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nice painting at MCA

nice painting at MCA

This painting on flickr blows my mind. my comment left on flickr:Incredible painting. The “x” on the person really fills the void of the painting. Pairing this “x” with the red border is quite dynamic especially since the person was painted on top of the red border. It has an eerie sense of dimension. I’d […]

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stamp confusion

stamp confusion

I love patriotism on stamps. I’d like to see a stronger return to patriotic elements on our stamps. The whole cultural recognition on stamps (Simpsons stamps, movie actor stamps, etc.) has become pretty silly and worn out. You can’t wear out the idea of showing a U.S. President or a flag on a stamp. But […]

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logo that has aged well

logo that has aged well

Y’know a logo that has oddly aged well? Little Caesars Pizza. At least this version that popped up in an ad on pandora.com. Though I looked up Little Ceasars logos on google and none are nearly as nice as this black type on orange version. The font is notoriously early 80’s blobby serif, but here […]

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New Order Substance 1987 font

New Order Substance 1987 font

Pandora.com played me a song from New Order’s Substance album. The album cover’s design struck me. So beautifully simple. It’s only black and white, no gray, certainly no colour, with one font delicately centered vertically and strongly centered on the horizontal plane. The single graphical element of a line ties everything together while providing a […]

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what to do when you see a coyote in Wheaton

what to do when you see a coyote in Wheaton

Apparently coyotes like my hometown, Wheaton, Illinois. There’s been 20 reported sightings in the first half of this month. The city of Wheaton implemented a coyote policy in 2010. This is what they tell you to do when you see a coyote: Make eye contact and yell at the coyote(s) Wave your arms to appear […]

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oh those spam fans

It’s been four months away from the ol’ blogg-a-ro. I had about 200 spam comments to clean up. The current flavor of the spam has been stuff like, “I love your blog. You’re so smart.” I actually enjoyed reading these comments despite their completely hallow meaningless nature. I had to approve this one, “Oh rapture […]

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pixel pretzels

pixel pretzels

Million dollar idea: pixel pretzels. To commemorate this million dollar idea is a piece I call “14 PIXEL PRETZELS”. Any word with the letters “x” or “z” smack dab in the middle is a word that’s alright by me. In retrospect I should have used “pretzel” instead of “pretzels”. Look for future pixel pretzel art […]

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