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Sam wanted me to make him Christmas cards for his family. He’s such a warm soul. Here’s the first one.


Merry YMas



I couldn’t be fucked wrapping your present because I don’t get paid enough and was too busy writing a blog post about how I could do your job better with my 6 months industry experience.


Your Son 

… Oh yeah, and my brother too.

Typographic Note Cards by Tom Davie

So I’m perusing my usual graphic design blogs and websites and I come across this beautiful typographic project by Tom Davie. The craziest part? I’ve seen and heard this guy give a presentation before at Virginia Tech! He was applying to be a professor in the visual communication design program here, but unfortunately didn’t get the job. Needless to say, I was surprised to see this project and the accompanying name while going through my bookmarks today. 

See the rest of the set here.

“Good design defuses the tension between functional and aesthetic goals precisely because it works within the boundaries defined by the functional requirements of the communication problem. Unlike the fine arts, which exists for their own sake, design must always solve a particular real-world problem.”

- Kevin Mullet & Darrell Sano (via jonathanmoore)

New Blog Design

I posted a new HTML5/CSS3 version of my blog!

I actually finished working on it a month or so ago but never posted it live because I haven’t had a chance to make it IE compatible yet.

I took a look at my Analytics and only 7.31% of my viewers are using Internet Explorer so I’m not too concerned about IE as of right now. Chrome and FireFox took the first two spots with 35.37% each.

FCC adopts net neutrality (lite)

After years of debating, infighting, wrangling in court, and mostly just waiting, the Federal Communications Commission has approved an Order that will adopt “basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, competition, and free expression.” Net neutrality has finally arrived—but it’s not what backers of the idea thought they’d be getting.

“Today for the first time the FCC is adopting rules to preserve basic Internet values,” declared FCC Chair Julius Genachowski, who called the Order “a strong sensible non-ideological framework that protects Internet freedom.”

And what if I don’t WANT TO MAKE THE GOD DAMN LOGO BIGGER? Oh… I have to do it anyway. Why? Because they said so? Fine.

DAMN, english, Fine, GOD, img, LOGO, src, WANT


Fonts In Use is a brand new website from Nick Sherman, Stephen Coles and Sam Berlow, with Indra Kupferschmid and Marc Oxborrow contributing. It profiles typefaces used all across the graphic design world, and goes into depth on how well the typefaces were used, where you could find the typefaces if you wanted to use them yourself, and, if the typefaces were badly chosen, where you could find suitable alternates. Think of it as a long-form Type Tide (which Stephen also maintains, though I expect to be replaced with this new website). Overall, this is a website you definitely want to keep after!

I’m geeking out about this website!

Me: “We will set you up with Google Analytics.”

Client: “No way. I don’t want that.”

Me: “Why not? its great!”

Client: “My wife has it on her website and she only gets 50 hits a month. No thanks. Get me something else.”