Visual Essay: Everything was Made
Everything was made. Each invention shows that the world is malleable, from the simplest stone tool to the screen you're using to read this. We make what we want, break things in the process, collect what we like, and connect what we discover to get us closer to where we want to be…
Louis CK’s Shameful Dirty Comedy
It is a pretty shallow insight to say that a comedian who has a special named Shameless creates his comedy about shame, but I never noticed. Louis CK has jokes because he is ashamed of his body, ashamed of his thoughts, his culture, his whiteness, whatever…
A speech given at the 2011 AIGA National Conference for the Emerging Designers program about progression, learning, gateways, and time.
I’ve got one charge left. Only a few minutes of battery on this laptop, and a cacophony of thoughts to spew out before the screen goes black. I left my charger in the hotel room 3 hours away…
Making the Bed You Sleep In
Add things until it starts sucking, take things away until it stops getting better. We’re looking for that sweet spot, the thing that fits just right, plus or minus zero…
I’m using a top-of-the-line 13" MacBook Air as my primary machine. The 27" behemoth of an iMac is gone. For some reason, this decision was of interest to other people…
How to Have an Idea
A comic explaining how not to be a computer, and make unconventional mental connections.
What Advice Would You Give a Graphic Design Student?
Design does not equal client work. It’s hard to make purple work in a design. The things your teachers tell you in class are not gospel. You will get conflicting information. It means that both are wrong. Or both are true…
There is a Horse in the Apple Store
There is a horse in the Apple Store and no one sees it but me. I think, “Why?” What blinds all of these people to this situation? Am I nuts for thinking this is exceptional? Does anyone else see this?