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Meatball or worm?

Meatball or worm?

As I watched yesterday’s thrilling landing of Perseverance on the surface of Mars, I couldn’t help but notice the big round NASA logo on the wall — the ‘meatball.’ Do you remember the NASA ‘worm’ logo? It was designed in 1975 by Bruce Blackburn (he just died earlier...

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Why should you hire an independent designer?

Why should you hire an independent designer?

As a business owner, you need materials that cut through the modern world’s visual clutter — in print, online, on mobile devices, and across social media platforms. But often you have more work to do than time to do it in. An independent designer can offer an...

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Merging three logos into one identity

Merging three logos into one identity

What happens when one bank merges with two other financial institutions, but they all need to keep their individuality? Countless experiments and revisions, for one thing. In recent years, Sunflower Bank merged with First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage. Despite...

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U.S. Grant through the years

U.S. Grant through the years

I've been listening to Ron Chernow's epic biography of U.S. Grant on CD (38 CDs!). While listening, I drew these five portraits of the past President with a variety of ballpoint pens. The drawings were mounted on 8" square wood panels and were displayed at the Sandzen...

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Published!

Published!

Thanks to Jason Ryberg of Spartan Press for including three pieces of my work in his new poetry anthology, Somewhere Between Kansas City and Denver. There's a book release party scheduled for August 22 from 6-9pm at SPARK in Downtown Salina. See more info about that...

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House moving

House moving

I watched an entire house get moved across several blocks in Downtown Salina. The people handling the project were incredibly skillful. The way the big semi could maneuver the entire structure over its new foundation was quite the sight! I'm glad I had my sketchbook,...

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Botanical Watercolors

Botanical Watercolors

These eight botanical watercolors are the result of my Novitius Pictor (Beginning Painter) project from several months ago. I learned a lot while meticulously painting these leaves and flowers, including the fact that I don't want to do this kind of highly-detailed...

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Type Safari update

Type Safari update

Here's an update to my Type Safari project with a few additional letters from signage -- old and new -- in Downtown Salina. If you see a sign that qualifies, send me a message here.

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