this looks really really usefully
May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to Haymarket incident or any of several public holidays. In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers’ Day, or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement. As a day of celebration the holiday has ancient origins, and it can relate to many customs that have survived into modern times.
If you want to support worker’s rights and have some fun, there is a march from Chinatown to Union Square that starts at 2:00pm today- meet at corner of Grand & Chrystie
I’m a big fan of Frank Chimero. His state illustrations are fantastic (when’s New York, Frank? Or Vermont, or Indiana??), and I used to have this inspirational poster as my desktop at work for a while (the “Aw, Damnit” part got to me, eventually). Anyway, Grain Edit interviewed Frank recently, and it’s really fascinating. I’m not even a graphic designer or much of an artist (though I’m known to doodle geometric shapes on notebooks at work).
The whole interview is a great read, but my favorite part is when Frank describes how he comes up with the ideas for the states. Here’s an excerpt:
Here, I’m trying out a few ideas. Something long and curling? An alligator? A fish? A manatee? Nah. That manatee doesn’t look like one. It’s too skinny. Not cowish enough. Doesn’t work well with the shape. The alligator is nice, but too predictable? His legs don’t integrate in very nicely into the shape. A train? Oh. Wow. That’s nice. Maybe we can use the smoke to trail off to the left to fill that difficult space. Ok. Bingo!
So cool. Anyway, Frank also mentions this great video he did for Good Magazine. I hadn’t seen it before and I suggest you watch it both for his great drawings and for the info.
Oooh this is just awesome. Do want. This is from here.
and the original inspiration:
restaking my claim to dumb posts about animals.
You can read Miranda July’s the Shared Patio online. I like to read it at work when I’m feeling down because I find it oddly uplifting. The line about the whale’s tiny wise eye is my favorite.
Today is the fifth day I have spilled coffee on me. Thankfully, today I was smart enough to wear a dark blue dress so you can’t really tell. But I basically smell like a dunkin’ + deodorant.
I am working from the home office right now… which is kind of hard to do and stay focused. Let me illustrate:
Don’t worry. Everything will be ok.
Also, in case you were wondering, we do have a T-I 89 in our apartment in case you needed one.
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I’m not certain if it’s a blog or just a gallery but I like it.
See 67 more HERE
it’s like future desk
and I really like this…wish we had this
Today is a day about finding headshots for the House of Representatives. Some aren’t as cute. Meet Butterfield.
I just added a CNN world news feed to one of the website I maintain for work, and guess what’s on it today? This article. I’m glad it is able to brighten more people’s days.
I often feel this way. There’s this really nice guy who sells really good Italian-style coffee in a cart near my office and seems a whole lot happier than me. And I always think “that’s the life. He’s got it all figured out.” Then I realize that I’m destined to work in an office…for the rest of my life.