What with zipping off to Michigan for AIGA the next day, I didn’t get much of an opportunity to soak in the first U2 show I’d attended in 10 years. Short review is: the band is kicking ass, the set and performance for my particular show (the first of five in Inglewood) was great for
Your nakedly cynical appeal to local sensibilities worked like gangbusters on this map geek. Well played indeed.
At long last, the final four: Week 49: Yet another quickie, for Elliott Smith’s 1997 song “Say Yes,” but I couldn’t help myself in this case. Em had just discovered Elliott when we met 18 years ago, so you can guess how happy she was, as a longtime fan, to finally take her turn at
My first student portfolio day review as AIGA SB president is in the books. I won’t lie, it was a big event, and I feel a lot like I used to after gigs with my bands 10-15 years ago—exhausted and ready to get drunk. More here on the AIGA SB site.
All this week and next at mybandrocks.com: the “HFITF X” series, focusing on the 10th anniversary of “How Far is the Fall,” Honey White’s only full-length studio album and one of my favorite creative experiences. Today is “best song on the album” day, where all 4 of us unanimously choose track 5, “Blacking Out.”
Only finished two doodles and as many brews at tonight’s AIGA SB “Doodles & Brews” mixer, which means we have to do this again very soon. Two of the contest themes were “What’s in Your Cup?” (Messie Nessie, a Scottish stout) and “Clients from Hell” (“make it pop!”). Super fun event artwork by Jennie Jacobs, too.
Slogging on… Week 41: a derivative slapdash mash for “Handshake Drugs,” my favorite one by Wilco (2004). If I can’t sit through the fake fake debates on House of Cards, I’ll never endure the real fake debates between Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 2016. No, I don’t think Jeff Tweedy wrote this about
As the first Ventura-based AIGA SB president in many years, I consider it my moral duty to warp Santa Barbara with as much Ventucky as possible. Doing our 2015 Portfolio Day at Brooks’ Ventura campus is definitely a good start. The artwork above is my variation on the cool theme (a type treatment of our
Just wrapped the third AIGA event of 2015 this past weekend, so I get a little breather before the next two in late April/early May. I’m gonna try and recap every event we do this year over at the AIGA SB site, and if I can do them all like these first few then it should
I’m told that some of my design work was up on the Times Square screens for about 15 seconds of fame today. Client is Curvature, a global IT company based in SB.