 to home.

I saw many Chiat/Day alums while on this trip, and if you browse through the archives going back to March, you will see many of their names.

Steve Alburty