Category: Art

Original works of art, photos, poems and short stories

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Coming Soon: The 2014 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,...

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The Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Arts District is a small area on the northeast corner of Downtown Dallas. Though it was first envisioned in the late 1970s, most of the buildings have been erected in the last...

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The New Urbanism in Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas is an affluent suburb just north of Dallas. Addison is known for two things: the corporate headquarter buildings all along the Dallas North Tollway, and the plethora of restaurants along Belt Line...

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Texas Logos in Comic Sans

If you’re a frequent reader of this website (and I hope you are), you already know of my love of redoing famous logos in ugly fonts like Papyrus, Algerian and Jokerman. For me, there’s...

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Website Logos in Optima Font

Yahoo got some flak recently for their new logo. Done in a font called Optima, Yahoo’s new logo has been criticized for looking too much like a makeup brand. I agree that it’s a...