Here's something different: I made a short film. I've experimented with video in the past, mostly editing other people's projects for work. After reading a recent biography of George Lucas, I became inspired to make a short in the style of the "tone poems" that Lucas made in film school.
Saturday in January chronicles a single day in Vancouver, WA and attempts to capture the feeling of an upcoming snowstorm. I'm more or less pleased with this first attempt, although I've got a lot of room for improvement. Still, I've got to start somewhere!
The Portland area got one of its biggest snowfalls in about a decade over the last few days. As a community, we're unaccustomed to this kind of weather and it was fun to see families out having fun and people helping their neighbors. It was a special treat to have everything go quiet. I shot quite a few photos, and posted a handful to my photography blog, Written in 35 mm.
I haven't worked with colored pencils since elementary school, but I recently started experimenting with them again for a work project. After that, I was jazzed about the idea of doing another colored pencil project and I made this self portrait at the end of 2016. While I'm sure its extremely rudimentary for people who know what they're doing with pencil and paper, I was pleased enough with the result that I wanted to share.
This time every year I compile a list of my favorite albums of that year. The purpose of the list is to take a snapshot of this moment. In that sense, I'm not actually trying to find the best album of the year, but rather to identify the best album of my year as we head into the next one. For 2016, the list's rules have been amended to include mixtapes, new material compilations, and EPs (it's now a top records list, no longer bound by the studio). As per tradition, I make a little graphic to go along with it.
Say hello to Looseverse, my eleventh font. I've been working on it since late summer, the goal being to create a font that feels spry, delicate, and elegant. As a handwriting-style font that is not based on my own handwriting, it was a fun challenge to try and create something that was distinctive and would be fun to write with. I hope you enjoy it.
As always, a commercial version is available at Harried Type.
Over the last month I have re-released five of my fonts – Granite Letter, Blakeman Hand, June 5, Autumn Pixels, and Protovision – with vastly improved kerning. It's been a long time coming, and I'm very pleased to get these five 2.0s out.
All of my fonts, along with these refreshed five, are free for personal use on this site with commercial versions available at Harried Type. (Harried Type has a new Twitter too!)