Tribute to Redmond

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Tribute to Redmond

Hi all in this hobby, I wanted to start this group for us gamers who still today play and enjoy wonderful games with Redmond's graphical designs. Please comment on your favorites and add stories about events that took place a long time ago at SPI.

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Started by Lewis Goldberg. Last reply by Lewis Goldberg Dec 15, 2012.

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Comment by Rob Johnson on June 12, 2012 at 7:25pm

Redmond was a bit of a demigod to our little Gang of Science Fiction wargamers back in the mid-late 70's, in the Glory Days of StarForce and BattleFleet Mars. Even now I tend to think of him as St. Simonsen.

Comment by John Kranz on June 29, 2010 at 9:53pm
Thanks for sharing your story, Kevin. Yes, it's amazing what Redmond did for the hobby given the tools of the day.
Comment by Russ Gifford on June 24, 2009 at 3:16pm
Kevin -

Thanks for the comments. Thosee must be great memories!
Comment by Kevin Melahn on June 24, 2009 at 2:28pm
Just found this group. What a great idea! I got my start in graphic design in 1972 working for Redmond Simonsen at SPI. I was attending Parsons School of Design, and needed a part time job. Being a wargamer as well, I "manned-up" and dropped in unannounced for an interview at SPI. I was lucky enough to be given a tryout, and was offered a part time job. I got to work on the games, as well as the magazines. This was old school 'paste up', and I learned alot from Redmond Simonsen about design, as well as print production. I left my part-time employment when I neared graduation in '74. I have lots of fond memories of working at SPI.
 

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