Swiss Color P-words set in Poynter Old Style Display

In an effort push my usage of color into new territory, I begun to re-read Josef Alber's Interaction of Color. For a number of years now I've really enjoyed going to swisscolors for inspiration. I've found that if I try coming up with color schemes like this on my own, I tend to be overly critical of highly saturated and contrasty schemes and eschew them for more mon[...]

12 Documentaries for Makers, Designers, and Creatives

Over the years Joie and I have watched all kinds of documentaries together. There are all kinds of great documentaries out there that I'd put on a list of favorites. But as time went on, a different list started to form in my head of the movies that most influenced the way I think about my work, design, and creativity. I've googled "creative documentaries" and th[...]

Nobody Respect My Vision

There are so many classic lines from The Disaster Artist to choose from. The main consideration I put into what line to use for these pieces is how quotable they are. I opted for "Nobody respect my vision". It turns out nicely that it conveys the theme from the film so well. A man who pursues his dreams in the face of adversity and ridicule eventually receives acclaim[...]

Film Panoramas: Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel stitches are finally complete! This is my third run since I started sharing the Film Panorama project with you, almost exactly two years ago! If this is your first time seeing this project, I dig into a little more detail on my first post on Wes Anderson's Hotel Chevalier As I mentioned in with the Hotel Chevalier stitches, Wes Anderson[...]

Not a Place of Jelly-Man Toys

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a bit of a staple in my house. There's this particular line in the movie... Walter had received a Stretch Armstrong toy for his birthday and has been carrying it around with his brief case. His new boss (portrayed by Adam Scott in as insulting and rude a manner as possible) begins to pick on him for it, and as Walter starts to zone o[...]

Israel - 70 years

2018 has been a year filled with opportunity. Going to Israel in the middle of such a historic moment was breathtaking. They are celebrating 70 years of nationality, the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem this last week, the 800th anniversary of the Franciscan Monks in Jerusalem, Shavuot and Ramadan were both taking taking place last weekend, along with increasing tensi[...]

Did you just say Cauliflower to me?

This weekend my dad and brothers went on our annual father/son retreat. We usually screen a film in the evenings on these outings. This time, when Evan and I heard the other fellas hadn't seen Steven Soderbergh and Rebecca Blunt's "Logan Lucky", we knew we'd had a winner. While there are a number of endearing scenes of dialogue in the film, nothing beats the way Adam [...]