Several months ago Salina Downtown asked me to create an illustrated map to highlight attractions in the area. The map was to be printed as well as serve as an online resource, showing the ever-changing construction zones. As we finished the stage with all the major attractions, the decision was made to include retail shops, […]
Clay Jenkinson, the man who portrays Thomas Jefferson on The Thomas Jefferson Hour podcast says that to truly be ‘Jeffersonian,’ one should attempt to grow some of their own food. So in that spirit, I planted a cherry tomato bush this year. My harvest was a grand total of six teeny tomatoes. Here’s a painting of […]
I had a fun time at a recent life drawing session. These are three of the results of the evening.
I’ve been obsessed with all the Naked Lady Lilies (Amaryllis Belladonna) blooming for the past month or so. I did some mixed media experiments, with mixed results. The one on the far right is in process.
Have you tried 7 Up’s sparkling lemonade, Lemon Lemon? The product rolled out last spring, but I’m just now taking a closer look at the award-winning packaging and promotion, which is colorful, contemporary, and really works to create a happy, summery feeling. In addition to packaging, the brand visuals include lifestyle photography and social media graphics, […]
Remember a while back I made some comments in a post about a new branding campaign for Rhode Island tourism? It was created by design legend Milton Glaser, and the campaign was not received well. I wasn’t crazy about it either, and now Rhode Island has scrapped it.
Do you know what an abecedarian is? According to Wikipedia it’s an inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in order. I’m hunting for all 26 letters in Salina Downtown, an adventure called a ‘type safari.’ Each of the letters should be somewhat vintage and maybe even historic — no post-1960s-urban-renewal signage […]
Remember the poor guy who got blamed for mistakenly sending the alert about the incoming ballistic missile? It’s not all his fault. Bad design is at least partly to blame.
To celebrate Presidents’ Day, I followed the recent suggestion that historian Clay Jenkinson made to the current president: read through some of his 44 predecessors’ inaugural addresses.