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Friday Fast Finds: Coronavirus Edition!

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Pandemic PanicEverywhere you go… I put together a list of links I think are interesting and/or useful in these troublesome times. Hope you find them helpful, too! Before we go any further… Here is a real short-and-sweet set of instructions for getting through the next few weeks: …

Friday Fast Finds

I decided to do a digest-style post with awesome things I’ve witnessed this week. Take a look! Should I make this an email newsletter? WHO KNOWS?!?!?! openpeeps.com is a design library that allow you to quickly create “hand-drawn” avatars for your designy-type projects. This is SO cool and I can’t wait to play around with …

Type High

For my birthday this year, my mom and my wife teamed up to get me a letterpress printing class at the Visual Arts Center here in Richmond. I was incredibly excited because I’ve seen so many documentaries and actual printing press shops over the years but have never taken part in the process and I …

My Projects for 2019

I challenged myself at the beginning of the year to accomplish one “project” per month. Here’s what I took a shot at, and here’s how far I got : January This Blog I put this blog together in January. I haven’t written nearly as much as I wanted to, but at least it’s still here …

Designing a Montross T-Shirt

I grew up in a teeny little town in the Northern Neck of Virginia called Montross. Not much happens there: there’s one stoplight that they installed when my wife and I were in fourth or fifth grade, there’s a few gas stations, and the rest is stuff that’s pretty much just for the locals. I …

Is This Violence? At First, You Might Not Think So…

This is an incredible website (https://itsnotviolent.com) by the government of Quebec (but the content’s in English, so not to worry, non-Francophones) that gives real-world examples of relationship violence in the frame of a text conversation between a young person and their romantic partner. The graphic design conveys a fun, emoji-style interface…but the content is much, …

Cassette Adapters: We Stan a Legend

Vice did a really neat little write-up of the old-school aux cable cassette adapter and the pang of nostalgia it brought on hit me in the chest like a sucker punch. In the glory days of the late 90s, my family decided to make the jump from cassettes to CDs. It was a bold choice …

Dad Tape

I have been a father for either twenty-one months or sixty years, depending on how much sleep I’ve had when you ask me. It’s wonderful, really and truly. It’s incredible how much it changes you. My daughter is either the best baby ever or a Government sleeper agent sent to break my will. Time will …