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I am passionate about many things. Some of which include photography, motorcycles, design and discovering craftsmanship.

Some of the projects I have documented here: Kawasaki KLR 650 Rebuild.

Tuesday, Aug. 9th

Milton glaser reviews Olympic logos throughout the years. My favorite scathing criticism is of London – Summer Olympics 1948. Milton claims: "This logo reveals that not all images will work together. The rings and parliament remain unrelated. The typography is sad."

I've always had a strong affinity towards Tokyo Summer 1964 by Yusaku Kamekura and Mexico Summer 1968 by Lance Wyman.

Friday, Aug. 5th

It's amazing how much a city can change over time. Keep your eyes peeled for the "Cut Rate Drugs" sign.

Monday, Aug. 1st

Even if you don't fly fish, I find it hard to believe you wouldn't enjoy this almost 8 minute short film.

Thursday, July 14th

New MasterCard logo by Pentagram and Bierut

"Every day clients want to know what will it take to be the Nike swoosh," Bierut says. "They think that these logos are born like this on day one and of course they’re not. For any company that achieves that, it’s because they’ve made a long investment in the use of primary elements. The reason those things are rare is that it’s so easy and tempting to get bored and say, 'We’ve had it for five years it’s boring; let's change it.'"

Monday, May 23rd

This PDF put out by NASA is an interesting read about the legibility and illegibility of certain typefaces and some of NASA's findings with typography.

Wednesday, April 20th

Friday, April 15th

There were many design challenges and learning opportunities I experienced during this process, not all of which took place in Photoshop.

Friday, April 15th

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Thursday, March 31st

Possible future comparison of New Zealand's flag in emoji

I love flags. They're really interesting. I even had the opportunity, through working at Rally, to create pixel perfect images for each flag in the National Geographic iOS App.

What's even more interesting is the possibility of a major country changing its flag in the modern era and seeing even small ramifications of that in… emoji.

Sunday, March 13th

I hate to have two posts in a row linking to Bjango, but I sadly don't update my blog often enough and Marc Edwards continues to bring thought and insight that's well worth sharing.

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd

Marc Edwards continues to make great tools for the design community. From preview tools, writing on design, photoshop actions to an upcoming design application he has been a mainstay in the interactive design world. A resource that I find myself continually referencing. Now, Marc has come out with some really great icon templates.

There has been some imprecise tools here and there, but nothing that one could continually rely on to have the correct and latest sizes. I hope this set Marc has just released will fill this need.

Friday, Jan. 29th

I always enjoy reading breakdowns of typography. Seeing what works with a typeface, what doesn't work and the reasoning behind certain decisions is eye opening. There's a lot of smart details with the San Francisco typeface, that I think many don't notice.

Tuesday, Jan. 12th

"Swiss in CSS is a homage to the International Typographic Style and the designers that pioneered the ideas behind the influential design movement."

Friday, Jan. 8th

"Inspired by the great tradition of optical theatres, Holorama brings several iconic scenes from the history of cinema back to life. From Twin Peaks to Apocalypse Now, from E.T. to The Big Lebowski via Jason and the Argonauts, Holorama gives these famous scenes a third dimension using a simple holographic process based on a semi-transparent screen, mixing the image of an extremely faithfully built model with the characters extracted from the original scene."

Monday, Dec. 28th

Hwee-Boon Yar writes: "I wrote a couple of Ruby scripts and pulled charts from the iOS US app store using RSS feeds from Apple, downloaded the icons and extracted the primary colors used in each icon. I then wrote a Mac app to generate the numbers, charts and tables… The app icons for each chart are then stacked vertically. The taller a column is, the more commonly that color is used for icons in that chart."

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd

"The recent release of Safari 9.0 brought a great new feature: pinned tabs. These tabs are locked to the lefthand side of your tab bar and stay in place, even when you open a new window or relaunch the browser."

Tuesday, Dec. 8th

Nothing new. Just make things work better.

Monday, Nov. 30th

Friday, Nov. 27th

"The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission has released a staggeringly detailed historical dataset covering over 1.1 billion individual taxi trips in the city from January 2009 through June 2015. Taken as a whole, the detailed trip-level data is more than just a vast list of taxi pickup and drop off coordinates: it’s a story of New York. How bad is the rush hour traffic from Midtown to JFK? Where does the Bridge and Tunnel crowd hang out on Saturday nights? What time do investment bankers get to work? How has Uber changed the landscape for taxis? And could Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson have made it from 72nd and Broadway to Wall Street in less than 30 minutes?"

Monday, Nov. 23rd

Thursday, Nov. 19th

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Wednesday, Nov. 18th