Archive for the ‘Asides’ Category

A short message to font designers

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

(hopefully our regularly-scheduled programming will resume soon. It’s been a busy summer.)

When you make your “free” font available only for “personal use” you not only guarantee that I shall not download your font, because I cannot keep track of who lets me use their fonts for what purpose, you thereby guarantee that your font will not make an appearance on the television spots my work appears in, the big-name web sites I work on, the small-name web sites I work on, or any other commericial work that might actually cause people to see your font. If you’re not a big name font designer (and sometimes even if you are), making your work available for free gets your name and your work out there.

…Just a small message from my other life as a graphic designer-type-person.

Remarkable anonymous works

Monday, October 4th, 2010

At Art Inconnu
Master of Osservanza

Art Found Out

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Pretty much everything on this site is bloody amazing.

All Art?

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Now, I can’t say if this site really lives up to its name, but it sure is something. A little tricky to navigate and arranged somewhat puzzlingly, it nevertheless contains a serious amount of serious art (and a little bit of not-so-serious art.)

yet another link

Friday, June 11th, 2010

if remedios varo and kalmakoff (both of whom I adore) had a baby, it might be this guy. From @escapeintolife.

william morris

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

an old love of mine, william morris. probably one of the first things to make me think about illustration at all.

julie blackmon

Monday, June 7th, 2010

While I was in Philly this weekend visiting family the new kitten appears to have done something with my wacom pen. This is not so good.

In unrelated news, Julie Blackmon is a remarkable photographer.

Stapleton Kearns & Powerspots

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Stapleton Kearns has an incredibly useful blog all-around, but I really liked this post on “powerspots.”

some time wasters for you

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

this takes a bit to get the hang of, especially before you can afford extra ink, but it is a challenge. And the folks who are good at it are REALLY good. – Doodlebug (been around forever but it is still fun)

and of course the venerable isketch. if anyone is ever up for an expert round, give me a holler. still the best online faux-pictionary I know of, especially in the expert rooms (the basic rooms are typically partly-filled with morons and jackasses, don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

Ellis Nadler

Friday, May 21st, 2010

This guy is a genius. Really great work across a variety of media, including woodcuts. His Cards of Wu (which is what I first saw of his, via A Journey Round My Skull) are fantastic, but so is his other stuff.