Category Archives: random thoughts

Stanislaw Lem’s ‘Opton’

The age I turned last week is a big huge number I never thought I’d make it to, because who can imagine such a crazy number? Counting much past twenty, I’m lost. Anyway, it’s an old enough age that there … Continue reading

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Cone Designs

Sketches of some of brand new ideas for the international design firm, TORP. Basically, after many decades of thought, the plan I’ve at long last figured out is, this is how I’ll make my fortune. Then I’ll waste my fortune … Continue reading

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Unpacking

After putting eleven-hundred-and-fifty-six brand new miles on the odometer and about a billion awesome lungfuls of bright warm air into our brains and souls, we’re back…although still unpacking and laundering and trying to remember where stuff belongs or where we … Continue reading

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Going to Penland

My wife and I are heading to North Carolina in a couple of days and we can’t wait to wake up to some good fresh mountain-style air. I keep telling her that all the students, staff, and instructors I met … Continue reading

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XYZPDQ Press

We have the kind of internet service where messages scribbled on gum wrappers get carried around in the baby pouches of semi-trained possums. I mean, I guess it’s a slow system, but even so it’s actually really fun to watch … Continue reading

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Memory

Unless stroon or boosterspice or Full Medical treatments become available at a super-low price incredibly soon (and good luck with all of that), I’m way, way past the halfway point of my time on this Earth. So of course my … Continue reading

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What’s Going On

I thought as soon as I graduated I’d immerse myself in a huge amount of non-stop drawing, but instead I’m just looking for grown-up employment and merely thinking about immersing myself in a huge amount of non-stop drawing. But at … Continue reading

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Vollis Simpson, 1919-2013

Farewell to one of my top favorite human artists of all time. This blurry picture of some of his amazing whirligigs is a drive-by snapshot from a mapping car, which is a picture I for some reason like better than … Continue reading

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We Have Sleds

Forgot to post this hand-drawn sign from a few weeks back. The letters all had serifs on them like little toothpicks glued to the ends of sticks painted black. Or something. I’m not fit for coming up with good similes … Continue reading

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Back to Work

Well it took 31 actual long years, but I finally have a totally complete college education. Barring, of course, any last minute snafus. Which, you know, the main thing you learn in college is to fully and always expect snafus. … Continue reading

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Bulletin Boards

These are pictures of probably the most successful artworks I’ve ever made. Plus they’re pretty handy to have, historically, because I already don’t remember doing most of these tasks. At least they make it seem like I was busy the … Continue reading

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By hook or by crook…

This is how you’re supposed to use the Internet and video cameras and fonts. Plus my top favorite kind of song styling and also what appears to be a real life actual Lotus 7. After you watch the video nine … Continue reading

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Medicine for the Blues

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Random Note, Mostly About Salinger

I had a pretty awesome dream last night: I somehow got a printing job doing a special edition of J.D. Salinger’s last novel, The Capricorn Agenda, which was a secret and almost 98% finished novel he’d been working on for … Continue reading

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Felt-Tip Typography

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