Get some eyes on your logo.

KIA logo

Over at The Drive, Rob Stumpf says 30,000 people per month are searching for the meaning of “KN car”: Last year, Kia decided that it was going to bring the brand into the 21st century. And it did exactly that by revamping its logo into something a bit more modern—gone is the old circular logo […]

Hockney

iPad drawing, Untitled 104 by David Hockney, 2010

David Hockney is an artist who continues to stay vigilant about his art. This dude is 85 years old and he’s promoting a new book of his drawing he made on his iPhone and iPad: In 2009 Hockney began “drawing” this view on his iPhone (above), with just his thumb. “There was great advantage in […]

I’m nothing special.

Biomutant player attributes

I’m nothing special. I’m a pretty solid designer, but over my 23 years in the design game, I’ve worked with much more talented people than myself. What I lack in talent I make up for with hustle and a good attitude. People like working with me. Well, most of them, I think. I also genuinely […]

Keep your wallet in your front pocket.

a stack of dollar bills on fire

This is what my dad always used to tell me growing up. Especially when I was heading back to college. I went to Rutgers Newark. There was a nicer, greener, suburban campus in New Brunswick, but my graphic design program was based in the inner city campus. At the time in the mid-90s, Newark was […]

Metavigilance

VR headgear in a world of garbage

I’m being vigilant at how bullshit Meta’s Metaverse is. I’m not talking about Fortnite’s metaverse, or Roblox’s metaverse, or all the other metaverses in existence. I knew how bullshit Meta’s version of the metaverse was before I watched RTGame’s video, “I Played Facebook’s VR Metaverse so you never have to”, but if want to see […]

Small Companies Versus Big Fuckers

A man holding his hands out in front of him at an ATM

Are you getting stagnant at your job? Stifled? Then look for new opportunities and never turn down a chance to talk with someone (even if you’re not interested in the position). Now I’m going to switch positions and tell you not to take what you have for granted. Sometimes the grass is actually greener on […]

Five Hours of Sleep

a sleeping wolf in the forest generated by Midjourney AI

The BBC recently referenced a PLoS Medicine study describing the health problems that can arise from lack of sleep (via SlashDot): Those who slept five hours or less around the age of 50 had a 30% greater risk of multiple ailments than those who slept seven hours  Shorter sleep at 50 was also associated with […]

To what lengths have you gone to be great in your career?

Robert DeNiro's taxicab driver's license

Robert De Niro, or Bobby, as his friends and anyone who worked with him calls him, is an actor who has stayed vigilant for most of his acting career (some say 2002 was the year he stopped caring about acting, I’ll save that for another post). My favorite De Niro movie is 1995’s Heat. In […]

Down and Out in Paradise

Down and Out in Paradise by Charles Leerhsen

“One day about twelve years before he started to smoke and drink, Anthony Bourdain was born.” That’s the opening sentence in the new, unauthorized biography of Anthony Bourdain. That’s how you start a biography about Tony. This is an an unvarnished look at the man by Charles Leerhsen. According to Bon Appetit it’s, “…being criticized […]

Mark Harris

Illustration by Mark Harris

The other day I came across a New York Times headline that caught my eye, Viral Videos of Rats, Roaches and Grime? This Is How New York Flatters Itself. Then when I clicked on the link, the illustration at the top of the article caught my eye: The illustration is credited to Mark Harris, so […]