Hello, I’m Dan. I’m a freelance advertising creative by day, and occasionally I write stuff here for fun.
Always Otherwise mostly deals with culture, language, books, art, and technology, with some marketing stuff and an odd film review thrown in now and then. It’s simply a place where I get to write for enjoyment and clarify my thinking — there are no ads or anything like that (not that there’s anything wrong with that!).
All questions, comments, and corrections are welcome. I can be reached for any reason you like here.
Thanks for visiting, and may the wind be always at your back.
— Dan Spooner
*I am sincerely grateful for the generosity and talent of all the visual artists whose work appears here and to all those who support them (which you can do by following the links to their material if you like).
Every one of the images that appears on this site is either 1) taken from the public domain; 2) being displayed following all specific guidelines set by its copyright holder; 3) reproduced as an example of cover art under reasonable applications of fair use law, in lower resolution than the original, in order to identify the product, properly convey the meaning and branding intended, and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting it; or 4) used with the generous written approval of the artist, photographer, museum, or organization that produced and/or owns it.