“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.” Paul Rand
At last night’s local WP518 meetup I did a presentation on the new features of WordPress 3.5. There was a great turn out and I wanted to thank Ethan Georgi at Zone 5 for being gracious enough to host the group. Stay tuned for the final release of WordPress 3.5, which should be any day [...]
Yeah, so fatherhood is pretty overwhelming. I’m finally getting back around to this good ol’ site, and lots of new goodies coming: Going to be launching a redesign by New Year’s, which is a hard deadline, because it is long overdue. I would like to get around to writing one WordPress theme, and one WordPress [...]
02_dont_really_know_me_ep_version If you haven’t heard Snowden before then I think you’re in for a treat. Their debut full-length came out in 2006, but apparently their in the process of releasing a new album: http://www.snowden.info/ Their sound is moody, but elegant. Songs consist of heavily reverberated, distorted guitars intertwining with simple rim-shots and stable production. Jordan [...]
My wife is a great cook. Tonight it was beet and goat cheese ravioli from scratch with a little fresh parmesan on top. YUM!
I want my next full-length to be on a chocolate CD.
I started reading David Airey’s Logo Design Love yesterday. In the first chapter he refers to a statement made by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.: “The average American sees 16,000 advertisements, logos, and labels in a day.” Airey goes on to demonstrate an exercise where he snapped as many logos as possible in his home in [...]
We’re in the midst of building a room for the soon-to-be new member of our family. This room is at my wife’s studio where she’ll be trying to get some work done while Lyla naps. My wife picked out the color, which outta keep Lyla awake. I can’t take credit for any of the handy [...]
“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” – Andy Warhol