Friday, September 30, 2011


Typography is one of those things I've always been interested in but never got a chance to formally study. Curiosity has always been my best teacher though, and while I'm no master at the art I have definitely improved over the years. The images above are a collection of some of my more successful typographical experiments. I've found that reinterpreting words and letters visually has been a great exercise as it works both the creative and technical sides of my brain.

Pro Tip: If attempting this exercise don't try to pick a word thats too serious or has polarizing opinions. Just pick something you like and have fun with it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dexter Tribute

Dexter is by far my favorite show on television (possibly of all time). Aside from having extremely captivating story it also has a unique look. The visual design of Dexter's Miami somehow makes me want to live in a world full of gruesome serial killers. Adam Ben Ezra did an awesome job putting his own spin on the title music. He also kept true to the visual look of the title sequence using extreme close ups with extreme close ups, shallow depth of field, and visual cues from the show.

P.S. check out his other videos for even more awesome covers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Future

SWYP: See What You Print from Artefact on Vimeo.

Just a few things I've seen recently that I can't wait to become a reality. Right now the SWYP: See What You Print seems to be more of a polished concept than anything else, but damn does it look sexy. On the other hand the Inkling from Wacom should be available in the near future. Hopefully it performs as well as the video demonstrates.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A day at the office.

The above image was made using IOGraph from IOGraphica, a really cool little app that tracks your mouse movement while you work.

Background image modified version of "Blade Runner" by Hexagonall.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Flickr Slideshows and Nine Inch Nails!

I've been searching for a way to embed slideshows from Flickr into Blogger since I started this blog and I finally put the right search terms into Google to find this ridiculously easy line of code (I chose the "standards compliant code").  While its not perfect its a hell of a lot better than a column of 4 of 5 images from an entire set.

The above is a set of photos from 2009 when I saw Nine Inch Nails perform at Terminal 5 in New York City.  Even though I was nowhere near the level I am with a camera now the concert was so cool that, even though I basically just held down the shutter button down the entire time, I still got some good images.

I should really back things up more often.

I used to delay backing up my computer on my external hard drive because it really bogged down my system.  Before I discovered Time Machine Editor I used to just do manual back ups of photographs, movies and music.  I recently came across this screen shot from last May when I backed up my entire iPhoto library before switching to Lightroom as my main photograph organizer.  Needless to say this was one of those nights when I ended up going to bed early.