A few years ago, I came across an awesome resource for seamless patterns, far more professional than most I’d seen before. Best of all, these website backgrounds are free for both personal and commercial use! These are free for both personal and commercial use, and someone asked about using them in products for sale and […]
Rule 34: “If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions.” I was making this sign for a book cover (where it’d appear on the wall as a framed print), then thought: why stop there? Back when I worked at a backbone ISP, the first day HR training session was interesting. “If you object […]
I know you know I love type. And fonts. Here are my favorite indie type foundries in alphabetical order. I seem to have a thing for Latin American foundries. Albatross Jay Hilgert’s an Oklahoma designer with some cool fonts like Altus and Boom! Featured up top is Oil Change. Artimasa Artimasa’s one of several Indonesian […]
(Product link on Redbubble.) I wrote this piece in July after a particularly frustrating week. One of those pieces of writing advice came back up (like vomit) again this week, and I’ve been in more discussions than I’d ever hope to be about it. I’ve reduced it to two things that really annoy me. Failing […]
Unique, distinctive, and humorous greeting cards sure to please. Now available from my Redbubble store. I’ve had greeting card products available for a while, but now I’ve got some items that are only available in greeting cards, including a few holiday cards. I Am Not a Turkey Whimsical fall holiday card. (link) Tree? What Tree? […]
Happy Halloween! As a kid, my favorite holiday. Still my favorite. Last Day on Cat Grant’s GoFundMe to Get Her Ellora’s Cave Rights Back I had the awesome privilege of meeting Cat Grant in person last weekend when I was in her area. We talked for several hours! She’s trying to buy the rights back […]
Seasonal and timely. As usual, my holiday profile name is Dire Red Omen. Update: I calmed this down because it was driving me crazy. And the older versions….
This post, clickbaitingly called Know If a Font Sucks actually has some fascinating tidbits about compensating for our eyes tricking us. Hat tip to Janet Jia-Ee Chui.
One of the valuable things to learn when you go outside your comfort zone, that it’s going to be okay. Probably. When I was at the World Domination Summit in Portland recently, speaker Michael Hyatt said this during his talk. It was one of the things he said that I found most profound. Since then, […]
I have to admit I’m not usually a huge fan of branding campaigns, but Typecon 2014’s branding, designed by Build really knocked it out of the park. The conference theme was “Redacted,” and the name was “Capitolized,” both homages to the conference’s Washington D.C. location. The theme also included double-speak and information combined with (justifiable) […]