June 1, 2022
Aaron Draplin Wake & Make Challenge
Closed out a day of computers & zooms & needed to do something & didn't want to think about it. This 5 minute type drawing exercise from Draplin hit the spot. (The thing I made isn't very good.)
May 31, 2022
The greatest output of your careers will be relationships
The list of ”10 things I wish every design student knew“ by Cameron Moll holds up incredibly well over time, but also? Works for every profession.
May 30, 2022
Touch screens in cars are not good
This entire article can be summed up by the title. Don't get me wrong, as soon as fully autonomous vehicles are a real thing? Screens everywhere!
May 28, 2022
Hymn for the Hurting
A poem by Amanda Gorman with illustration by Angie Wang
May 26, 2022
Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown advocates for gun safety measures in state legislatures across the US, providing a breakdown of laws by state alongside a list of solutions. It's hard to think of anything else.
The Night in Bloom
I'd love to visit the Praise Show Art Gallery in Brookline to see Oliver Jeffers latest paintings and get lost in the stars
The New Walden
A hardcover edition of Thoreau’s book, annotated, designed and illustrated.
May 25, 2022
Zander Moricz’s curly hair
Florida high school class president Zander Moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” 👏👏👏
May 24, 2022
It's like Zoom, but funner apparently, breaking out of boxes and adding filters, music, and games.
May 23, 2022
Snakes of Wrath
Young Jerks sure can build momentum. This is one of the most striking landing pages for a future Kickstarter game I've seen.
May 21, 2022
May 20, 2022
Dave Rupert’s bookshelf
Tucking this sortable page of books read (or listened to) in my virtual folder of personal website inspiration. / via a secret RSS post in a roundabout way
May 19, 2022
Jean Jullien Monograph
I'd display this book with the cover exposed. It's so delightful. And then there's the insides!
May 18, 2022
May 17, 2022
May 16, 2022
Whimbrel Stamp Alphabet (and font)
Alex Tomlinson developed a font based on a 1940's Bird Lore magazine and a set of stamps to boot.
May 13, 2022
Simon Collison created something that's hard to encapsulate. In one breath, it's an EP of atmospheric music, but as you dig deeper you find it's a diary, a love letter and a reflection, a different way to experience a place.
Landscaping to save water (and time)
Very much want to learn about native, environmentally friendly and low maintenance landscaping. Like this, but for Ohio!
May 12, 2022
May 10, 2022
Timo Kuilder Rain Poncho
This would make any rainy day about 500% better
National Parks Poster
by Steve Wolf Designs. Dig.
May 9, 2022
May 7, 2022
Another _excellent_ music video by Autumn de Wilde for Florence + The Machine. Bill Nighy stars as Florence’s anxiety.
May 5, 2022
May 4, 2022
Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound
The enthusiasm from these sound designers is delightful.
13 corporations have spent $15 million supporting anti-abortion politicians
Coca-Cola, Amazon, Google, AT&T, CVS, Walmart, GM, Verizon, Citi, Comcast, Walgreens, Wells Fargo and T-Mobile
The Star Wars
Diggin that hand drawn Lucasfilm logo
Every Day Goal Calendar
Simone Giertz has a new store and one of the products is this electronic goal tracking calendar that was previously a Kickstarter project. She also has a fun white puzzle and some other items of note!
May 3, 2022
Keep Abortion Legal
Been fuming all day over the leaked Supreme Court draft that puts women in danger. So I made some posters. Apologies to type friends who are much better at this.
May 2, 2022
May 1, 2022
April 29, 2022
An open-source emoji font in multiple weights (and a single color, even the flags). Jennifer Daniel has the deets and download link.
April 28, 2022
Would I do it tomorrow?
One way to gauge participation is to ask this question. Thing is? I'd invariably say yes to more if it meant I could cancel what was already planned.
April 27, 2022
Fall On Me
Thanks to the podcast I just listened to, I'm reminded of what was certainly my introduction to R.E.M. with their of their first music videos for this song.
A conversation between Rick Rubin and Michael Stipe
This episode of the Broken Record podcast digs into the formative years of R.E.M. and potential future projects / via @davidpurcell505
April 26, 2022
April 25, 2022
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Need to pay off my current ride and drive it for many more years. But I like to dream of what the next vehicle will be and this new EV from Hyundai presses a lot of buttons (and kept a few important controls as real knobs).
April 23, 2022
I'm working on a blogroll tag and porting folks over from RSS. First up is Seth. He blogs about running, the music business, metal, promoting yourself (or band) and bright colors.
April 21, 2022
TX-6 Field Mixer
I have little idea what this device does, but I want to press all the buttons, slide all the sliders and turn all the knobs. I also want Teenage Engineering to build a car.
24 Hours in the Creative Life
Advice to young, mid or late career artists. Many favorites but "Learn how to advocate for yourself." from Joaquina Kalukango is a standout this morning.
April 20, 2022
Online webcomic by Leah Elliott that exposes what really happens when you use the Chrome browser (and other Google services). Be sure to use the arrow pagination tool and not the 'skip to the end' button.
A detailed look at a crater on Mars
After watching this I immediately went down a rabbit hole learning about water on Mars.
More thoughts about drawing
Went deep into Ralph Ammer’s website. Here’s some of his writing about drawing. He also has sections for design and philosophy. It’s all so good!
Mallory McMorrow is fired up
As she should be. The current Republican playbook is rotten to the core. We need to raise our voices in unison.
How drawing helps you think
Ralph Ammer’s 17 minute talk about drawing is delightful on many levels, part of which are the animations to illustrate his points.