Austin Metze has worked as an art director and graphic designer for forty seven years, art directing the Canadian edition of Time magazine, US magazine, Outdoor Life, Book-of-the-Month Club and many special editions for People magazine. In the early nineties he developed the designs and art directed three magazines for Norman Lear. Following that he opened his own studio based in Woodstock, New York specializing in magazine startups and redesigns as well as book design. He is now working full time, doing what he likes best, designing books.
Roger Vaughan worked as editor and writer at Saturday Evening Post, and LIFE magazines. He ran LIFE’s Youth and Education Department, covering experimental education, the Monterrey and Woodstock music festivals, Bob Dylan, and the cultural upheaval of the 1960s. He has written fourteen books since then, including biographies of media magnate, Ted Turner; the late Berlin Philharmonic Music Director, Herbert von Karajan; live polio vaccine pioneer Hilary Koprowski; and educator/philanthropist Harry Anderson. Vaughan worked for many years as a writer for ESPN TV; has written and directed a score of videos; co-authored the story for the feature film Wind; and was founding editor of The YACHT magazine.
Writing about accomplished people has always been Vaughan’s major interest. Among the many he has written about are: Roy Disney, Olin Stephens, Malcolm Forbes, Irving Johnson, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ann Sophie Mutter, Seiji Ozawa, Andy Warhol, Lee Marvin, and HRH Princess Margaret.