Far be it from me to denigrate weird. You can have too much weird, but you can also have too little.

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A Valentine Font

A Valentine Font

Here’s a Valentine’s Day font, still not a font in the software sense of the word, just in time for the holiday. (Hope it’s not too late.) I happened across this design when I was doodling one day, imagining a better logo for WordPress than their current W. So I…
I Keep Starting

I Keep Starting

Here I go, blogging yet again. As of this writing, the site isn’t even functioning properly. I belong to twice as many social networks as I made icons for, none of the website links in my portfolio work any more, and it looks terrible on a smartphone. Too bad. On…

Graphic Tweeting

Twitter has unveiled some new opportunities for visual branding in a new asset, called the Header (think Facebook and Google+), that is uploaded once and appears on the “Me” page of your twitter.com site, the mobile browser site, and in Twitter-made mobile apps. Used to be (last week), you had…
Phonetic Alphabet

Phonetic Alphabet

Dealing with typography as long as I have, I can’t help but ponder the path from smudge on a paper (or clump of same-color pixels on a screen), to brain, to mouth, to ear. Languages that are offshoots of Latin and Greek use each smudge (glyph) to symbolize a single…
eBook: Embracing Twitter

eBook: Embracing Twitter

In the race for interactivity, the humble PDF is down, but not out. Actually, it’s not even down. The proof is the latest release from my new client, the Texas-yet-worldwide marketing consultancy Turning Minds. Titled Embracing Twitter…So It’ll Embrace You Back, editors Ben Henick (@bhenick) and Justin McCullough (@mccJustin) curate…
Making a Buck

Making a Buck

In an effort to jump-start the economy, a site called the Dollar Rede$ign Project wants to overhaul the branding strategy of the USA, starting with the currency. Graphic designers looking to make a name have taken a shot at it — from replacing wigged politicians with other people, to more…