I found this truck and tried to make it better. Holy One God Goodness TruKing. I have a decade-plus long text message thread with a dear friend where we share the day’s findings in DIY naming, marketing, design. A constant source of inspiration and a reminder to not take our designer selves too seriously because people are doing it everyday whether they know it or not. “Somebody, somewhere, made this.”
I am so disappointed by our elected officials' unwillingness to address gun control. Half mast is becoming America's New Normal. The thoughts and prayers of politicians is not enough. We want change.
Wish I had watched more of Dennis Smith Jr. when he was playing at my alma mater. Dude is just taking the NBA. Here's a visual I've often thought about for an NC State Wolfpack basketball opener. Would be set to Raekwon's House of Flying Daggers.
I'm a space shuttle era baby. I grew up with and love the 'worm' logo that graced the wing of Challenger. As NASA moves into a new era, retiring the shuttles, and relying more on private space travel, it felt right to consider a new logo. My proposed mark references three things: 1. piercing the atmosphere, leaving Earth 2. looking down on the black tip of the shuttle, an homage 3. a dynamic shape imagining what winged flight may look like in the future
The NHL team of my adopted hometown, Raleigh, N.C. is the team that rid the world of the best logo in all of sport–the FedEx logo of sport if you will–the Hartford Whalers logo by Peter Good. Until the Canes get a new logo I propose they simply license the Portland Trailblazers logo. Spinning, hurricane-esque, and goes well with the new jersey stripes. Thanks Portland.
I'm no architect but I am pretty sure this isn't actually architecture anyhow. Sticks, stucco, bricks, beige. We know how this story ends. Hopefully no one gets hurt.
My daughter’s name begins with an ‘M’ so as she is learning to write, naturally it is her favorite letter. She likes to sign things with a sequence of ‘MMMMMMM’ to which I saw a row of houses and a canal while we were on vacation in Amsterdam.
Sometimes a change of course is needed.
Does simply italicizing something make it “fast”?
I have a two year old daughter and if I could spend my days just relearning the world alongside her, well I would. I often hear designers say that having a kid has made them more creative. For me it's more that it changes the way I see the world. It forces me to think in simpler terms than timelines and strategies. A reminder of the fundamental principles of design. Like repetition, here adding to the wonderful madness that is Cookie Monster.
An ode to Western Blvd. and a concept for two friends — coin laundry, car wash, check cashing, social club. Critter N' Miles Western BLVD Scrub-A-Dub.
Raleigh could use a good ramen place and I can see it in my head. Western Man Ramen — the "western man" who has no idea how to make truly good ramen, but with a fascination and appreciation of Japanese fascination with western culture. Maybe one day I'll have the balls to partner up and open this place.
Following the release of our colleagues at Fuzzco's awesome Path of Totality tote for the solar eclipse of 2017, I felt compelled to design a tote for Raleigh, which is just outside the sweet spot. It's okay, really. We're fine.