Category: Art

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Redesign 101: The Flag of Michigan

Today I’m starting a new series called “Redesign 101”, where I try into improve on the designs of common flags. As a graphics geek, I think that there are a lot of crappy flags...

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The Rule of Tincture in Modern Design

Heraldry is the art and study of coats of arms, seals and banners. It’s the medieval equivalent of graphic design, and as someone interested in both history and design, I’ve always found it fascinating....

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Scarborough Faire 2012 Photos

Scarborough Faire is an annual Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, an hour south of Dallas. My friends and I went back in 2011 and had a blast, so when the 2012 festival rolled around,...

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The Towers of Downtown Dallas

Downtown Dallas has one of the best skylines in the country. In my five years of living in the Big D, I’ve never grown tired of looking at it. But skyscrapers aren’t just designed...

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The Signs and Murals of Deep Ellum

One day in late spring, just before the weather got hot here in Dallas, I took my camera down to Deep Ellum. This is a hippie/artsy neighborhood just east of downtown. It’s seen the...

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Super Mario iPhone Platform

The home screen on the iPhone is made up of little blocks, as are the bricks and boxes in the “Super Mario” series. So one day, I put two and two together and made...

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The Corporate States of America

Update: Due to popular demand, The Corporate States of America is now available as an 18×12″ signed and numbered poster. This is a map of “The Corporate States of America“. For each of the...

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Helvetica

Graphic designers really like Helvetica. For the last 60 years or so, this font has dominated the world of visual communications. If you have an iPhone, you look at it everyday. Even if you...

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The Salazar Bunker: No Signs of Life

You don’t expect a bunker to be inviting, but this place was darker and gloomier than I expected. It wasn’t the kind of bunker where civilians took shelter in wartime; instead, it was a...