The 50+2 Project


Latest fun thing to do: my 50+2 project, a new mixed-media art piece every week of 2016 for each state (plus PR & DC). I mean, I have a lot of paper samples to get rid of. Might as well do it in a creative way.

2015: Even More Fun and Getting It Done


As I predicted last year, 2015 was jam-packed with awesome. Once again, the world around me tore itself apart in chaos and stupidity, but thankfully very little of it affected me. I felt very lucky to enjoy time with family, old friends, new friends, travel, baseball, design, biking, music, and work: This year was the

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Keir-By-Bike, 2015 Edition


Simple one today, but it’s kind of a big deal. Most of my accomplishments these days are cumulative.

“They shifted the statues for harboring ghosts.”

When I was a freshman at UCSB 20 years ago I raided the local Morninglory Music for used CDs. Got R.E.M.’s first 3 albums cheap. Chronic Town, Murmur, & Reckoning have always been a subliminal soundtrack to one of the saddest stories I knew of that year. My roommate Rob and I weren’t close but

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AIGA Santa Barbara Fall 2015 Event Recaps

More AIGA SB event recaps! Members Meeting: What’s in Your Head? (9/23/15) Sarah Berger: Stand Out. Stand for Something. (10/15/15) Classic Letterpress Workshop (11/7/15) Also got to help out AIGA NOLA with a map for the Design Conference in October, included here.

Portfolio Presentation at SBCC


Yesterday I got to reprise my guest speaker gig in Jennie Jacobs’ Intro to Design class at Santa Barbara City College. This time I actually prepared, so it went much better than last year. I talked about my career, creative philosophy, and work—presenting some of my best stuff from over the past 12 years. I’m

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New Music! “Rotten Miracles” EP by Keir DuBois

(Cross-posted from Finally, after months and months of half-assedly cruel neglect and public broken promises, it’s here! My first solo release, a demo EP called “Rotten Miracles.” Listen to it right here (and buy on Bandcamp and soon, iTunes!): Rotten Miracles by Keir DuBois Twenty years into an expensive hobby called “music,” I’ve already

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DLTA+DTLA+WeHo+Traffic+AIGA = Worth It

Forgot to post back in July that I enjoyed two AIGA Los Angeles events within a week of each other: “Writing for Designers” at the Unique Space (with Irene Hoffman from AIGA SB) and “Music + Design” at the Downtown Independent. Re: the former, writing + design = two big chunks of Keir catnip. Re:

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AIGA Santa Barbara Spring/Summer Event Recaps

Catching up with my AIGA SB event recaps for spring, summer, and fall (so far): Doodles and Brews at Captain Fatty’s (4/20/15) Portfolio Day 2015 at Brooks Institute (5/2/15) AIGA Leadership Retreat in Grand Rapids, MI (5/28-30/15) Ben Jenkins: Live Slow, Make Fast (6/25/15) That’s not even counting our “Inside Out” mixer in July and

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