Observation station

On the Saturday before Memorial Day I decided to give myself an assignment to take photos of the American flags I happened to pass during the weekend. Doing this small thing caused me to be so much more aware of my surroundings. As the weekend progressed I noticed more and more flags everywhere. Even though the photos aren't really great individual pieces it's been fun to begin to become more sensitive to what's around me.


In the details

I pass this walking home from train and since I'm a graphic designer I think about it. There are two things I like about this mailbox housing and one that I don't. I like the very simple grid that those mailboxes are set up in and I like the fact that the letters are large and are in white so that they stand out from the box. I don't like letter forms. I think this whole thing was a good idea until it came down to the detail of what the "A" should look and then someone just slapped some paint on there and the whole thing fell apart, so now these people are left with ugly looking mail boxes.


Easily Amused

Making stuff like this for vendors when they have questions amuses me.


Questionable Value

Why cover your truck with brand names? All these logos just diminish each other with their to one another proximity. On top of all that is the fact that you have all of these brands in your store really that much of a sell?


C.S. Lewis

"No man who values originality will ever be original. But to try to tell the truth as you see it, try to do any bit of work as well as it can be done for the work's sake, and what men call originality will come unsought."

What I notice in the elevator

Sometimes this obsessive attention to detail stuff is just one step away from a disease.



Commissioning Service Program

There was a commissioning service at my church this last Saturday. I had the pleasure of designing the program for it.



Wim Crouwel

"A design should have some tension and some expression in itself. I like to compare it with the lines on a football field. It is a strict grid.
In this grid you play a game and these can be nice games or very boring games."


Looking into the past

I saw this flickr pool today. Amazing.
This photo is Tom's


A Trivial Event

Every once and a while I google myself, mostly to see what my digital footprint looks like but also unfortunately a little bit out of vanity. Today for the first time I saw my name at the top of the list. It's a strange feeling

Inspiring Identity Design

This work from Pinch is really amazing.

via The Ministry of Type


Anthropologie identity redesign assignment

Here's one more project from the typography class. I posted about the process involved in this project here.

This photo was pulled from the existing Anthropologie online catalog