08.02.12 by Jeff

Snail Mail

Snail mail from the last month or so.

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07.02.12 by Jeff

Pow Wow / University of Hawaii

Pow Wow / University of Hawaii
Next Thursday I’ll be speaking at University of Hawaii alongside some really talented friends! If you live out there please come say hello! I’d like to organize something like this for Vancouver at some point!

06.02.12 by Jeff

Pinterest

text word art on Pinterest

I started a Pinterest to collect text art! You can follow me here.

If you come across images I should include or you just want to plug your own Pinterest account, let everybody know in the comments below!

23.01.12 by Jeff

Disney Joy Division t-shirt?

Disney Mickey Mouse Joy Division t-shirt
Weird news of the day: Disney is actually selling a Mickey Mouse t-shirt inspired by Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album, via their Disney Store. Are they pandering to hipster parents at the cost of their brand image? Is there a negative to associating Mickey with a band, whose name is a reference to sex slaves in concentration camps, and a lead singer who committed suicide? The shirts have all sold out.

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19.01.12 by Jeff

Tock Tock / Giveaway

Tock Tock Clock Dubbleyou Giveaway

Sara Spence makes these nice little custom Tock Tock clocks and she’s letting me give one away! So who wants it?

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18.01.12 by Jeff

PROTEST / SOPA and PIPA

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have heard that the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that will destroy the free and open Internet we have today. The SOPA (Stop Internet Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) bills are ludicrous and there’s a lot at stake.

Today Wikipedia, Wordpress, and more than 7000 other websites are participating in a “black out” to protest these bills. I haven’t blacked out Booooooom, but I want to show my support for the protest with this post (and it will be the only post until tomorrow).

I’m a Canadian living in Vancouver but Booooooom is hosted in the US, and bills like SOPA and PIPA put the future of sites like mine in jeopardy. Communities like Wikipedia (whose sole mission is to provide free knowledge) will not be able to operate as they have for more than a decade. If the US Congress passes this legislation it will be a matter of time before it happens in other countries.

The following is taken from the video description:

“Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW!

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.”

http://www.fightforthefuture.org/pipa

Don’t take my word for it though, read up on it for yourself! If you’re an American and you feel strongly opposed to it, you can write to a representative (here and here).

27.12.11 by Jeff

Ghost Knigi / Book Giveaway

Benjamin Sommerhalder Ghost Knigi Nieves book giveaway
Ghost Knigi is a beautiful children’s book by Benjamin Sommerhalder, editor of Nieves books. I’d like to give away a copy of this book to someone who has a kid, who has one?

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26.12.11 by Jeff

Monja Gentschow / Giveaway

Artist Monja Gentschow recently created a beautiful set of playing cards and I have two decks to giveaway! So who wants ‘em?

Playing cards by Monja Gentschow giveaway

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