Friday, July 31, 2009


So I am going to try and post more often. This does not, however, mean that the quality of my posts (or lack thereof) is going to decline (or improve?). It just means that I am going to be working a little harder. I think that I have struck a pretty good balance of original content, random web-finds, and opinion posts. This means that the type of content will not change, but the amount of it will increase. All of this at no charge to you! I mean, what a deal, right?

Below is a pencil drawing of Bob Marley that I did a while back. It probably took about 6 hours to complete (give or take). Enjoy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"I feel tremendous strength and power for this statue"

Someone has erected a 60ft gundam in Japan in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the series that has spawned multiple spin-offs, movies, games, toys, and general giant robot hysteria in Japan and worldwide. I myself am afflicted with this illness and have been for quite some time; when I was younger I would order the models from Japan and spend hours building them.
This is the kind of thing that could only happen in Japan. Imagine if someone built a 60ft Sentinel with a bunch of X-Men fighting it to celebrate the comic's anniversary. Wouldn't happen. But if it did, I would be right there with some fake claws, leather jacket and sweet gelled up wolverine hair getting crunk. Or I would paint myself blue and wear fur and act smart like the beast (aka funniest X-Men ever).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Banner

Check it. When it's printed out and held up close, it appears to be just the black and white lines. When it is held out at arms length, you can read the text. Pretty cool, huh?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Typecon 2009

Yesterday concluded my 1 week long adventure at Typecon 2009, and boy, are my stems tired!* I learned a lot about type, listened to a bunch of important typophiles and designers speak, and even met a few of them! Oh yeah, not to mention all the free stuff I got! I learned a few things this week:

  1. I love typography, but not necessarily typeface design— I just do not have the patience for it.
  2. I want a letterpress— old skool craft that yields amazing results!
  3. Learning CSS and HTML is integral— gotta stay ahead of the curve.
  4. My computer is a noisy mess— okay, I already knew this (:P).

So, to commemorate my type-journey, I am going to share some self portraits that I made out of type. One is hand-drawn and one is a vector illustration. ENJOY!

*Man, type jokes are so lame that they are awesome! Wanna hear another one? OKAY!

I made this one up myself:
What did the kinky type designer get his wife to do to his penis?

He letterpress it! (DRUMS)

Monday, July 6, 2009

A little creativity can go a long way

This video is pretty incredible. I love it when people use something simple and readily available (like your computer's built in webcam) and combine it with an awesome concept to make something that can stand up against videos with much higher production value and overhead costs. It reminds me of the saying "You have to spend money to make money." Which is true to some extent but if you have a great idea, you can disprove it. A lot of people think you have to spend money to make something that lots of people will want to watch (and generate those precious e-impressions— oooooooh), but if you have a great concept and willing participants, you can buck that trend as well.

Cool song, too. I have to think that creatives were involved with this video....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Twitter is informative

I have some reserves about Twitter. On one hand, it seems like an excellent way for people with something to say to say it (I know— eloquent). Yet on the other hand, it is a place for people with absolutely nothing to say to say it. I equate this to internet pollution. I believe that at some point in time, this is going to become the downfall of the entire internet, as it becomes so over-saturated with useless knowledge that it is unusable and must be discarded like a 2-month old sponge. Then (hopefully) someone will come up with the internet 2, and we can start the whole process over again.

From Ron Artest's Twitter page:
"Played pickup bball against an 8 year old today. Beat him 47-1. I teabagged him so many times I nicknamed him Earl Gray!"

little buddy

Toof is a demented little tooth-fairy-esque character who preaches good dental hygiene and mayhem. He has a crew of evil bunnies that help him with his nefarious deeds. I would love to eventually sculpt this little guy (and his friends)!