For the past few years, Jeremy Dean has been one of my favorite designers out there. He's a fellow East Coast kid, still intoxicated with the youthful influences of DIY culture, skateboarding and underground hardcore. He seems to effortlessly balance the syntax of the digital and analog worlds, countered with the right dose of humor and middle fingers. Among other things, he's responsible for Hardcore Archaeologist, the always popular Flyer Fonts and heavily-photocopied and crusty, Bad Neighborhood. Follow him on the Twitters.
Oh, and he's a great pen pal. Thanks for all the inspiration, JD!