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Geoff McFetridge for “Where The Wild Things Are”


We went and saw Where The Wild Things Are last night, and unlike most movies with that level of hype, I was not disappointed. Visually, it’s a beautiful film, everything you’d expect from Spike Jonze. It does an excellent job at capturing the roller coaster of emotions and feelings that you go through as a child and while it doesn’t deal with overly adult topics, it’s definitely not a kids’ movie. The soundtrack is excellent, and I was also struck by how nicely done the titles were, illustrated by Geoff McFetridge. Simple and childlike, they were a perfect match for the film. I just goes to show that good design doesn’t have to be ornate and over-done to be effective.


DVS “Wood”

DVS Skate & Create feature. So good.

The future of newspaper design?

Public Enemy

It’s hard to really quantify the influence Public Enemy has had on me… They were one of the first music acts that I got into as I was transitioning from “little kid” music into actually discovering music that I could call my own, and exposed me to another culture which was completely outside the realm of the rural community where I grew up. As a designer, the PE logo is still one of my all-time favorites, and it struck a cord with me long before I had any clue what graphic design even was. I finally got a chance to see them live a few years ago, and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, actually exceeding my expectations. Over 20 years, and still kicking ass.



It was a big weekend for winter-prep. Yesterday we split about five cords of wood, and today we stacked and stored. A Tahoe winter’s worth of heating, done. A day and a half, no screwing around. That’s how we operate. Bring it on old man winter, the EMC headquarters is going to be nice and toasty all year long.

Also got the chance to see my good buddy, The Silver Boombox Thief, aka: General of the Red Dawn, make an appearance behind the wheels of steel last night. Thanks for spinning that old-school stuff Matt, it’s always a blast.

Plant Physiology Cover, 1975

Plant Physiology

I saw this book today on the bookshelf of a forestry office, I don’t know much about it except the design is German and it’s from 1975. Super dope. Looks like it could be a piece of collateral for the Vancouver Olympics this year. Sorry about the crappy iPhone pic, but sometimes you just have to make do with what you’ve got.

Justice Remix: Let Love Rule Video

Justice is always super creative with their music videos, and I love how this video for their remix of Lenny Kravitz’s Let Love Rule is is really cool in an understated way.