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February 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Fallen Footwear Logo | Category: Announcements
Fallen Footwear Logo

Since I don’t have enough to do lately, I started working on another unsolicited logo design, this time for my friend Jamie Thomas’s company Fallen Footwear.
It started, as many of these do, with my waking up with part of it in my head. This time it was the middle Ls. As you can see in the rudimentary sketches on the left in the picture below, they form an arrow pointing down. That was to be the guiding visual concept for this design, which evolved over two weeks of intermittent sketches …

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February 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Illustrations for the Hong Kong Review of Books | Category: About, Announcements
Illustrations for the Hong Kong Review of Books

Thanks to Alfie Bown, I am now doing illustrations, like the one below of Umberto Eco, for the Hong Kong Review of Books.

This sketch was done from his photo on the cover of MIT Press’s reissue of his 1977 book, How to Write a Thesis (MIT Press, 2015). I’ve been experimenting with quick sketches with very little planning, partly to capture that hot space, and partly because I just don’t have time to do the kind of labor-intensive drawing I want to do.
Thanks to Alfie and the HKRB! Umberto Eco, …

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February 04th, 2016 | Comments Off on Follow for Now, Volume Two on Zer0 Books | Category: About, Announcements
<em>Follow for Now, Volume Two</em> on Zer0 Books

I am happy to announce that Zer0 Books is publishing my new collection of interviews, Follow for Now, Volume Two: More Interviews with Friends and Heroes. Of my first collection, Maria Popova of Brain Pickings wrote, “Relentlessly stimulating and insight-packed, Follow for Now is the kind of book I’d like to see published every decade, and devoured every subsequent decade, from now until the end of humanity.” In the spirit of bringing that thought to fruition, I am stoked to have this scheduled for release ten years after the first.

This …