26.10.08 by Jeff

Blogging 101

This weekend my friend Terri (The Conveyor Belt) and I were asked to speak on the topic of blogging, at the University of British Columbia! It was actually pretty fun to share the little bit I’ve learned so far, running this site. The best part is we were paid in my second favourite currency: Beer (second only to diamonds).

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After I spoke, someone stood up and said “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.” I thought that was a little rude, maybe that’s just me.

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20.10.08 by Jeff

Andy Chung

Allow me to introduce some local talent, Vancouver-based Andy Chung! Andy submitted a skateboard design to Project #4 which led me to his website and the rest, as they say, is history (and by history I mean I snooped around his website, grabbed a few images and wrote this little blurb – I thought it sounded cooler the other way). Andy is currently in his fourth year at Emily Carr, the same art school (now University) I graduated from.

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12.10.08 by Jeff

Facebook group!

I have finally started a Facebook Group! I originally started a Fan Page but Mark Zuckerman (aka the world’s youngest billionaire) really didn’t make the Fan Pages easy to promote so the Group will replace the old Fan Page. If you’re looking for a quick way to promote your own work or share interesting links, join the group and post to your heart’s content.

02.10.08 by Jeff

Errol F. Richardson

Fantastic little characters and handmade type work by Errol F. Richardson. Love the little cinema related illustrations.

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02.10.08 by Jeff

Desired Hearts

Another site in the vein of Threadless and DesignbyHumans has entered the arena. Desired Hearts. How are they any different? “With every shirt you order we’ll give at least $2 to the charity of your choice. Why? Because its the right thing to do.”

I like seeing this sort of thing, and would love to see them succeed. The site is brand spankin’ new (still beta in fact) so that’s a heads up for all you designers – Get over there before every other kid with their finger on the halftone filter does.

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30.09.08 by Jeff

Twenty2wo Magazine

Adam over at Twenty2wo just released the second issue of Twenty2wo magazine. You can view the magazine online, download it, and even purchase a printed version. He has some really great content (I have linked his posts a couple times) and applaud the extra effort he is putting in to make Twenty2wo a unique and inspiring experience for his readers.

If you are looking for daily photography/illustration inspiration Twenty2wo is a good place to start. A quick scroll of the blog and I’m sure it’ll be in your Google Reader in no time. I’ve stuck a few more images from Twenty2wo Mag #2 below:

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25.09.08 by Jeff

Tauba Auerbach

I admit it. I have a design crush on Tauba Auerbach. Actually it’s not a design crush it’s more like genius-envy (wow I’m copyrighting that). The article on her in the latest RVCA ANPQ was so engaging I had to find out more about her. She is equal parts artist and math-enthusiast. I have always been a fan of logic-puzzles and lateral thinking books, and when I look at her work I get excited about it in a similar way.

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22.09.08 by Jeff

Project #3 Winners!

Congratulations to Krissy and Mr. 44! You have been randomly selected as the winners of the Uprinting.com giveaway. Both of you will each recieve 500 business cards courtesy of Uprinting.com just for participating in the project.

Both of you will receive an email from the company shortly! Thanks to everyone who participated. Look out for the next project to launch ASAP – it’s another good one.