Category: Art

Original works of art, photos, poems and short stories

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A Park Atop the Continental Bridge

Dallas likes to build parks in new and interesting places. A few years ago the city built the popular Klyde Warren Park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Then in 2014, the city built a park...

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The Problem with Yellow

I like color, and I use it a lot in my line of work. Most of my art and design work is very colorful, and in my personal life, I wear a lot of...

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A Sunny Day on TCU Campus

Texas Christian University (TCU) is a Big 12 University in Fort Worth, Texas. I’ve driven by the TCU campus several times over the years, but never had a chance to stop. So one sunny...

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Coming Soon: The 2015 Brand Map

Back in 2012, I designed a map of the United States showing the most famous brand for each state. Last year, “The Corporate States of America” was picked up by BuzzFeed, Huffington Post on...

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The Charities of Swiss Avenue

Like many large cities, Dallas has unofficial districts for different industries. For example, there are a large cluster of interior decorating firms in the Design District, and a mother lode of car dealerships on...

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Band Logos in Papyrus

I have a love-hate relationship with the font Papyrus. Mostly hate. It’s one of the most overused fonts out there, and while it’s not quite as hated as Comic Sans, it’s arguably worse. Comic...

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Fort Worth Water Gardens

In downtown Fort Worth, Texas, just a few blocks from Sundance Square, lies a unique city park known as the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Designed by renowned postmodern architect Philip Johnson, the Fort Worth...

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The Architecture of UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, or UT Dallas, is a college located in Richardson, Texas, several miles north of Dallas proper. (Why they don’t call it UT Richardson is a mystery to me....

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The Guardians of DFW Chinatown

Chinese immigrants started settling in America in the mid-1800s, helping fuel the 1849 California Gold Rush and build the Transcontinental Railroad. In this pre-automotive era, these Chinese Americans often settled in dense urban neighborhoods,...