Category Archives: Get Inspired!

The Geometry of Design Makes me Happy


A few weeks ago my colleague, Doug Avery recommended I check out a book that he recently read called the Geometry of Design. The book was incredibly interesting, illustrating how mathematics can enhance design and take it to a whole new level. A whole section of the book showed the geometric foundation behind the design [...]

Inspiration: I met the Walrus


Since I have been light over the holidays with posts I thought I would share with you guys a fantastic short animated film. Right now it is airing on which is where my friend Keith saw it when he passed it along to me, but after a little bit of investigation I found that [...]

My Favorite Letters Flickr Pool


John Boardley of “I Love Typography” has started a Flickr Pool where you can share you favorite letters of your favorite typefaces. It is fantastic to  browse all the unique letterforms displayed as ornate pieces of art, and super fun to create one for yourself. Throughout the group there are a number specimens that make [...]

Webucation: What I learned at Barcamp DC


This past Saturday I attended my second Barcamp DC. If you are not familiar with what barcamp is you can read what I have written about it in the past here and here. This year the talk that really caught my attention was that of Jeff Brown’s, a teacher at Damascus High School in Montgomery [...]

Question: Web Design History?


I am currently teaching introduction to graphic design at CDIA Boston University. The class is an exploration of basic design fundamentals reinforced by corresponding examples of revolutionary works of Design. It also happens to be the first class in an  extensive design program, so it is very important to expose the students to a wide [...]

SoCal: Typography, Surfboards, & Recharging


I had never visited  the West Coast so earlier this year Jim and I decided that this  was the year to do it. The week before last I took my first real vacation  that didn’t involve parents, my job, or the internet.  Southern California seemed to be a solid bet for good weather and good [...]