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The Art Assignment #3: Intimate, Indispensable GIF

In which The Art Assignment visits New York-based artist Toyin Odutola and receives the challenge to create a GIF! But not just any GIF–it must articulate something intimate that is indispensable to you. My Entry: My (current) favorite words EPISODE

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Amor Fati – New Shirt Design

A new addition to my Redbubble t-shirt shop – Amor Fati. The three Moirai, the Fates, Clotho (the spinner), Lachesis (the allotter) and Atropos (the inexorable). This is one I didn’t draw myself, but found an old wood carving image

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Kinsey 6 Shirt

In time for pride, my new shirt design. You can buy yours here… If you were curious about what it means, here’s some information on the Kinsey Scale.

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Cat Tower Brainstorming

Some ideas I have for a project I’d like to do – a cat tower piece of furniture for the cats to have someplace to sit. The first was an idea I got from a cartoon. The other idea I’ve

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Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane

We popped into Rocket Fizz on Monument Circle yesterday during a walk, and I picked up this Wonder Woman Candy Can that contains candy stars. I didn’t realize it also had this awesomeness inside – plans for building Wonder Woman’s

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Electrasteph’s Desktop Comics: Adventure 1

Wherein I make a comic completely out of objects found on my desk at work. [Disclaimer! all of these characters are property of DC Comics. This is a parody work; no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.]

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Team Pie and Team Cake Shirts

I’ve been meaning to make these shirts since the first Twilight movie came out, because I never cared much for Edward or Jacob, but I do care a lot about dessert. I also have a vague recollection of having a

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Indianapolis Reform School Band Shirt

A shirt design I put together, inspired by this photo: The Marching Delinquents. Now that’s a school band I imagine I could fit into.

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Unreliable Narrator Shirt

I was reading The Story Within the other day, and in the middle of the chapter about points of view, they have a section on the concept of The Unreliable Narrator [An unreliable narrator is a narrator, whether in literature,

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Online Housecleaning

I’ve been doing a lot of housecleaning, site-wise over the past several weeks. I’m in the process of converting over some of my older blog sites to wordpress, shuttering others, and putting up fresh new “coming eventually” pages at all

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Aesthetics Department T-Shirt

I saw some sweatshirts like this years ago in a catalog when I was too poor to buy one. Now that I’m older and have more disposable income, I haven’t found one like it – at least not a nicely

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Nancy Drew “Girl Detective” T-shirt

I’ve loved Nancy Drew since I was a kid, and I had a cool shirt with Pamela Sue Martin’s face on in when I was in elementary school. I always wished I had one with the silhouette on it, so

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Welcome to Brighton, Iowa Shirt

Welcome to Brighton, Iowa

Brighton, Iowa is the small town my dad’s family is from – my grandparents owned a family farm there for over 80 years and many of my extended family members still live there. Until a few years ago, there was

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Captain Marvel T-Shirt

I added my first Marvel Comics title to my comic book pull list today – Captain Marvel. The “new” Captain Marvel is the former “Ms. Marvel” — Carol Danvers the female adjunct to Captain Marvel from the old comics, before

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Font Awesome, the iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap

The iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap via Font Awesome, the iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap.

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Produce as much as you consume project

In the spirit of this article I linked to the other day on Jimiyo, And a challenge from the unmarketing blog on twitter: “For one day this week, stop consuming info and create something.” I’m going to try to set

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Things I totally did not do at work

“The Tiger could be riding atop a firebolt that is dripping blood, while holding a scotch in one hand and a snickers in the other.” The results of a far-ranging discussion about what our team name and t-shirt design should

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Illustrator play

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Photoshop play

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I heart Franklin Gothic

I really do. Here it’s a lot more apparently why Franklin Gothic is better – the fanciful lowercase g, the Sturdy uppercase M. In Century Gothic and Futura, the M looks like it’s about to do the splits. In Century

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All in a day’s work

One of the best things about working for a big corporation is that you get to see real life examples of the Peter Principle in action. For example, I actually really received this as a note on a design I’m

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Screwing around in photoshop

Making some half-ass wallpapers for my iPhone

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Testing the diagramming features of OmniGraffle

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Harry Potter Shirts

The Harry Potter Shirts I designed for us to wear to the release party to night at my mom’s Barnes and Noble store in Noblesville….

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SXSW thoughts

One of the first things I plan to do is take a closer look at Microformats and see where I can mark up my site appropriately. While I was sitting in the panel, I downloaded the firefox operator extension, and

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