Thursday, June 30, 2011

REFERENCE LIBRARY/Taliban Don't Surf PT. 2

My previous post, below, showed some of the content and concept of the Taliban Don't Surf print. Above are a few aspects of the craft of the design; from first thumbnail sketch (dated 2/21/11) and notes, to illustrating type specimens and creating other analog elements for use in the collage. After a few dozen digital comps, films are ripped, screens are coated and burned, inks mixed, paper trimmed and registered and squeegees pulled.

The final product, a two color, 18" x 24" screenprint, on 100# archival, black stock is available now (6/30/11) via

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


A few pieces of digital ephemera that serve the story of the upcoming Taliban Don't Surf print, available June 30, 2011, exclusively at

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Bohemia Signs

Typophiles in search of inspiration should check out some of the beautifully crafted specimens from New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco, CA. This kind of signage is a obviously a rare thing these days and really add some visual spice to the pedestrian/bicycle-friendly neighborhoods in SF.

New Bohemia Signs and Steve Powers (ESPO) have an upcoming exhibition at Guerrero Gallery and their Flickr set is worth a look, too. Photos via Juxtapoz.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Field Research / Indiana / Vol.1

A few of the vintage typography/lettering samples collected during recent field research in my original hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana.