The Hearst Castle is an amazing place. Designed to look old world, it is a pastiche of various European styles, strung together without any historical context or aesthetic guidelines. I took this batch of photos on a recent visit. » Read on »
I first saw Trona driving towards Bakersfield from Death Valley. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a burned down house and decided to pull over to investigate. Swinging around the block, there were another few burned down houses, and even more that were clearly abandoned. The inhabited ones were few and far between. It seemed to be well on it’s way to becoming a ghost town, but there were still people hanging on. » Read on »
10 days, 2,600 miles, 8,600′ above sea level, 200′ below. Good times. » Read on »
Last night, I went to Heinhold’s First & Last with my Jane and my sister. Getting drinks, I noticed a sign behind the bar that I hadn’t seen before: “We welcome all Nations except Carrie.” Which is brilliant. » Read on »
I got a Lens Baby squeezy lens and wanted to take it for a test dive.
Dad would have been 71 today. My uncle’s been sharing some stories, like he does every year on this day. I’m sharing them here (as well as some of my own).
My colleague Stefan Gutermuth and I recently completed redesigning UC Berkeley’s Art Department website.
Jason Batzer was my friend. After a long battle with depression, he killed himself last week. » Read on »
Some jobs don’t work out for whatever reason, and this is one of those. However, I like the design, and wanted to post the mock-ups here. » Read on »
The Cielito Lindo Apartment complex sits across Park Boulevard from me, tucked behind some other buildings. Without knowing where it is, you probably wouldn’t find it. » Read on »
Finally finished giving my lovely and talented wife’s website a redo that’s been a long time coming. Now you can finally see the images on a larger scale, sort them, browse them, and keep up with what she’s doing.
If you’re ever in Pahrump, Nevada (maybe you’re visiting Art Bell, one of the brothels near his place, or just there for a little wine tasting), I suggest you stop by the place with the Free Yard Sale sign out front. I don’t know what that means, either, but he’s got a lot of cool stuff to take pictures of.
Whew – it’s been a few months since I’ve posted any work here. Part of that’s because I’ve been working on finishing off the film (ALMOST THERE!), part of that is because I’ve been too damn busy to document what I’ve been up to. » Read on »
Here we have the cover for the newest Generalissimo Record. » Read on »
Seems like this year I’m going back to working exclusively in black and red.
Here’s the final record by Ovipositor. It’s called Everyone Has Their Tipping Point.
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The Electrical Audio forum is a place I virtually hang out at a lot. It’s a unique place, full of extremely intelligent people from a wide swath of backgrounds.
A few months ago, a group of people from the forum decided to put out a quarterly series of records featuring some of the bands who hang out there. » Read on »
Cartographer are a great band from the bay area and good friends to boot. I designed and printed the sleeve for their latest record, Hats, Capes, Dark Arts. » Read on »
So I’m making a documentary about Michael Yonkers and The Blind Shake. They’ve been collaborating on some great music for a while now, and I decided to document it. » Read on »
Yes it has been a long time since I posted. For someone who spends much of his professional time building blogs and encouraging those for whom he builds them to post actively and often, taking almost 2 months off between posts is not good form. I’ve, uh, been busy. Do as I say, not as I do.