About Smith & Peony Press

Peony Press is my personal site. As such it is a limited representation of professional work; that being art direction, graphic design and communications for past clients. This site represents the opposite of these commercial activities. With Peony Press I like to think there is no message, no case being built for anything, no points to convince someone of, and nothing to sell you. At best it’s a place of indecision and messy thinking; a journal of the false starts and dead ends of creative process. I have done enough of this (false starts, dead ends, messy thinking, vacillation, generally chewing things over in an unstructured but associative way) to know that sometimes a few good thoughts fall out of it. This site has been going since 2010.

March 2021