In 2007, an investment firm hired my studio, ERA404, to design an “Indiana Jones diary” for a global investor, as a unique way of showcasing their findings from a literacy study they conducted. Part of the project was creating a dozen or so original illustrations from his travels. One of the illustrations was of Huckleberry Finn rafting down the Mississippi River. I confess that I borrowed inspiration from an iconic book cover when creating the artwork.
A few weeks ago, a friend and colleague pointed my attention to an article on VentureBeat.com which incorporated a cropped version of this illustration. On a whim, I did a Google Image Search, and was able to find that this image has been reproduced, re-cropped, and re-used in 8 pages and 90 links worth of results, making it one of the most frequently returned images in Google searches with the keywords “huck finn river”.
Tattly made me (quasi) internet famous.
Tattly Founder/CEO and friend, Tina Roth-Eisenberg, reached out to me over the summer and asked me a strange question. She wanted to know if I played any of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted games and knew of the game’s main character, Nate Drake. You look a bit like him, she said.
Get yourself a set from the Tattly shop.
Adobe’s Project Comet, coming in 2016, promises to let us design and prototype websites and mobile apps with the same tool.
More than just allowing for interactive prototypes—which we’ve done with Invision—it also provides functionality to let us update the design (seamlessly with Photoshop and Illustrator) without losing any changes to the prototype, and touts lightning-fast performance with intuitive layout tools.
If you thought the only thing scary about paper was the occasional paper cut, think again. Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami brings the screams with 20 spooky kirigami (cut-and-fold) designs. Each project comes with a precise template and clear instructions with plenty of photos of the entire process and all the ghoulish-greatness of the finished project, so you’ll know you’re on the right track. From Gallows Hill to Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s castle, every Horrorgami project has been meticulously designed by noted paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, who has exhibited his horror-themed paper sculptures all over the world.
While Horrorgami‘s extremely thorough instructions make these projects great for beginners and seasoned paper veterans alike, there is quite a bit of cutting required and it may not be the best solo project for children.
I’m happy to announce that Citarella Gothic Regular is available for download at MyFonts.com. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and encouragement since I released Citarella Gothic Ultralight back in January. Your support (and purchases) has really been a tremendous help in pushing this project forward. Thank you!