The unique and socially acceptable way for mature, sophisticated men and women of the world to revert to their teenage personalities. In a good way, of course.
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
For stadium #14 on the tour I returned to Denver with Em in tow and it was a blast, especially the part sandwiched between two Red Rocks concerts (Avett Brothers and Wilco): a stop at Coors Field to see the last-place Rockies sweep Atlanta, 11-3.
I think I’ve arrived at a new old-man-hobby: I’ve lived in Ventura for 11+ years, but in all that time (or ever, if my slapdash googling is accurate), the city has never had an official flag. Oh sure, there’s an official seal—but that’s not a flag, and anyway according to vexillologists seals shouldn’t be on
When I originally started this “Design A Song” project in May 2014, the idea was to make it a weekly vehicle to keep my design gears moving by illustrating one of my favorite songs and/or lyrics. I felt like my design skills were atrophying as I took on more and more project management at BBM&D
Home from the land of beer, rain, and well-designed furniture. The AIGA Leadership Retreat just gets better every year. These people are the best and I can’t wait for 2016. As before, I did a more substantial recap on the AIGA SB website here. TL;DR: Third time was definitely the charm.
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.