Archive for June, 2011

Oh Hark a Vagrant. You’re so amusing.





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Something fun to play with…


Almost as fun as Someecards.com


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“This has been an interesting few years for the book industry. There have been many changes and realignments, and these changes have led many to predict that (a) reading is dead; (b) books are dead; (c) publishing is dead; (d) all printed matter is dead. Or that all of the above, if not already dead, will be dead very soon.

The good news is that there isn’t as much bad news as popularly assumed. In fact, almost all of the news is good, and most of it is very good. Book sales are up, way up, from twenty years ago. Young adult readership is far wider and deeper than ever before. Library membership and circulation is at all-time high. The good news goes on and on.”


This is all. Let me go curl up for another 16 hour reading binge. Its summer which equals ac unit – me laying directly in front of it – book – various dirty clothes I use as pillows and empty cereal bowls.

How long can a person live on cereal alone? We may just find out.

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Now that I’ve been away so long as to scare away any readers at all, lets dust off the old dashboard and get to posting again. Some initial food for thought to ease our way in….

Its finally miserably hot out, so get the sidewalk chalk and get to doodling. Then…..wash it all down with some sprinkler time. I promise there’s no age limit to it. No chalk? Make your own.


And in design news: Design AND words: a typographic map. The best combination


And for the locals. Brad Vetter has a great letterpress show down at the Belcourt. Go see it! I particularly like the rocketship one. And the way all the mats are cut (mat cutting is a bitch).




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