Shop Update!

Aphelion phone

kaandam phone

80s Halloween small

SWMP DAY small

Newly added art in the shop! All proceeds go towards you getting some sweet wall art / canvases / iphone cases / throw pillows / clocks / etc. which is a sweet deal for you!

Geometry Deer!

Some new goodies added to the shop. It looks pretty good on the tri-blend black shirts, if I do say so myself.

Done by hand, which is definitely less than recommended. There are automatic converters and the like these days, but those feel like cheating. Still: So. Many. Triangles.

Dymaxion Map of the World on sale for Bitcoins

If you want to click a button and have a fully printed map shipped to your front door, there’s still the Society6 option. However! If you want to do a little legwork and go down to your favorite print shop to have one made for you, you could save some money.

Introducing my new sale:

Simply go here and exchange Bitcoins for the ability to download the file. The coins go to me (0.14 BTC), the high resolution lossless .jpg (2′ x 3′ @ 300 DPI) goes to you. Throw that on a flashdrive and have it printed however you want. Easy!

Now, I’m trusting you with this one. I’m giving you the printing resolution file itself and technically you have the ability to pirate it to the rest of the world, it’s true. I’m assuming you aren’t going to spit in the face of some kid who spent a lot of time making a map because, let’s face it, those are the sorts of kids who don’t have many friends. So. Don’t be a dick, and I’ll give you the ability to make derivative works for your personal printing (maybe you want it in a different colour or something? Go for it!) but tell you that it’s not cool to further sell or share it. Cool? Cool. Thank you.

Enjoy!

Wander. Wonder.

A new poster! Finally

Super busy over here, and I’ve taken to writing things that aren’t posted immediately, namely: both a three act comic and an entirely unrelated novel. But, of course, LTKMN gets short fiction posts every so often.

But, if you’d like to buy the above poster from our good friends at Society6, you should do so here. The usual formats are there (posters, art prints, stretched canvases, etc) but it’s also available – and I think quite fashionably – as an iPhone back. Take this simple philosophy wherever you go!

Note, the printed poster version doesn’t have the Acrylo logo in the corner. Other than the obviously branded stuff, I try to keep things clean for you.

Until next time!

The Speed of Hertz

Fantastic look to the old school. And really, it’s not even about the graphic treatment, that’s just to stand out – the true beauty here is that they went back to the roots and the message takes over the ad. Each poster has one message, one selling point that it demonstrates. It’s clear and concise.

Graphic artist Chris Gray for studio DDB New York for client Hertz Auto Rentals

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Guy Fawkes Poster

I tread posting this very lightly, as the figure has come to mean a great number of things to various people and I don’t want to establish myself as a supporter of anything since, well, I’m not really a supporter of anything.

In the meantime, if you don’t know the story of Guy Fawkes, you should probably read it as it’s some really interesting history and moreso since we’re sort of experiencing a repeat of it lately, though in slightly different flavours.

So, today is November 5th and a day of significance for Europe (but increasingly global as of late) and since I wanted to do a poster for warmup anyway, I figured I’d do something fitting.

Scrapbook 26

Saarinen grasshopper chair

Warm minimalism.

It’s silly that I need that adjective. Minimalism, despite common reputation, is not inherently cold. But, I’ve ranted on this before, so I’ll leave it be.

Anonymous’ graphic design abilities

I wrote briefly about the psychology of brain v. brawn and how humans tend to decide you’re one or the other, rarely both, and I think the same effect can be seen here:

Coders are rarely seen as having graphical abilities.

And so, in order to amplify their apparent coding (or: hacking) abilities, I suspect they deliberately made the post as visually awful as they could, resulting in the above. Because really, I’m pretty sure every single one of them has a friend or knows somebody who would be willing to do it – this assuming nobody in the entire far reaches of Anonymous could do it themselves.

Just an interesting observation on psychology. I wonder if it isn’t also true in the brain / brawn world: smart people being deliberately weaker or strong people dumbing themselves down slightly.

Relating to the event itself, the Occupy Wallstreet thing, some interesting things are happening. Taken from that site:

A message to blue-collar police:
Do not do what you are told. We are peaceful and you know this. We offer you coffee in the morning and water in the day. You always refuse and we know that’s because they told you to.
Speak of the crimes of your supervisors. We will help you. We are expressing the same frustration that you feel. You are the 99 percent. Join us. Join our conversation.

As with anything that involves large groups it’s hard to generalize who’s ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ (if that even exists at all) and of course there will be examples everywhere of non-conforming group members. Yeah some police will be particularly, if not unnecessarily, violent. Yeah, some protesters are causing more trouble than they should. But for the most part I think most of the group’s intent reflects the quote above, and I think a lot of the police would be for it if it didn’t mean turning on their jobs. It’s sad, but big systems like that tend to be sluggish and archaic when dealing with events like these.

So, I’m not affiliated with any party, really, but these are events shaping our world right now and I think awareness is a good thing.

NSFW

So yes, language warning.

But I think without the language it wouldn’t have the same meaning., you know? So it that sense, I feel it’s warranted.

And it’s all good advice. Heed it.

Stay awesome.

Via

8/365 :: Vintage Typography

Definitely a lot more in my comfort zone here, which, according to the point of the project, isn’t a great place to be. Break out! Expand the skillset. Make mistakes. That’s the true goal.

Still, I’d forgotten how fun this style is.


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