BEFORE: Ray Ahlgren & Dan Schwoerer, 1973.
After 33 years in business, Bullseye looks a lot different from the outside. But the soul is the same. So now, finally, I get around to the point of this first week of blogs: who we are, who Bullseye is.
Who we are is who we’ve always been: a slightly eccentric little factory driven by people with a lot of energy, passion about glass, some oddball ideas and a commitment to learning. In a serious, relatively professional way.
So imagine our surprise when last month during a Teachers’ Forum at our factory a visiting instructor from a Midwestern university told us that his students were suspicious of Bullseye, – they thought we were CORPORATE.
AFTER: Dan, 1997 (OK, bad enough that he turned into “a suit”,
but did it have to be such a bad suit?)
Clearly our self-image, based on who we’ve been for decades and how we see ourselves inside Bullseye, is not how we look to a lot of people from the outside.
I promise that this blog is not going to be a continuous confessional about Bullseye’s identity. I hope that in the future I can use it to test ideas and pass on stuff I think is meaningful (or irrelevant) that falls in Bullseye’s crosshairs. But before we get there I just thought I should let you know who we – still – are.
Now that you think you know who what that is, tomorrow I’ll reveal why it’s actually even weirder.
And if you’ve got a really different idea of what Bullseye is, I’d love to hear it…as soon as we can get the COMMENTS thingy going…