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A Music Video for They Might Be Giants

I’ve been thinking a lot about how dreams blend into waking life for a music video—a project that felt like a bit of a dream itself. If “sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul” (as environmentalist Edward Abbey once remarked), being a designer may provide lifelong cover from such an affliction. The practice […]

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This Book is a Camera (really)

Book Camera Book Camera — A dream project turned legit-thing-you-can-buy*! ^ (or make!) *Thanks to an enthusiastic response, the book is backordered until February. Apologies for any holiday inconvenience this has caused! For the past couple of months, I’ve been searching for the right sequence of cuts and folds to turn a piece of paper […]

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Because the internet is really big…

They say that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing, but I’m beginning to believe that a little bit of a hunch is far more risky. In the midst of a creative residency awarded by Adobe, my full-time responsibility is basically to explore hunches. On their best days, these inklings illuminate the path […]

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Creative Residency

I’ve been using this blog to present completed projects. The internet seems to bend towards “finished.” Which is understandable — unfinished work is tricky to share. Intentions are less evident… and it often involves ugly pictures of plywood. But I think if done right, showing process can cede a bit of psychic authorship to the […]

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Where Records come from…

“They were notorious for making their records out of dirt (literally) from the Milwaukee River.” —Dean Blackwood (Revenant Records) The path that music from the past takes to arrive in our hands today is often so tenuous—the odds so stacked against its documentation (much less its preservation)—that it is truly amazing that we have any […]