Choose to Read Ohio

April 14, 2020 – Act 3, a media and publishing firm, announced today that the uplifting memoir, Designing Victory, was named as one of only five books for adult readers selected for biennial recognition in Ohio. The State Library of Ohio and the Ohioana Library Association, with the Ohio Center for the Book and the Choose to Read Ohio Advisory Council, announced the 20 books selected for the 2021 & 2022 “Choose to Read Ohio” (CTRO) booklist.

Books on this list are singled out to be made available to schools, libraries, book clubs and other community programs.

Congratulations to co-authors Robert P. Madison, FAIA, and Carlo Wolff for earning this  prestigious recognition. Madison’s story of prevailing in battles over racism, Nazi forces in WWII, and diminished expectations of the architectural profession he loves serves as an inspiration to anyone who has been told, “You’ll never succeed.”

Click here to find out more about the Choose to Read Ohio booklist.

Click here to learn more about Designing Victory.

Designing Victory is available for purchase through Amazon or by clicking the PayPal button below.




Latest Posts

Man, Machine, Mission

As the Delta variant reminded us who’s in charge (hint: it’s not us), we donned our masks in order to meet a remarkable man with an infectious spirit – and an incredible machine. In late August, Act 3 saddled up and rode to The 961 Collective. In a repurposed 100 year old industrial building, there it was: a vintage Letterpress machine that was lovingly brought back to life by the Collective’s founder, Shadi Ayoub. Today, Shadi doesn’t operate his two restored Heidelberg Letterpress machines as much as he plays with them like a child plays with a train set – or a virtuoso violinist plays a Stradivarius.

Mindful wishes


A surprise Father’s Day visit and startling presentation of a neon masterpiece from Artistic Neon…

Something Bugging You?

If you care about your brand, we certainly hope something’s bugging you. We’re talking about “bug,” as in the memorable component of your logo or logotype. If it’s good, your bug is has become a visual nickname for your organization or brand. For employees, channel partners, or loyal customers, that image immediately promotes preference or even affection – even when it’s on something like a gym bag. . .