One day in 1995, I received a call from someone claiming to be from the AIGA, wondering if I would accept the honor of speaking at a presentation which was about companies which are not necessarily design studios, but whose principal driving force was all about design. I first thought it was my brother fooling around.  Several weeks later, I joined Nicholas Graham from Joe Boxer and Bobby Wise and Lyndon Lambert from George, as a LOCAL HERO. I received a standing ovation. It was fun and uplifting. I had quite a fan club and I didn't even know it. Too busy working to grow the company! Below is the slide show and transcript. Special thanks to Frish Brandt and Jeffrey Fraenkel at the Fraenkel Gallery, for giving me access to their wonderful archive of slides, to fill in where my own collection was lacking.