A Halloween-themed piece…apparently there are ghosts of renown and then ‘lesser-known’ ghosts living in the shadows of these. Since ghosts are allegedly shadows of their former humans, is it possible to be the shadow of a shadow? I wonder about these things.

A Halloween-themed piece…apparently there are ghosts of renown and then ‘lesser-known’ ghosts living in the shadows of these. Since ghosts are allegedly shadows of their former humans, is it possible to be the shadow of a shadow? I wonder about these things.

Movie poster…more charcoal drawings were used for special effects moments throughout the film.

Movie poster…more charcoal drawings were used for special effects moments throughout the film.

I never had a plan. At least, not one that was longer than two hours.
Erik Spiekermann’s childhood and youth, and the years before MetaDesign
Hypothetical Creature, painting entitled ‘Crustaceofleur’

Hypothetical Creature, painting entitled ‘Crustaceofleur’

I’m just trying to post some color for a change. A quick glance at my imagery, one might be tempted to conclude that I hate color. Which is not true. I am merely at odds with it.

I’m just trying to post some color for a change. A quick glance at my imagery, one might be tempted to conclude that I hate color. Which is not true. I am merely at odds with it.

Though what I wanted most to do was not think about it just for a little while, try to let my mind go limp so it could be strong for the rest of what there was.
Richard Ford, from ‘Rock Springs’

More sketchbook productivity….portrait of my son, lower left, with ACTUAL quote…I don’t know where he gets his commentary from, but lately he has me howling all the time. Must be the Calvin & Hobbes exposure, or WAIT - we are both Adventure Time junkies, could be that? I hope you have seen some of this brilliance already, I’m just now getting the memo.

more typography experiments….

more typography experiments….

George Orwell worried about information control, whereas Aldous Huxley thought it was more likely that we’d drown information in a sea of irrelevance. Which is riskier?
interview question w/ James Gleick, by Peter Smith
I really appreciate getting to see other people’s sketchbooks. It’s sometimes refreshing to see un-edited or less-edited thoughts in their raw form, and in visual symbols so it’s more vague and confusing than if it was spoken. Or sometimes clearer. I think you may possibly understand what I’m saying? So I’ll be reciprocating often, here.

I really appreciate getting to see other people’s sketchbooks. It’s sometimes refreshing to see un-edited or less-edited thoughts in their raw form, and in visual symbols so it’s more vague and confusing than if it was spoken. Or sometimes clearer. I think you may possibly understand what I’m saying? So I’ll be reciprocating often, here.

Self explanatory. Today. Every day.

Self explanatory. Today. Every day.

Have you had your daily dose of Surrealism?  I think not. I shall endeavor to help.

Have you had your daily dose of Surrealism?  I think not. I shall endeavor to help.

Icon work for a video game that teaches complex math strategies to jaded middle schoolers. #educationdoesntnecessarilyhavetosuck

Icon work for a video game that teaches complex math strategies to jaded middle schoolers. #educationdoesntnecessarilyhavetosuck