magic science: cartoons, essays, and an ongoing manifesto [more inside]
An ongoing series of imagined albums from artist discographies.
A couple decades ago -- 1996, to be exact -- I tried to design some fonts. I've finally gotten around to recovering them and converting them to modern font formats. So for the enjoyment or abuse of your next print or onscreen project, here are some totally free typeface downloads. [more inside]
I've been exploring and creating a lot of flame fractals recently - they seem to provide an endless universe of fantastic shapes and patterns. So I've started putting them all on a Tumblr. They make great desktop backgrounds, anyway.
I wanted to use something like Microsoft Paint on my Mac, but I couldn't find any existing such app that I liked, so I decided to create one. This two year project finally reached full fruition this week with its launch as a paid app in the Mac App Store. [more inside]
Second cousin or first cousin once removed? Here's an explanation and a catchy song to help you keep it all straight.
A while ago I became minorly obsessed with the aesthetics of digital camouflage. After some initial failures playing around with photoshop, I started exploring ways to replicate these sorts of patterns algorithmically. This eventually turned into PATLAB, an app that generates a colour palette from a user photograph, and uses that to generate an easily-editable camo pattern. Some examples.
A daily posting of art and humor. I have been working on it since 2005. I have recently (last four months) doubled-down on it, stopped maintaining two other blogs and have tightened up my act and my artwork. [more inside]
Abstract illustrations from the last two years. [more inside]
In the course of one day, photograph all of the examples of design that you notice, good, bad, or ugly. I'm especially interested in where you are from vs. where you are at the moment. Are you local? Is this design you grew up with or is it new to you? What does the design say to you? [more inside]