My buddy Jeff Finley asked me to contribute some titles for this WMC Fest video by filmmaker Aaron Freeder. I accepted the request as “make letters look cool,” which is basically all I really want to do in life. So, naturally, I obliged. As I tend to do, I overdid it. I got on a roll, and before I knew it, I had made 25 titles.
I mentioned I would post all of these titles on my blog, and I’m a man of my word. So, here’s the goods. Hope you like them as much as I did making them. You can also check out the Go Media post about the video and titles.
WMC 2011 was a huge success, and I cannot wait to get back next year. Click the image above to watch a recap video, which I contributed many of the title graphics for.
Here’s my contribution to the Star Wars Themed Awesomefest 2011.
A while back, I was using Cargo Collective as my main portfolio site, until I launched this website. I figured, at this point, having the two was quite redundant. I had the idea of taking different logotypes that I had created for use in other pieces, and strip them down to just the type, to finally showcase the type by itself. So, I’m trying out this new idea, to use my Cargo site for my typography samples. I do plan on adding quite a bit more soon, this is sort of a test run. Check it out, let me know what you think. Visit the typography samples.
One of the many reasons I love living in Columbus, Ohio is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Once or twice a week, my wife and I will indulge. This is a required stop for anyone passing through. Check out this little video. Or just click the image below.
Lately, I’ve been freaking out on Instagram. I’ve just realized how neat of a tool it is to collect all the rad stuff I see throughout my day, like that little wonderful 3-Dimension thingy up there. This stuff kills me, much like the legendary Draplin. While Instagram is iPhone only, it also posts these photos to my Flickr page. So, one way or the other, feel free to follow along, and see some of the stuff I’m seeing from time to time.
I think it’s important for us as designers to be a bit insecure about our work from time to time. It pushes us to improve and to push our boundaries. There is a difference between sulking or whining about not being good enough, and what I’m referring to – which is the statement “Dang, they’re better than me. I must get better!”
I deal with this from time to time, for different reasons. I’m a true lover of graphic design, and I have a physical reaction in my chest when I see a piece that is just done right. Good design hits you, and I want my work to be able to hit people the way good design hits me. Continue reading
I’ve been finding myself using hand-lettering as a way to relax throughout a very stressful season in design. Everyone needs their stuff yesterday, and I’m doing everything I can to accommodate. Much like a smoker takes a smoke break – I find myself taking a break to just write a word or two down. Is that weird?
Anyway, I had an idea to record myself doing some lettering. It’s even neat for me to watch it back. Click the image above to watch the video.
…and here is another one.