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Christine M. Scott

Christine has been a professional graphic designer, website developer & brand consultant for over 20 years. She is an ardent book designer, intent on creating works that support the vision of the author, create a pleasing yet unobtrusive experience for the reader, and both refer to and expand upon the methods of the art of bookmaking.

Christine is a freelancer, operating under the name Clever Crow Consulting and Design. She is also the webmaster of albedo1.com, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

Christine is also a visual artist and uses found objects, collage, and assemblage to craft a world-within-a-world that communicates a playfully unnerving take on the contradictions, absurdity, and strangeness of postmodern American life.

She is co-publisher and creative director of Nosetouch Press.


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Christine has been a professional graphic designer, website developer & brand consultant for over 20 years. She is an ardent book designer, intent on creating works that support the vision of the author, create a pleasing yet unobtrusive experience for the reader, and both refer to and expand upon the methods of the art of bookmaking.

Christine is a freelancer, operating under the name Clever Crow Consulting and Design. She is also the webmaster of albedo1.com, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

Christine is also a visual artist and uses found objects, collage, and assemblage to craft a world-within-a-world that communicates a playfully unnerving take on the contradictions, absurdity, and strangeness of postmodern American life.

She is co-publisher and creative director of Nosetouch Press.


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Christine, likely 1978.

What’s your Zodiac sign?

I’m a double Gemini—Sun and Ascendant in Gemini, Moon in Aries. A metaphorical flock of feisty rams.

What’s your favorite thing from the 1970s and why?

The sense of freedom I had back then. We went anywhere and did whatever we wanted to do, nearly all the time. Parents are always on the periphery of my memories from the 70s. (Hemi Cudas were bad-ass, too.)

wicker_man-01What is your favorite 1970s horror movie? What do you like about it?

While I’m partial to movies like Burnt Offerings and The Legend of Hell House, and The Omen completely freaks me out, I’ve got to go with The Wicker Man. It’s bizarre and creepy and I dig that.

What is your favorite 1970s song?

Questions like this are nearly impossible for me to answer! Complete albums that I love are David Bowie’s, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Who’s Next, by The Who, so I’ll choose “Moonage Daydream” and “Bargain,” respectively. I also dig, Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” and “The Chain,” although I don’t consider myself a Fleetwood Mac fan. Additionally,  “Love Song,” by The Damned, “Immigrant Song, ” by Led Zeppelin, “Just What I Needed,” by The Cars, “Accidents Never Happen” by Blondie, “Anarchy in the UK,” by The Sex Pistols and Roxy Music’s, “Editions of You” and “Out of the Blue.”

Choose one: Rock, Power Pop, Disco, or Punk. Explain your decision!

Again, not easy—gotta go with Rock, followed by Power Pop and Punk.

a7fe311a04d6d1cd6e982dc230f786b3What do you dread most about the 1970s?

The she-mullet-with-bangs haircut my mother chose to give me for a while was dreadful, and the cover of Queen’s, News of the World filled me with dread. And then there was the “Mud Monster house.” It was the house at the end of my dead-end street, secreted away in a grove of tall spruce trees. It sat adjacent to an ominous, weed-infested lot (which incidentally, is where the older kids in the neighborhood would build bonfires, hang out, and smoke weed on the weekends and throughout the summer). The house reminded me of the cabin in The World Beyond: The Mud Monster, a TV movie that freaked me out to no end, back then. Anyway, I flat-out refused to go near the place.

Overall, I remember a literal darkness when I think about the 70s. Dark wood, dark colors, dark and shadowy interiors. With that came a persistent sense of foreboding. Additionally, Youngstown in the 70s was a rough place. The steel mills had closed and people were hurting. I remember hearing about gangs and the mob. People became hard, and it seems many turned to excess in varying forms to cope with their struggles. I was a happy kid and had a good childhood, but I do think I soaked up those troubled vibes and that a small part of the foundation of my personality is comprised of an idea that life is unstable and good things are temporary.

Choose one: Plaid, polyester, denim or satin. Explain your choice!

Plaid, PLAID—and velvet. Plaid and velvet, for sure.

What upcoming projects are you working on?

We have several new Nosetouch Press releases planned for the last quarter of this year, so I’ll be designing those and preparing the marketing collaterals for their launches. Other than that, I’ll be focused on my freelance design projects. I am also a visual artist and jewelry designer.

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Nosetouch Press proudly presents our Zodiac-themed merchandise to get you into the groove with our highly anticipated anthology: Blood, Sweat, and Fears: Horror Inspired by the 1970s. We're talking far out t-shirts, beer steins, and more, man! Drop by and dig all the far out merch we've got!

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