I use graphic design, infographics and writing to translate the verbal to visual (and back).

Totalitarian hairology: Soviets

Pinterest widget hack for free WordPress blogs

(graphic) design images on Pinterest

I decided to join Pinterest so that I could integrate the images I pin into the sidebar of my blog. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered there’s no easy way to do it—pinboard plugins are available for self-hosted wordpress.org blogs, but not on free wordpress.com. Could I create a workaround using one of the existing … Continue reading

Leap year lettering

Leap Year lettering, Avenir

Altered images, subway edition

Altered Bridesmaids movie poster, "Ride Me"

Subway posters aren’t designed to be interactive, but sometimes they get hijacked—graffitied, blackened, torn and rearranged. Generally, I enjoy the results. The posters are ads to consume or deflect, not frescoes to revere. The altered versions tend to conform to just a few common themes. It isn’t exactly original to draw a moustache on someone—Duchamp … Continue reading

MOTHER letter

Title still from Bong Joon Ho's "Mother"

I’m an online misfit when it comes to self-disclosure. Sharing works in progress, sketches and half-formed ideas, not to mention my real name, has all the appeal of walking the plank naked (now I’ve turned creative anxiety into a porn scenario). But I like it when other people do it, and I recognize the disconnect … Continue reading

Viewing motherhood

New York Lottery Mother's Day poster

I am a daughter, but not a mother. Dorothea Lange’s famously photographed migrant mother had seven children at the age I have none. What I guess is this: once you become a mother, you cannot be impartial, observing life without participating. You are vested, primal. Writer Sarah Black describes a mother’s transformed gloss on reality … Continue reading

Storage Deluxe’s logo typo

Storage Deluxe logo = SNL d*ck in a box

Logo design, meet dirty mind… Is the oddly scaled box in Storage Deluxe’s logo an appropriate fig leaf for the friendly neighborhood mover hefting it? Not according to Saturday Night Live…

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