We Need New Narratives

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Essays, Journal Entries | No Comments

I wrote this back in February of 2017, so anything that seems dated, is. “I can’t wait till it’s over.” That was a common phrase I read and heard all throughout 2016. With the passing of each beloved, once controversial cultural icon we would memorialize them and bemoan our lot in the same breath. We […]

The New Taboos

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011 in Essays | No Comments

Every year brings change and this is no different. Why should it be? While we all deal with our personal issues, it’s important to put them into context of our society at large. Why? Well, put into context, issues seem both easier to deal with and easier to understand. So much of our interactions are […]

The Soul in the Postmodern Era

Posted by on Jan 23, 2011 in Essays, Journal Entries | No Comments

We live in curious times. With the progress that has come to symbolize western capitalism—from the 6 month product release cycle of electronics to the pervasive starburst containing the words NEW! and IMPROVED!—the most important things are principles we have always held dear, or rather things we look to for their permanence and lasting qualities.

Oh, Comic Sans

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 in Design, Essays, Journal Entries | No Comments
Oh, Comic Sans

It’s no secret that designers do not like this font, and it seems to be a bit of an internet joke to show pictures of it being used inappropriately in things like term papers, informational signage, and warnings of harm to life and limb. There have been countless articles written on why it’s so bad, […]

The Truth & Reality

Posted by on Nov 14, 2010 in Essays, Journal Entries, Uncategorized | No Comments

Once upon a time in the 90s I used to collect hockey cards. The brand we were into at the time was Topps, but in the game of one-upmanship that is retail, an upstart card company called The Upper Deck came out with better designed card stock photographs. They were glossier, and while they didn’t […]