Inspiration can come from the strangest places but I never thought it would lurk in the cover of a book my son was reading. Most times he’s tasking away on his iPod or Fender Stratocaster or aping the Anglo-morons (who we BOTH mimic and adore) on TV’s “Top Gear” BBC broadcast. But the cover of his new favorite Artemis Fowl graphic novel by Eoin Colfer and illustrated by Giovanni Rigano certainly caught my eye. If those specs on the cover anticipate the direction of men’s eyewear for my son Gram’s generation, we are set for an amazing future in men’s eyewear. I wonder if those side shields might not store a chip or two of info far more stylishly than the creepy eye-formation glasses we’ve seen thus far?
—James J. Spina