Free Font #1

I’m giving away the scorn of my existence to all who will relieve me of my burden. The whole font creation and development of this display face basically taught me how to design, space (metrics and kerning) and program fonts (OpentType). What a process!

Anyways here it is.

Free Poster #1

I’ve created this poster for graphic designers. It’s about the grid system, which is a tool that graphic designers use to help with proportions and placement. It shows some quotes from “grid masters” but the crazy thing is the background image which is an anti-grid. My anti-grid represents a kind of chaos or disorder. It’s shattering under stress and it’s unnecessary “loudness” takes away and disrupts the most important part of the document – it’s content.

The poster is high quality four-colour process with bleeds and such. Size is 11″x17″ (not the greatest proportioned size I know) and is a whopping 81mb. Take it to your printer and get it printed! I can’t pay for that too.

Making Things Look Cool #1

One thing I don’t lack is books. One thing I DO lack is space. I was recently forced — by my overflowing bookshelf — to start placing books on my precious desk surface area. Since some of my books are large format art books it was next to impossible to keep them from falling over. What I needed was some book-ends.

I first tried using an old Buddha statue and my lava lamp ( my folks were hippies) however as soon as my books started to tip everything just slid off my desk onto the floor. Poor Buddha sustained minor injuries. What I needed was something that will stick to the surface of the desk while being tall and sturdy. That’s when I came up with the bright idea of using something with a ready-made sole. Of course a pair of shoes ended up being the perfect solution to my problem. I found my old pair of Chuck Taylor high-tops and gave them a new job. The Chucks were perfect because of their height and the famous waffle-iron sole. No book could push them off the desk once I filled them with rocks. Also they look cool.