Typo in 2012

The second-last day of the year is arguably a decent time to look back at the top Typo-Graphical posts for 2012. Everyone else is doing it! In short, 2012 was all about T-Files interviews and graphic novel reviews. [Read More]

Martin Wong Presents

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2012 was a pretty great year for me on several levels. Through Imprint I got to work pretty closely with Martin Wong of Giant Robot fame. He was recently invited to put together a show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, and it’s going down this evening. The lineup features three of Martin’s favorite bands: Sandy Yang, Bongoloidz, and It’s Casual. $8. 21+. Should be good. More info at the link up top.

In Blog We Trust

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I started this blog to compensate for the void left when I stopped writing for Digital Gravel. I was communicating with tens of thousands of people on a daily basis, for several years, and I missed it. So I started this blog to give myself a voice, and to curate more content – just for the fun of it. It has been something of a resume over the years, and the hours I’ve put into it have paid off in unexpected and mostly intangible ways. [Read More]

LEGO x MUJI

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I’m a huge fan of LEGO, and a huge fan of MUJI, so this was essentially a no-brainer for me. That said, I did (ostensibly) get it for my 6-year-old daughter. Luckily, I’m pretty sure she enjoyed this as much as I did. This one is the “Move” set and there are two others available online. I would caution that it does a) require a hole punch and b) involves some pretty finicky scissor-work so it’s pretty appropriately designated as 6+ toy.

Light Regions

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Light Regions is a collaboration between photographers Michael R Dueñas and Ryan Correll. Michael and I have been trying to find the time to do an interview for this site. In the meantime they’ve been staying busy, recently shooting a lookbook for a streetwear brand I’m not familiar with – Ikon by Domefits. The model is Left Brain from Odd Future. Here are a couple shots, hit the link to see the rest.

Complex’ 25 Most Important Artists 2012

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Rather than pretending our own individual opinions actually matter, let’s just agree these things are totally subjective, and that this Complex list has some undeniably solid names on it. In arguably-unrelated-news, I just saw the Ai Weiwei documentary Never Scared and having done so, I’m inclined to agree with his pole position this year. Always good to see the homie Patrick Martinez get some well deserved credit too. Via Acclaim.

Character Test

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Big fans of Wes Anderson’s movies will no doubt find endless hours of entertainment in this Which Wes Anderson Character Are You? infographic from Flavorwire and Jennifer Lewis. Or at least a few minutes anyway. Unless, of course, it tells you you’re a character you really didn’t see yourself as, and ruins your whole day/outlook on life. Via Acclaim.