Category: Personal


Taking a cue from The National’s song, “All the Wine,” I made this card while sketching out some ideas for a project I’m working on for Maché

Emigre, arguably the most unique type foundry in operation today (and publishers of an excellent, now-defunct design magazine of the same name) has posted PDFs of 15 of their type specimens (and one complete font catalog!) on their website. Most of them are gorgeous. I’ll be going to Gardenmart before long to buy some simple frames so I can print and display a few of these pages.

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My time in New Mexico is coming to a close. I’ve got 15 hours of driving ahead of me tomorrow, but a few photos to share now.


Today we all packed up and took a hike out on Bayo Bench Trail near Cory and Lis’ house. Maddy couldn’t keep her hair out of her face.


Cory carried Maddy most of the way in her backpack.


The whole group adjusts the baby carrying situation.


Kelcey above the canyon.


Baby Emily (to whom I’m fairy godfather as of a week ago) spent most of today napping.


Earlier in the week, the siblings Lueninghoener participated in a little late-night
vandalism . . .


. . . to congratulate my Dad on his retirement.


Ryan snapped a couple photos of me while looking out over one of the canyons near Cory and Lis’.

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Two-year-old + iPhone = Warhol

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I’m in New Mexico for the week visiting my brother, sister-in-law and their daughters. Today Maddy taught me she knows how to swing all by herself.

My super-creative Portland friends, Casey and Ryan, posted a very cool homage to summer 2011 on their blogs that makes me jealous I didn’t think of it (and makes me jealous that they have photobooths to play in while the only one I know of near me has been broken for a couple years).

Old friends Annie and Heather, of Quite Like It fame, just release issue two of their outstanding crafty-foodie-designy magazine Maché. It’s available to download for free, with tons of recipes, projects and ideas. Go take a peek!

I tend to be a digital hoarder. For years, I’ve built a collection of online collections. The effectively infinite storage capacity of the digital world has compelled scores of very patient people to scan, organize and upload giant arcane archives. And I love them.

To date, I’ve amassed some 200 bookmarks of these random collections in a folder called ‘the vault,’ from inner-envelope security patterns to huge numbers of WPA posters. And at the encouragement of my friend Matt (who, for some reason, thinks that people might be interested in my minor obsession), and inspired by my friend Melanie’s semi-regular Thrift Store Thursday feature, I’m going to highlight a few of them each Wednesday for a while.

WWII posters

This Flickr set contains nearly 3,000 Allied Forces (mostly American) World War II propaganda posters. I could spend a week browsing through them and still not see them all.

Public transit logos

Close to 200 logos of public transportation systems from around the world. They represent a study in not only transit imagery, but also monograms featuring the letter “M.” Find your city.

Hand-lettered covers

Bookcoverarchive.com is an awesome collection of what you’d expect from the url. Their nearly 100 hand-lettered covers are particularly fun to browse.



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