Design Process: Medina County Fall Foliage Tour

The Fall Foliage Committee in Medina County, OH asked for a refresh of their logo that was originally made in the ‘80s and never properly digitized. The group made do with the modern equivalent of a thumbnail jpeg for decades.

It's Time for an RSS Revival

Brian Barrett for Wired: The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there's no panacea for what ails this internet we've built. But anyone weary of black-box algorithms

Hungry

I haven't been writing much lately. I haven't been reading much lately either. I haven't been sleeping well lately and it's not because of the squirrels in our attic or the pretzel-like configuration my partner, my dog, and I make

2017: A Year In Review

Over the past few days I’ve been reviewing my creative output year over year from 2016 to now. It should be no surprise to anyone reading this blog that I made a lot less “things” this year than last.

My Favorite Things 2017: Music

Variable Bitrate has been on a hiatus for the past year, which has taken some of the pressure off of listening to new music, which naturally means I listen to more new music. LPs Vultures - Dead LeavesMental Illness -

My Favorite Things 2017: Movies

In 2017, I made good on my promise to watch more movies than I did in 2016. In total, I watched 167 movies. Naturally, I watched nearly all of the Star Wars movies, some several times as needed for discussions

My Favorite Things 2017: Television

As I did last year, I spent far too much time watching television. The top of the year was spent binging Bob’s Burgers and Archer with Mae. We caught the new episodes of both Sherlock and Doctor Who. On

My Favorite Things 2017: Games

In 2016, I made an effort to play more games. Battlefront and Firewatch were must-plays. This year, the PS4 has been relegated almost entirely to “expensive BluRay player” status. This spring I got my hands on a Nintendo Switch and

Design Process: Bantha Fodder

In 1977, George Lucas introduced his science fiction fantasy with the world. Amongst the desert canyon walls, we see Banthas for the first time. Years later, a New York-based dork and I start a podcast to talk about Lucas’ universe.

The Last Jedi trailer breakdown

The trailer for The Last Jedi has arrived. Chapter two of the sequel trilogy is imminent and drawing ever closer. As I tend to do, I'm breaking down the trailer to pick out the nitty gritty details to draw any