• October 12, 2015

Bad Game; Good Photography

I have been a Dallas Cowboys fan since before I can remember. I’m not sure how this came to be other than when you grow up in rural Western Iowa, your local (and even regional) NFL rooting interests are limited to the Chiefs (a 4 hour drive), the Vikings (5 hours), or the Bears (7 […]

  • October 5, 2015

A New ‘Do for This Hairdresser

One of the first projects I worked on for a client outside of my immediate circle of friends, family, and business acquaintances was an email campaign for Scott System, a Colorado-based manufacturer of concrete form liners and brick inlay systems. The marketing director there had received a mailing that I had sent on behalf of […]

  • September 17, 2015

The Life and Type of Adrian Frutiger

A headline unexpectedly caught my eye this afternoon. Adrian Frutiger, one of the world’s best known typographers, passed away last week at the age of 87. Born in Switzerland in 1928, Frutiger experimented with stylized handwriting and penmanship as a boy. As a teen, he apprenticed at the Otto Schlaefli printing house, before being recruited […]

  • May 12, 2015

Design’s (Sometimes) Tough Calculations

My son’s elementary school held an ‘Invention Convention’ yesterday for 5th graders from across the city. He and a friend had been working for the past few weeks on a pencil with the lead and the eraser mounted on the same end. They were supposed to determine specific needs, investigate solutions, document the costs and […]