Robinopedia: PYM

I think I said this very early on my blog, but for folks who didn't happen to catch this last August, on my blog, PYM will refer to Pacfic Yearly Meeting. I know there are some folks who think this abbreviation belongs to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but they don't have a copyright on it, and on my blog, that august body will be referred to as PhYM. On other people's blogs, who might have reason to be confused, I will use the term PacYM to refer to my own yearly meeting.

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Blogger Martin Kelley said...

Hi Robin,
I won't get into "which is the real PYM" debate but I did notice something curious back when I worked in the FGC bookstore. We arrange books by alphabetical order so all the "Faith and Practice" books were together. By and large they're a varied bunch with all sorts of shapes, colors and bindings. But two stood out as twins: Philadelphia's and Pacific's. Being an old book designer myself back in the day, it was clear their look wasn't coincidental: someone carefully studied and mimicked the other!

Now, I'm going to have to guess Philadelphia's came first. I say this just because by and large Philadelphians are only dimly aware of the existence of other yearly meetings (whenever someone would call and ask for "a copy of Faith and Practice" we didn't have to ask them which one they meant because only Philadelphians would ask that way; I would always play slightly dumb and ask them which one they wanted and then explain that we carried a dozen different editions as a way of education).

Okay, but back to design: whoever designed Pacific's clearly had a copy of Philadelphia's on the table and clearly matched cover and much of the interior to a very exacting degree. What's the story there?

4/08/2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

I don't know about the design, but I will ask around.

What I do know is that the 2001 edition is three times as big as the last one, which was twice as big as the one before that, which I think was the one that replaced the original one page document. If I can find a link to the original, I will post it here too.

4/19/2006 11:40 PM  

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