Several years ago I was commissioned to create a series of posters for the Traverse City Film Festival in honor of John Hughes’ amazing body of work. Obviously I’m a huge fan of practically everything he ever created, so the project was incredibly fun, and was also a great opportunity for me as I was just finding my niche as an illustrator.
I have a handful of these left in my house and I want them gone!
I started a new job recently as the Art & Design Director for a local event production company. Many friends have asked about it, but I have not had time to share any details about the change publicly, since I began right in the midst of our busiest (read: crazy) season and had to jump in with both feet—which honestly is the best way to do anything.
Have you heard the new top secret smart watch Apple is working on will give you real-time health status updates?
Here’s something just for fun. A guide for the chorophibic (that’s a fear of dancing, obviously).
Helpful for anyone recovering from strict fundamentalist religious culture (like me), the extra-macho (opposite of me), those who have had a bad experience with hips, and anyone else who’s ever had a panic attack just prior to attending a wedding.
Time to face those fears, guys! Get out on the floor and start bobbing your head and tapping your feet. Just keep those hips in check.
Stumbled across this really fantastic portrait by Magnus Plessen.
A few weeks ago marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, which I believe is the “official” beginning to Gen Xers midlife crisis.
I don’t see any peers driving around with convertables and trophy wives. Maybe Generation X is handling the midlife transition better than our predecessors, or maybe we are just too cool to care (or at least act like it).
Anyway, here’s some detail images.
Ihsan Abou Said
Download Free Print: Pete Seeger’s Banjo
Pete Seeger will always remain one of my personal heroes. It’s not his political activism that necessarily draws me to him, but rather how much he valued the things in life that really matter; how he truly believed you can change the world by getting people to sing together. I admire his commitment to working people and human rights, but it is his 70-year marriage that places him above others who I respect, into a special group of those I aspire to be.
Every time I hear him speak he manages to say something so wise it moves me instantly and stays with me permanently.
I once heard him say the happiest people he’s met are those who are hurting in some way.
At the time I was hurting pretty bad, and it was incredibly moving to hear someone else who understood how on earth I could be so completely happy.
With new albums in 2013 from favorites Arcade Fire, Neko Case, Avett Brothers, Vampire Weekend, and (after a 17-year wait) Mazzy Star, my list is relatively predictable, but hopefully there are at least a couple surprises in there too.
I’d imagined a new Churchill album on the list this year, but sadly it seems to have landed in musical purgatory after the band disintegrated last summer…
What was your favorite album this year?
Wanted to take a minute to say thank you to Go Media. These great folks have shown me a ton of love over the past year!