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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 …

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, …

A cartoon dog sits in his burning house, insisting that the situation around him is "fine".

The UX of Fire: Some Meditations on a Crisis

My wife, baby and I recently stayed in a decent hotel. We wanted a suite, as it helps us have a life after our baby goes to bed. We got this suite at a pretty reasonable price and at a hotel that was recently renovated and well-reviewed. As we sat there in the other room, …

Are YOU a Helvetica Sommelier?

Helvetica. It’s the font you’re ordered to love when you first start wading into the world of design. It’s clean, crisp, beautiful, functional, sturdy, sleek, stylish, Genus, and Species. Hang on…”King Phillip Came Over…” I got my pnemoics mixed up, I think. Whatever, people like Helvetica, is my point. Helvetica has its own documentary, its …