Looking from NYC

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I’ve compiled a group of photos that I’ve shot since January around the city. The categories grouped themselves as I started looking back. Biggest surprise going through the photos was […]

Clear Sans, my fav font of 2013 in Typographica

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Below is my review of why Clear Sans from Typographica was my favorite typeface of 2013. For quite a few years Typographica has invited an assortment of people to talk […]

How Twitter confirmed the explosion in Harlem first

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There’s a post on Gigaom from Ted Bailey of Dataminr talking about how were were able to verify the sad explosion in Harlem before local news. Titled How Twitter confirmed […]

Kevin Cyr & Gary Taxali

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Kevin Cyr and Gary Taxali currently have solo exhibitions on display at Jonathan LeVine Gallery until March 22, 2014. Fans of visual design have probably come across both individuals work […]

Interview with @NormativeDesign

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A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk with friend Amrita Chandra of Normative Design. You can read the full conversation on Normative’s blog with the post titled […]

My Photo Flow

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The assumption is that the smart phone has supposedly made it easier to take a photo but is that really the case? It seems like people are pulling out their […]

Dataminr for News

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Last week at the Time Warner Center it was announced that CNN and Twitter had Partnered with Dataminr for News. I’ve linked to a couple of the articles that speak […]

Riding around the Hudson in the fog

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Before I started my morning ride around the Hudson I knew it had the potential to be pretty special. I started biking pretty early just as the light appeared to […]

Looking Back at Year in Review Product Sites

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With the new year upon ourselves it makes sense to make predictions for 2014. Unfortunately this post isn’t going to talk about possible tech turns for this year. What I […]

2013 People #walkingtoworktoday

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Looking back over the last year while I was #walkingtoworktoday, I’m starting to collect some of the images that fit together. Over the past couple of years I’ve really enjoyed […]

Loved opening and unboxing 53′s Pencil. Here’s my notes #benchmark

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Chances are that if you are a designer and have an iPad of some size you’ve probably come across 53′s Paper app. If you have you may have come across […]

Reviewing the Snugg iPad mini Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard Case

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A couple weeks ago Snugg contacted me to see if I would be willing to test drive one of their products. The timing happened to coincide with me buying the […]

Looking Back in Photos from the Past Couple of Months #thankfulSet

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Having been in NYC for the past seven years now I’m still trying to get used to Thanksgiving. To be honest I never got the idea of it in Canada […]

Entering and Remembering a Passcode

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It’s funny what tiny details can be triggered from the past. Many years ago I was with my banker replacing a card. All I had to do was enter my […]

Fall Cycling Around NYC

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I’ve been a fan of watching the Tour de France for quite a few years but never had the courage to ride on the streets of NYC. That changed last […]

Looking at Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy

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Over the weekend I took the train up to the Museum of the City of New York to view Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy. On display was a curated display […]

Designers Should Be Using Both iOS and Android Together Daily

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Earlier this spring I switched mobile operating systems from iOS to Android. I had been used to the iPhone for a couple iterations but decided to switch to a HTC […]

Trying to find good new music on Spotify using the Guardian

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Everyone has their own systems to find new music whether it be through friends playlists, blogs or potentially using Shazam to name but a few. Once new music is found […]

Woodside Banksy

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Like many other’s I’ve been keeping an eye on Banksy through the interwebs play around NYC. Between people uploading images to Instagram or videos on Youtube it’s hard to miss. […]

Type + Copy

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It’s been a while since I put together a collection of type photos from around NYC. This set was shot between July through October. For the most part they were […]

Automating Location Info

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Over the weekend I spent some time enjoying a nice fall day in Central Park with my girlfriend Peggy. While shooting some photos I noticed an interesting problem with location […]

Timely and helpful info within a couple clicks #Obamacare #Higgs #GovShutdown

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There’s a lot of mis/information flowing these days. Between the US Government Shutdown, what Obamacare means, and who won the Nobel Prize in Physics to name a few. Sure there’s […]

Bing finally has an identity?

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Scott Erickson, Senior Director, Brand and Creative for Bing spent some time at the office yesterday talking about the new Bing identity. Just in case you’ve forgotten what the old […]

Opening Reception for 10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013

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Attending the Opening Reception of 10 Years of Wooster Collective gave me the opportunity to look back on the influence of Wooster Collective and how discovering information there influenced street […]

Comparing Jay Ward of Pixar’s Process to Product Design

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Reviewing my notes from Ford’s annual thought leader conference, the Sculpting the Future talk seemed to have the most scribbles in my notebook. The talk was comprised of Seth Godin […]

Diego Rivera in Detroit

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Reading In Detroit, a Case of Selling Art and Selling Out quickly reminded me of a recent trip to Detroit. Ford had invited me to attend their annual thought leader’s […]

Street Level Info Design

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No matter where I start my walk to work in the morning I tend to find myself on 30th st at some point. Inevitably I’ll end up walking under a […]

Busy Day at Dataminr

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Today was a pretty significant day at Dataminr, below are a couple of articles from the press talking about the new round of funding and what Dataminr does. WSJ LIVE: […]

Giant LEGO Star Wars X-Wing in Times Square

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Last Thursday thru Saturday there was a Giant Lego Star Wars X-Wing in Times Square. Using 5.3 million LEGO bricks and taking over 17,000 hours, the true to scale X-Wing […]

Forbes Career Advisor iPad App Release

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I’ve been waiting quite a long time to write this post. I’m really happy to mention here that the Forbes Career Advisor iPad app is now available. This was the […]

AIGA Colorado’s Bordo Bello in NYC

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NYCxDESIGN snuck up on me pretty quickly. I haven’t had much of an opportunity to get out to many events yet. Looking at the calendar there’s a ton of things […]

After a week with my new HTC One

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I had my iPhone 4S for almost two years. It was decent enough though I had wanted a larger screen two years ago. Before buying the iPhone 4S I had […]

Monotype’s Pencil to Pixel in NYC

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If you love type and you’re in NYC this weekend and find yourself in Soho, perhaps make the trek to Tribeca to see some original type (and process) with Monotype’s […]

UXD Flow

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For the past couple of months I’ve been co-teaching with Luke Miller at Generally Assembly. The class is UXD with the goal of those taking the class could be hired […]

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