If you love “Radiolab” and “This American Life” like I do, you will love “The Memory Palace”. In the words of iTunes: “Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, always super-great.” They range from 3 to 2o minutes long, but you’ll need an hour after each story to digest. This is a really good one [...]
Sometimes being so far from Madison and the Midwest is rough. This Sunday the Underground Food Collective is having their last spring dinner at Madison Sourdough. It will be an amazing time and the food will be out of this world. PS—Those are my Dad’s Trellis’ back there. If you’re in the Madison area get tickets here.
Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger is a cerebral country-western concept album that tells a story of a rebel preacher who has taken to the road after killing his cheating wife and her love. The story telling is non-linear so I can never tell whether the preacher finds new love as he runs or whether it [...]
In the second edition of “Dave blowin’ up his spots” I bring you “Leeds Playbills“. I have no clue how I ever found this, but it’s another great vintage poster resource. There are high-res images available that are just big enough to get a real feel and appreciation for the texture and imperfections of ink on paper.
I discovered the Circus Museum while strolling through the internet a few years ago. It is an unbelievable site with a seemingly bottomless supply of strange vintage circus posters circa 1880.
Last winter, when I visited Grandma Gloria in Janesville, Wisconsin, we dug around the basement. We happened across an old cigar box filled with old correspondence and calling cards dating around the early 1900′s. I asked her who they were from, but she had no clue. Evidentially, she had freed them from an attic of a house she [...]
So in college I was part of a music collective called “Splinaz”. It consisted of all sorts of friends and acquaintances, but the main contributors were Andrew Garman (aka G3), Evan Miller (aka Rowley), Marshall Bussen (aka The Professor Milky B) and yours truly. Splinaz has been quiet for a minute, but, whats this? A new mixtape [...]
The year of 2007 was was the year that I transitioned from a high school educator to a career in design. While I was looking for my first professional opportunity (which turned out to be as a Graphic Designer at Gempler’s mail-order catalog) I took a job as a contract illustrator at the Patient Education [...]
Teaming up with my buddy-turned-aspiring-film-maker Adrian Hopkins from Bureau Blank, we designed the opening title and credits for the film “On The Run,” which was featured in The New School’s 2011 Noir Festival. Since the film’s story of a man challenging his fate is a tribute to the classic Film Noir genre, we wanted the titles [...]