Exhibition Book: Past, Present, Possible; K/R Architects; Beijing; Fall, 2014




We keep our dictionaries out of order. As in, we tear out the pages and rearrange the order. It's quite beautiful. It isn't very effecient as a resource in the traditional sense, but the internet now provides that appeal anyway. The way of going about it is not yet methodical, which should be a more refined approach than it is, or has been. But it shouldn't be rushed. This way treats the print dictionary with respect and as the story it is.For us, the idea of looking up a word is an uncertain and endless task. Because what you do when you look up a word in the print dictionary is really, opening up the entire dictionary, not just the location of the word you are looking for. And then, let’s say you do make it to the word you are looking for in one piece, what happens, or has the probability of happening, is a journey that will last much longer and take more abrupt and gradual turns than you had ever imagined because you cannot stay within the boundaries of that single word. Every word within the definition of every other word is indeed its own entry point–that make up a system of many, many entry points for distractions and discoveries of that day or any other. We look around first, to see what exists in front of us already. And then we determine what is necessary. We also try to imagine what T.S. Eliot's first words might have been, and more tragically, how much sooner they would have come had he been put on medication for being a silent little boy until he was four years old. Those words, more than likely, would not have been his poignant, and seemingly uneccessary, statement: "Look mother it's raining out."





Series of Capabilities Posters; SYP; 2018









Identity/LeadArt for Exhibition: K/R Architects at Art Basel Miami







Folded Poster; Self Promo Peice.













Iconography set; SYP
















Concept/Look Book for Marina Ambromvic project; K/R Architects



Meeting engagment materials; SYP



Icon Set: The 13th Cities. For Storefront.






Website; Parallel for K/R Architects

Editorial Illustration; Zero Hope; (Post Election), 2016.







Wordmark for vertical; TheDailyBeast




Editorial Illustration, Tiger's Private Pain; TIME.com; 2016.













Weekly promotion banners; The Daily Beast







Variois animated graphics; NewLab








K/R Cont


Creative Direction + Design for Monograph (their second); K/R Architects















Minimal Invasion Logo


Logomark ; Minimally Invasive / NewLab Newsletter; 2016.























being talented > being on-line

Q: Your new, yet to be released images capture the work in more honest, blatant, actual... terms?
A: I think so. What we're trying to do is invite the looker to see the work in ways that are more everyday. In other words, to present them with a series of shots that, yes, indicate ability and expertise, but also realize that when the work isn't being set up for a sterile, benign photography, it's being left next to the toilet, or in your grimy bag, or it's 1 of the 15 browser windows you may have open...you see?

Edward Wright is still underappreciated.

Hipsters = Dipsters = Sinisters = Sipsters = Ripsters Ministers

Q: Have you left the water running again?
A: I'm afraid I have...but only briefly this time.

Q: Is Up Is In In Still?
A: I'm happy to say so.

Q: What would you say to a young designer; or any other designer.
A: Stop making posters and shred all your cotton mades.

Q: 330 Broome St, fall of 2008?
A: There are so many answers to this question, and more so: questions on top of questions.
A: The photograph of the A's flyers pasted to the wall says it all.

Q: Do you remember the first time you died?
A: Of course I do.

Q: Is that book you're reading about 100 frogs?
A: Actually, it's about 1 Frog.100 ways.

Q: Is part of you still there?
A: Just about all of me, actually.

Q: You've listened only to one album this past 6 months?
A: When i've had the time to sit down and hear music, yes, it's been spent with only a single album.

Q: What is noise, though?
A: It's anything. And it's all the time.

Q: Is there enough still in the urban?
A: no. noise is all that exists.

Last Sunday?
A: Just sweeping the apartment. Listening to Milton Babbitt. You?

Q: When you're listening to Eastmen, you feel as though you may be in a Tarkovsky film?

Noise is all that exitsts.

The Disintegration Loops, William Basinski

A: I had vision, sun bathed vision, that I finally had the field of brush and ruins...at such costs.

Q: If I were to have an organizational pattern for the project stacks/piles/mounds:


watching: The Great Silence (1968)
reading: A Maddening Sound (New Republic, May 2016)





Somethings were just meant for a larger screen.

Q: When you read or see something about how some trending studio declares the way to start a project is with research or reading or "being in a library"... what is your response?
A: (I chuckle) Everything begins with what you already know. That's the point. Wherever you are: a library, a bathroom, a galaxy far far away...you should start with what you already know and add or remove from there.

Q: 2019?




Q: Off the top of your head–let's say, if you had to say–how many chapters in various collections of mass media criticism are titled "The Photograph"?
A: Off the top of my head I can think of 4.

Q: 2019?
A: And*, yes*, so what*, ok* do go* on...*

Q: In the future, will coincidence, or even chance, remain?
A: I doubt it. And tjhat saddens me.

Q: Including the refrigerator? The record player? The lamp?
A: Yes, everything in the apartment has been unplugged. There is no more hum.

Q: The participants of these design thinking validation debates is predictable.
A: Yes, they are the same opportunists who made it up to begin with. Now that they've been found out, they're jumping ship. Also predictable behavior.

Q: Did you see that Moon the other night?
A: Did I?!!?!

Q: You recently found Edward Hopper's "Office In A Small City" particularly relevant to your own predicament?
A: Yes, I did. I am mine, afterall.

Q: You predicted the recent demise of The Outline over a year ago?
A: Yes, 1) that guy Josh Topolowikisiwiwill-whatever is a real snake, a typical media-marketing leach. 2) the focus on visual design really was an overkill, the ultimate misinformed design fetish overkill.

Q: practice > iteration?
A: Yes, Practice is a more human sentiment and adresses the human nature of design more humanly–are we even human?!!!!













Q: Are we in the moment of overly branded spaces?
A: In some spaces, like walking down the city street, yes.


Q: The simulation talk?
A: I would recommend this: we try to put this thing we label existence into a more controllable perspective by asking, or, understanding it this way: "We don't live in a simulation, we live in a manipulation." Let us resolve that first.





34 x 44 Poster; The 13th Cities Project






Q: "I like it, what is it?" This response really bothers you, I know.
A: It does. I'd usually respond with: "Why does it have to be something? "









Q: When a grown person, especially one in a management role, ends a department wide prompt with "...asking for a friend."–
A: –sorry to cut you off but, yes, it's bizarre at the very least, leadership by immaturity at the most.

Q: Is the internet round?
A: What you mean is, i believe, is the internet accessible ?

New ≠ Innovative.
Old ≠ Out-dated.

If you've never been to the Dallas/Ft.Worth airport, you really should go, primarily to see the logo in person.

A: Yeah, sure: the George Condo interview, the Eastman piece, ... yeah they do all open and play at once after I've realauched my Chrome. This is what noise in the communication model has become for me in 2018.

–you should know, and I should be the one to tell you:
it rained earlier.

Q: Will you stack a URL?
A: Of course. Let's get distinct, you know.

Q: Did you chuckle at the circumstance around you as you worked on everythinglooksthesame.com?
A: You mean, the time I went to Williamsburg?
Q: Yes.
A: Haha, yes I did chuckle.

Q: The way this woman is moving about her garden on a cloudy spring day: tossing buckets and tarps. Not even angrily, but even worse: nuetrally; this makes you wonder if she has even a tiny soul?
A: Yes, just the tiniest soul in her, would do.

A few of the q/a highlights:

Q: Should there more tension, conflict, arguing, screaming, pausing, refelcting, inventory?
A: Yes.

Q: Yeah, but is it mobile friendly?
A: It's barley desktop friendly, man.

A: After seeing this page, I know for certain you'll request a pdf...






Q: Are you arragned as Stacks or Piles?
A:Both. Plus: Towers, Heaps, Mountains...

it's going to be a scorcher out there today, folks.

Q: Do you question this statement others make: "Design is in the details."
A: I chuckle immediately. Then pause and look at the person for a moment, collecting all their non verbals. I then ask "Yes, but which of the types of details do you mean?"

Q: Are you a generalist?
A: I suppose I am, yes.


it's snowing.

Q: Bury you beneath El Tule, aka El Gigante, in Mexico?
A: Yes

Q: What will be the prefix of your life?
A: .... para-

it's sleeting.

it's raining.

it's snowing, a little.

it's raining.

it's raining.

Q: Julius Eastman on Friday evening?
A: Yes.

Q: What will the majority of the printouts be on?
A: 8.5 x 11.

A: ... and yet, and yet

Q: These degrees or spectrums, or even more bluntly: the desire for a precise measure for inherently vague and abstract (non careless) classifications, variables, and senses: time, distance, place, amount, and so on makes little sense to you? (follow up to answer below: Yes, but isnt precision and intention a sign of developmental sofistication?)
A: How the Native Americans and Mexicans refer to these senses/variables makes a lot of sense (via DH Lawrence). (a: you could approach your reasoning in that manner, asshole)

Q: You know, what's such the difference between a white wall and a splattered wall for one or the other to determine an output that people want to force one or the other?
A: Well, it could be many things: rank and status, arbitrary preference, mentalness, insecurity...

Q: If someone thinks the best work can be completed (not finished) in an atmosphere other than complete quiteness (you know what I mean, no unnatural noises (a spoon clanking a bowl, a human huff-n-puff)–
A:– Yes, that person has never or likely will never complete a best work.

Q; Will you be a better Knicks fan in 2018?
A: I will be, promise.

Q: Nuance is essential to your work?
A: Yes, perhaps the most essential of all the things one would consider essential.

Q: You've said that a dream (in reference to the tidal wave series) is either, or neither, or both a recording and/or a forecast.
A: Yes, so what's the question?

A:That's correct, Typography and lettering are different things.

A: The geese flocks are late again this year.

Q: Review the condition of your books?
A: Yes, i do it often. They need to be touched, and examined for bowing.

Q: How do you feel?
A: Well, I don't feel 10 hours over 40.

Q: Ok, so why not just say "fine, fuck you FCC, fuck you Trump, and fuck THIS* Internet."
A: I guess you could do that, sure.

Q: Is it mobile friendly?
A: Of course not, it's barely desktop friendly,

A: Hatsuyuki,barely enough for snow angles.
A: Holy shit! A kigo database does exist.

Q: The Park Slope yuppie father said what of his first born son pointing from his stroller at the ceiling?
A: He said "chandelier" like the way you'd say if you were on Jeapordy, so practically and eagerly, wanting to move on. The park slope dad has no soul, he sees only the literal, practical. What the baby boy was pointing at and was delighted by was the light. The park slope father sees no light.

A: Now, doing it.."it"... IT!!! differently is purely strategic (a designer, hahahahlalalazzzzzz). But it's also innately pro-existing.

Q: It's normal to want to feel normal, and sometimes feeling normal means drinking BudLight at Ocean's 8 watching pro basketball on a Friday night.
A: Yes.

A: It's not experimental at the core, guy. It's inquiring or at least it's meddling. You need to move beyond the form of what you see.

A:– Yeah man, but look...look up here, see where I'm pointing. Yeah. My head. You design with what's in there. Your mind. Let the eyes come after that.

Q: You won't say "I told you so."
A: Well, I quit back in Jan. 2016, so that'd be a stretch, but I will say there will be justified terminations and pay cuts to the mostly wasteful top level staff at the magazines there (Time, Inc.). I mean, I'm not alone in the sentiment. Lecgacy media/publishing is long overdue for a correction; it's a welcome sight for many, I'd say.

Q: Do you miss Faye on WFMU on a Sunday evening?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you enjoy the way your skin smells after being in the sun for a few hours?
A: Yes. It's distinct, and I like it.

In order to wake up: Reading > Coffee

As children we were taught by our aunts, when learning to swim in the ocean, not to retreat from the coming wave (beast) or to make an attempt to out run the wave (beast) but that to defeat the wave (beast) we advance toward the wave (beast) and dive into its belly. And in the instance where many waves may come, we are taught to stay under water and listen for each one crash, and then resurface.

This morning's light is that light you can't actually identify but feel and sense over and through the entire sky.

Brooklyn = Suburbia

Q: You are letting the water run. Why?
A: I turned it on and then began another task.

Q: Even though it's just you, you will buy the family size bag of Peanut M&M's?
A: Yes.

Q: Is it funny to you that so many designers mistake practice for process.
A: Yes, it is, and also tragic.

Q: Have you hit a wall?
A: So to speak, I believe so.

Q: ScreenShot vs. Bookmark?
A: Ahhh, good one. Sometimes both.

Q: Why did online become normalized?
A: After a select few gave it to us (implicitly), the people made it so. I blame everyone.

Q: Youre goin with: "I had the Boss on, Nebraska album, and it just kicked me in the ass, you know, so I went out on the street and got drunk and felt good."
A: Yes.

Q: All you want to do is read RealLife online and draw tidal wave sequences?
A: Yeah, unrealted activiites, but that's all I really want to do.

Q: Is it true that you pitched "I'll read an amiri baraka poem in the time it takes to sing the national anthem during the Jets next home game?"
A: I did pitch that. Kneeling as a bystander to the singing of the national anthem was more than a gesture in the beginning. The next step is to interfere even more with the tradition, by offering an alternative to the act itself.

You want honesty? Ok> I'd rather be drawing my tidal wave dream sequences.

City parks are dumb. The city is the city. Nature is Nature. Never the twain shall meet. hahahahlolololzzzzzzz

Skies of America has become the national anthtem again, at least for me.

it's going to be a scorcher out there today, folks.

There is a difference among time and effort, as in what may take a lot of effort may also, or not, take a lot of time?



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________ , E


Q: Will you be insubordinate at the office?
A: I will, yes, but only for the necssary cause. For example, if a person in a snanke or talentless–or best case, both– will.

it's raining

Q: Some band named Passenger covered Fast Car recently?
A: Yeah, it sucks. But it's Fast Car afterall, so it wasn't so bad.

Also, Roberta Flack's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is the best version of that song . Johnny Cash is second. George Michael, thrid. Though, some white dude on XFactor nails it like no one else a few years ago. Jennifer Hudson's is great too (but doesn't top her stunning edition of I WIll Always Love You at the Grammy's)

So what if I cry during Xfactor clips?

Q: The new remark is titled: (In) The Shade of (a Skinny) Pine

Q: Wangs's grits are the best in New York city?
A: Yes, unexpectedly, but the 50/50 balance of savory and velvet.

Q: More Adrianne Jeffries; way less Leah Finnegan?
A: Leah needs to write less/zero about her internet woes and how terrible the internet is. It's like she has just now realizing the core of what the internet is doing to us all but acts like she discovered something insightful. Adrianne Jeffries actually writes about internet implications.

Q: People who bring lounge chairs to the park are stupid?
A: Yes. The field is too be laid among, or within, but never upon.

it's raining...

Q: Baltimore is an amazing city, and you miss it, and you can't wait to return?
A: When I left almost 10 years ago for this pile of shit NYC I felt I'd return at some point. It's home, essentially.

Q: Do you quietly despise the bus riders who don't exit through the rear door?
A: Yes. But I do appreeciate the rare rider who makes that effort and understands the significance of the gesture.


Q: Still love fast car
A; Yeah, perfect song.

Q: Comfort?
A: A series of white walls forming a frame or stage, with a single rectangle window nearer the top, in some range of years from 1990-1994, summer or winter, usually both. Youth, or not: it's the same comfort, childish ideas and fears, and shiver. Above, there is a woods and pond in view from the ladder to the recrangle window. But all of that is gone now.

Q: "All the birds have left this tree"
A: That was my immediate realization when I sat down on the bench next to the tree on the street (Carroll) being gutted and torn apart.

Q: Today you suggested an illustration of an aborted fetus cryogenically frozen as part of the series of any two opposing technologies?
A: Yeah, you gotta know your audience you know what I mean.

Q: Are you up and down, in and out of your seat, often at the office lately?
A: Seemingly; that behavior had escaped me until recently.

Q: Do you think anyone at the NewLab office gets the irony in your "I Am Not A Machine" printouts you've placed around the building?
A: Yes, No, Maybe.

Q: How will you begin the presentation on Monday?
A: with this: "I don't want you guys to flip/out over this, but I went a little nuts on your project and made this for you instead."

it's raining

Q: You might just hold the octave key all session long?
A: Yeah, i just might today.

Here we go again with the use of multiple typefaces in a setting.

Titles: 1. Fork, Spoon, Knife; 2. –or parts of them.

Q: When you listen (simultaneously, most likely coincidentally or even normally) to 4'33'' and another composition (say a Babbitt, or a Pade, or even Sonny Rollins) does it count?
A: Depends.

Q: Speaking of... do you wish JAY-Z's 4:44 was more like Cage's 4'33''?
A: It's funny you can find both on iTunes.

Toggling (accidentally, yet in an expected order) from Arthur Russell to Andrew Hill is quite mesmerizing.

Q: Yes, or no: The new Walker Art Center website is better than the original?
A: Hard to say (though Im glad to have screen grabbed most of the site last month on a hunch a new site was coming).

Q: Do you feel better after you've drawn a tidal wave, or the final wave?
A: Yes.

Q: The principles of contrast... the extremes, of sorts, or so to say

Most of you live the same ordinary, liberated, broad life.

Q: How is Amanda Knox's instagram?
A: Initially surprised it's set to public, then remembered how much she enjoys attention; suprised there aren't more followers. I always did have a crush on her, but in one post she is wearing a black shirt with "It Could Happen to You" on it...hmph.

Straight to PDF is kind of like straight to DVD

It's going to be a scorcher out there today, folks, III.

Q: Should the internet be free?
A: I think what you mean is, what are the costs of free information and content?

It's going to be a scorcher out there today, folks, II.

It's going to be a scorcher out there today, folks, I.

Q: Do you save the chicken grease?
A: Yeah of course, are you kidding. Always reuse the chicken grease.

Q: Are you suspicious of a company that integrates any sort of world globe imagery into its identity or logo?
A: Extremely.

Q: Le is the title of your newly imagined tragedy.
A: Yes.

The Graphic Revolution is indexed more than any other term in Boorstin's The Image...

it's raining

Q: Working with editors / Working with curators?
A: There are certainly parallels.

Psuedo-Event > Fake News

Q: Packing up your library?
A: Yeah, a bit unlike unpacking it, sort of (see WB's essay)

it's raining

I wonder if we'll ever talk again.

Q: WIll you ever ever ever cross the gutter for love of page layout?
A: I am!! Take a look...

Q: "The good fans get dragged down with the bad fans."
A: Ok, idiot pundit, it's not "the good fans get dragged down with the bad fans (yelling Nigger at Adam Jones)"... it's this: the good fans step up and identify the bad fans and that's their obligation. It's a civic duty to forfeit your luxuries as sporting event spectator and become an active partcipant in serving justice. Yes, on the spot.

Greg Tate deserves a Pulitzer for cultural review before Hitlon Als.

Q: Chinatown forever?
A: Yes.

Gil says ( /hummingly/drone like/in sage-ness / ):
"No matter how far wrong you've gone
You can always turn around"

Tina Turner is joy to watch in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Q: "Ohhhh, hey! What are you doing?" as a first question to me in an unexpected public encounter with someone I casually know?
A: As I look down at my phone: "Writing this guy back." is my default response.

All for keeping the internet odd, but Vice News is trying just a little too hard (what's new, though), visually. (credit Postlight/Paul Ford with the too cool approach). It's like when the smart kids try to fit in (you were fine they way you were as the smart kid). Also, making a stack of articles look, ehem, cool is still making a stack of articles. The innovation should be in how to present a series of articles not how to color a stack of articles.

Q: Oma already regrets her Trump vote?
A: It's true, and though I'd never say to my Oma she was foolish, she was foolish. Now she is no longer a fool.

Q: What can you recall from the dream?
A: Well it just happend, so much of it. I won't go into the details, as I'd like to return to it as quickly as possible, if possible at all. Briefly, there are three feelings other than the obvious ones I can't shake: the distinct mora in her speech; the often and circumstantial eagerness that was always so mesmerizing and beautfiul; her generousity.

Flyboy in the Buttermilk, Rick + Morty, 2 eggs fried hard, one mile walk around the block, Shannon/Weaver 2.0

Q: The noise is the message?
A: Yes, and so is the situation.

Q: Everything must go?
A: That's right folks everything, literally, is up for grabs: socks, spoons, cups, pens, paper, the mahogany book shelf, the polished art deco dresser, the metal cabinet, the god forsaken antique drafting table, the pillows, the magnets, the canned tomatos, lightbulbs, the ripped white tshirts... ALL OF IT.

Q: Things you've learned in the past year?
A: This will be a continuous list.
A: Sometimes when you quit something that makes you the least happy you compromise the things that make you most happy.

a. When the most inventive element of the project is the hamburger interaction...
b. When the designer cares more about the work than the client...

You know Mama Kim's Kimchee is so ready when you can smell it before you even open it!


When you begin to sense color as a density (or concentration) and to some degree a value, as opposed to a hue, you will know the finer side of color.

Q: This is an irrelevant and useless perspective to this story.

Q: How come no one mentions Else Marie Pade among the deaths of 2016?
A: Never forget her.

Q: Is it Design?
A: Design is inherently one of the most inclusive professions. You immerse yourself in what's going on around you for the sake of that thing. You touch everything. And you make__________ (fill in the blank) or you don't make ___________ (fill in the blank).

People ask "what'd you do with the part you teared out?" And i say i hid it. Or I say I threw it away. Or I say, that part was never there. Or I say, it's in the other room. Or I say, I mailed it to somebody.

I don't know how many times I wrote your name, real name, on that bridge, to write you off, not write you off, but write off you

b) ... are you safely placed?
3/ ... now there is thunder
a) ... will the land flood?
2/ ... it's raining hard
1/ ... it's drizzling

Q: Say you had to say.
A: If I had to say?
Q: If you had to.
A: Why?
Q: Let's just say.
A: That's if I had to say?

Q: If you had to list in order from "most exciting" to "exciting, still, but not quite as exciting" the meetings and discussions you've had lately?
A: Sure thing, here you go:
1. NewLab design team "We just wanted to meet you!"
2a. Eataly national communications & design team
2b. SYP creative directors and leadership projects potential
3a. James Chae's internations/Korean graphic design reader
3b. Double Scribble poster show in Portland

Q: Will you reveal the revised heirarchy of alternative tactics of convincing:
A: Amuse > Confuse

Couldn't be happier to have discussed the nature of stacks&piles with the fine design/communications team at Eataly a few weeks ago.

Q: Broccoli's many shades of green?
A: Yeah!

Q: Sure, It could have been a data visualization but that would have been a far too sardonic presentation of an actual and genuine fact?
A: Yes. It's a fact that the less interested I am in your project and the more involved you are, the higher my rate.

Funny to me to see people who work full time in an office (and have never not been a full time employee in an office) commenting on the gig economy.

first Cuckoos of spring
wildly chew the fat,
snubbing the crumbs I had left

Q: An old love becoming a new love, again?
A: Seems that way !

Hey, I warned: it was now or never, and the time came and went, so now it is indeed never. Still there's a part of me...

Q: The Emmett Till painting?
A: This is pretty cut and dry: white artists should most likely* never appropriate black history as material for their own work, especially if the work is just a reproduction or derivative.

Q: Oceans 8?
A: Turned into a Dave and Busters... suburban people with kids please stay in New Jersey. (Some dipshit reviewed it last year for TNY it and now of course it's ruined)

There is so much more to the world than what you can reference or recall in a situation... NYC has always been about the differentiation between those who refer and those who do. God bless the ones who do. Of course, for the few who evolve a reference into a point or a statement, well god bless them too.

Q: Were you ahead of the curve on the everythinglooksthesame.com examination of our digital culture?
A: I guess so, I bought it four years ago, and it's only become worse.

God I love Kristen Stewart

Machines aren't addicts, they aren't observers, nuanced enough, you could even say they are too intuitive to be intuitive.

Protests are the new Brunch

Counting down the days before KP asks for a trade from this stooge franchise. The Knicks (and The Nets) personify the myriad of arrogant behaviors this ineffecient and mostly afunctional town encourages.

You don't have to know a person to know that person has an inherent right–the same inherent right you have–to be treated fairly and decently. And more importantly, to be understood or at least heard and talked to as if that person matters, and they surely do.

everyone knows: you eat the mutton in the pub room at Keens.

it's snowing, i think

it's raining

Q: So, what now is The Outline?
A: It is at most a model for monetization.

Q: The Oscar flub as proof of simulation?
A: The Oscar flub proves at least one thing: Hollywood is still racist.

Q: The first car you wanted (back in 1994) was a Subaru Outback?
A: And guess what? It is the car I want again (in 2017). I'll be the only straight man in Park Slope with one.

Q: Bok Choy is the cutest leafy vegetable?
A: It's so cute isn't it. I love it. Then I eat it .

Q: Celery?
A: It's really underutilized. I eat an entire head at once. The interior leaves are legit too, maybe the most legit.

Knicks: please get rid of Carmelo before 3pm today!

Although I encourage power coupling (which I have pleasant, cathartic, rewarding, loving, supportive, nuturing, developing firsthand experience in).

Although last Friday I was stuck next to some well known BuzzFeed overly tatted douch editor and his beautiful–and as it turned out, very sweet–writer (now) wife at a bar I got to often on the border of Park Slope/Prospect Heights and wasn't too suprised at his insecurities which eventually evolved into assertive p.d.a. behavior. Though I was delighted when the bartender extended happy hour drink prices for me and not for them. This editor didn't, and most likely doesn't, realize bartenders come to like you becuase youre chill and know how to act in a bar, not through extreme tipping and overt gestures.

After having worked in both New York media and New York advertising, I can't determine which type of person sucks more. Probably advertising.

Q: Chincoteage Island?
A: One day, headed down south baby! Have some property west of the bay to rehab and build upon, there's a mostly private creek, some retired professor neighbors, a lot of lifelong local fisherman. That's gotta be the resting spot after we milk this town: beach, woods, seafood, peace, a little bit trailer park, but that's ok too.

Q: What was that?
A: At some point we all just throw our arms up and realize nothing he says informs us, or encourages us, and it's a repetitive joke. In fact it demoralizes us, but only briefly. We also enjoy laughing, but really we don't want to be laughing at our President navigate a press conference like that ever again. His answers were pathetic, predictably so, and in some cases racist, digustingly so. And watching him select reporters reminded us of a middle school bully at recess picking his kickball team.

The key to my heart.

Q: The new Taschen photo book covering the culture altering fight between Ali and Foreman in 1974 plus Mailer's abridged story about the fight (abridged? wtf...errr, it's ok) is about time?
A: New photos of the fight and the lead up to the fight at full bleed, large scale, reinvigorate the moment and the importance of the event.
A: Those images send me back to my duites maintianing Ali's obituary for TIME.

As a designer and a writer, the behavior of composing demands a concentrated effort to avoid the simultaneous desire to craft both the words as written/read messsage and the words as visual message.

Q: That ridiculous DIMES is right next to that gem Kopitiam?
A: Watching from the window seat at Kopitiam as the scensters walk past just to look into DIMES, not event to go in, to see who is or isn't there... this one tall blonde in her scenster knit hat and ridiculous short pants walked back and forth 4 times. Let's just say my white coffee was the best white thing around.

Q: "Butter" on Low End Theory?
A: Verse 2 says is it all about that certain type.

Q: Fuck James Dolan?
A: He's a piece of shit who lucked into his wealth and whiteness.

She's on my mind everyday anyway, but yeah today (the 9th) is her birthday, and of course I hope she's having a wonderful day and enjoying it however she wants.

Q: What is The 13th Cities project?
A: It's 13 sci-fi, future non-fantasy, presentations of various (13) conditions. Part projection, mostly print, symbols, demographic surveys, social-matter-of-facts, one or two selections of imagery, but not much, some essays. They're collections of human activities and expectations.
A: In the meantime just give these assholes some clarity and formal/linear presentaion of your digital work across multiple devices and they'll go home satisfied to eat and digest comfortably.

Q: Laz?
A: Hanging with him last night was such a suprise/treat. Haven't seen him since probably Labor Day Weekend. Everytime we talk I imagine his life: old Cuban guy, NYC cab driver, smart as shit, just reads and drives his cab. His little girl too, she's mixed Cuban/Thai, looks so much like both him and the mother, more than any child I've ever seen in my life. Seems like a good way to pass the time.

Q: The annual Carmine's dinner with Aunt Cindy and mom happened last night?
A: Look, say what you want, that place is what it is, we all know that. And the day after (which it today) proves once again to be best part as we are supplied with a bounty of leftovers.

Q: Awake and out at 5:30am?
A: Yes, before these beasts rouse and trample over themselves.

Q: You enjoy sweeping your apartment on Sunday afternoon?
A: Yes.

In the new dream, we're playing tag together, in the forest of tall poplar trees, but her hair is lighter now almost white, she's smiling, looking back at me, darting around. It's a simple golden scene that you'd read about it and desire to have between you and your own lover.

I wonder when you come here if you even realize.

Q: At some point comes the realization that we've narrowed it down to one of two possibilities: the person asks the question to either 1) seek an answer to a situation she or he genuinely doesn't have the answer for, or 2) inclusion of a master on the subject as a form of flattery and to indicate to the master a level of interest in her or his subject, for which the answer may or may not be already known, and that answer is most likely irrelevant to the interaction .

A proposal: It's not complicated, it is resolvable. You know we'd look at each other and smile, ask what happened, get a little mad, kiss, hold each other, say what we need to say, sigh some form of relief, and then get back at it.

Q: At age 11, you were playing in an All-Star soccer match against the rival county's best players when one of your teammates was injured on a dirty play. The head manager said to you "get in there Stamp" and sent you into the match to replace him. On the way into the match you yelled "If they want to play that way, we'll play that way!" The mother of the injured player heard you and yelled back "No No, that's not the way we play." She was the wife of a highly regarded Marlyand Court of Special Appeals Judge, and you respected her greatly as well, so you went in and kept it clean?
A: Yes. But I'm grown up now and having learned that necessary lesson as a boy I now have the wisdom to determine the time to fight dirty and the time to fight fair. So I want the Dems to repay the GOP for their dirty Garland play by blocking Trump's SCOTUS nominee.

Q: Will you get a .ART domain on Feb.8th?
A: I don't know. I do know that e-flux is in cahoots with the rights holder, whoever that is, offering to register the (fillintheblank).art addresses.

Q.2: Will you bye into the things you need to bye into for the purpose of advancing a certain career path?
A: For a certain career path? There are so many paths it's ridiculous. Are you the instagram star shitting out prolific amounts of insignifcant work? Are you the transformative designer giving presentations? Are you the image maker? Are you that instinctive product hybird person?

Q: You've been partnering Coconut oil with Sesame oil?
A: Of course. They work very well together in heavy soups or with noodles. (With a side of Peanut M&M's!!!) And since my childhood coconut allergy has seemingly vanished, I'm all in.

Q: Is Access a more relevant word in 2017 than it was in 2009 when you introduced it as a One Word Dictionary finalist?
A: I believe it has a broader siginificance in 2017, partly because of what it went through 2009.

Q: Will you ever ever ever bye into the things you need to bye into for the purpose of advancing a certain career path?
A: That's a fair question.

Peacful protests work, or they have worked in the last few days.... but wake me up when we're storming the goddamn Bastille, jesus.

Q: You love her?
A: Yes, still.

Happy Lunar New Year!! Sunset park here we come.

Steven Seagal, Julian Schnabel, and Donald Trump walk into a bar.

Q: Strongbox fromThe New Yorker is the type of thing we need more of?
A: Access will be, perhaps, the most significant democratic element and civic right this man takes from us.

Q: Looks like data and #'s finally caught up to Public Books?
A: That site was perfect, look at it now. We have a saying when things like this occur: "They must be trying to sell it."

Q: It's so windy your wind chimes became untangled (as their strings had been tangled in the cable wires for the last few months) and then re-tangled?
A: Yeah, but I was able to hear them for a few hours. (Oh just now, they're untanlged agin, uh.)

Jan 22: Raining alot, Windy a lot

Q: So what stays behind (in DC, NYC, Chicago, LA, Dallas) for all the other days of the next four years?

Q: Make America Great (there was never a first time for many. so remove the Again)?
A: Yeah this seems like an all too easy statement to make. And Trump actually had it right, for his followers: when you say Make America Great Again you are saying make it white again and make it great again for white people. That's what youre saying.

Q: The J20 Art Strike today, Jan 20th?
A: Well the Inauguration is a significant moment to witness and I'd suggest to participate in and engage it, to better understand, as J20 uses, "public accountability." The Inauguration is not a celebration of any one person, it's an acknowledgement of our democracy. J20 claims to "fight back" by hitting the streets today but hitting the streets isn't a total fight back. To target these ceremonial moments and certain days and let the rest go on as normal, is lazy and predictable. Lets rather suggest this: motivate yourselves everyday, tomorrow, the next day, the following day, the next 4 years. Do it quietly, privately, inside and outside of your circles. Make small impacts every day.

Jan 20: just kiss and make up.

Jan 17: it's raining.

Q: Sometimes you just want 30 pool tables, 10 big screens, two BudLights (in those weird metal bottles), kitchen staff with nothing to make sneaking out into the bar area, a bartender who has one of her ear buds in, people rooting for something with roller-coaster eeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhh-aaaaaaahhhh-WWWWHHHAAAAAAAHHHHH-uuhhhhhh and some chicken tender grease smell on your jacket.
A: Yeah, sometimes that's all you want.

The internet is by its nature a place for the curious. It's a place to be investigated and poked around at. Reward them for coming!!! Offer nuance and intrigue. Let them figure some things out. They will or they won't, but they'll at least play.

Q: Sundays you tink of?
A: Her.

I can guarantee you, design will never be art. Design at its core is strategic. Art is not strategic. Manipulative, yes. Persuasive, yes. Purposeful, yes. Commercial, yes.

Q: Trump's stacks of white paper/business plans?
A: More impressed that he has that much blank white paper. Who has that much lying around?

Q: Is there anything more eloquent than James Baldwin speaking?
A: And to have the command of his words, each one feels so hand selected. (It's up near the top of the list, that much is certain.)

Q: Marc Lamont Hill?
A: He's a terrifc voice of reason.

Q: You were baffled?
A: Don't they realise they all look exactly the same... the lengths these basic ladies are going to so they can appear interesting and cool, I guess. They have it all, except the socks hahahah. I mean, jean pants that are too short, some black heel boots, and then an inch of shin showing. I bet they walk falsely around the office all day too. It's winter ladies, we can see right through you.

Jan 11: it's raining.

Q: Why are you making all these folded pieces lately?
A: Well, it's a form that offers revelation. Through the invitation (to unfold), the content performs in a way, and if the content is prepared appropriately the interaction rewards by uncovering something.

Q: Would you ever place a Photoshop file into InDesign and edit over it?
A: Whatever gets the job done.

Q: She still looks stunning in that dress?
A: Of course she does.

Q: Cohesion is what they're all looking for?
A: It appears that way. The client anyway prefers it that way.

Q: If you can't convince them?
A: ... Confuse them

Q: Bambi?
A: When I was young I was afraid to go into the woods that surrounded our farm house. My father would encourage me to watch Bambi instead of my favorite horror film Friday the 13th (also set in the woods), so that I would be less afraid. Though Bambi's forrest had its own confrontations with fear, the coloring and absence of literal form gave the landscape power and courage when it needed it an adventerous ambiguity throughout. All of that thanks to Tyrus Wong.

Jan 3: it's raining.
Jan 2: it's raining.

Q: The Outline?
A: It's a successful model and direction for integrating content types...writing is good so far, it's topical. Visually it's a departure from the lists, stacks, and scrolling experiences we could all use a lot less of. It's very design-y, not sure if that's good or bad, there are certainly other publications/media outlets that i think balance better the written content with visual content. That being said it'll come down to accessing/consuming the various levels of content anyway.

We're all in the purgatorial state of mind this time of year, doing this dance with review & preview which in moments gets quite terrifying so you just freeze.

New Year's Day activiites are superior to New Year's Eve activiites

Q: For a new year's meal, lets do any meat fried or roasted + a beer + lets recall some of Issa's and Basho's annual new year's haiku?
A: Lead the Way.

Issa's New Year's:
too many to place here,
so go find them yourself.

Q: The Korean deli owner?
A: I can never tell if she respects more when I take a penny or when I give a penny. Im almost certain it's when I take one.

What don't you get: the title is clearly "The Integration of it All."

Q: In 2017 will you worry about the transformation of your books as the climate conditions transpire throughout the year?
A: I will not.

Q: In 2017, the white man will cease to remark on topics, until he has been
Re-informed and then been asked to remark.

A: People talk about reading, or reading books lets say. And how you have to do it a certain way: begining to end lets say, one at a time lets say, as they are released lets say, holy shit you better finish that book lets say.

Q: Looking back?
A: People who don't look back scare me.
A: Reviewing isn't stalking if it's reviewing.
A: There is no looking back, and there is only looking back.

Q: Will you compose a New Year's tanka this year?
A: Sure.

a. Design < Message < Content < Thing
b. Disrput, Provoke, Inform.

It's raining.

What a huge long mistake. What a correctible one too, in an instant: sun rays hitting the onyx: a reflection-explosion, nothing-to-see-here anymore folks, just two of us feeling the warmth of resolution and normalcy and familiar breath.

Q: Is it true you have a body like Adam Driver's?
A: Where do you get this shit from? But yes, it's true, I do have a body like Adam Driver's.

Q: I know you're not really talking about the ripped white T's these days, but can I ask?
A: Yeah I was thinking about them on the train ride last night, from Wilmington to NYC (you know that Amtrak smell, too) /// Got a big boy Budweiser at Tracks again, a true traveler's delight as soon as I got into Penn Station /// So the white T's: I was thinking about them on the train ride from The Shore, back to home, or from one home to another you know, reading fragments of Greg Tate's collection of essays from the late 80's and early 90's. Ripping the white T's–cotton white T's, and that's the most significant element to this act: the cotton–is a form, for me as a white male, of confronting a/our/my wicked past. i hope it's just as well, only a fragment, of the work to be done, but as a visual communicator it's something at least that can be worn on my skin and the shirts have been an ongoing discussion point over the past six years.

They were never about fashion. They were about comfort. Literally, the comfort around my neck, the neck now freed by first the slit and then the tear. ... (obviously you get why the neck is significant, i hope)

Q: Just make the bed?
A: Yeah, just make it already.

All these people too scared to burn a bridge, they're also too weak to build one.

Q: Running into her?
A: It's not like i haven't seen her in dreams, in other people, next to me in my bed every single day.

Q: Birthday present?
A: Last year was ideal... Nevermind. Conversations aren't free in the obvious sense that they cost some effort and there is the exchange of valuable feelings and thoughts and you enter and exit them having spent a part of you and gained a part of someone else.

Q: These lazy designers and their terminology like "disruptive" design?
A: They're so polite, and lazy.
A: Destructive > Disruptive
A: Similarly: a former professor and boss of mine appropriated my term "Make Problems" and turned into the benign "Make Trouble". hahahahah so polite and useless.

A single tomato
A head of garlic
One egg
Some almonds
A safety pin
Another safety pin

All Art is made by the individual (with the rest of the world's burdens on her mind) and as well must be received by all the other individuals.

This space is beat, like this town.

Q: The rest of the days?
A: Well, they'll be filled with work and purpose.

Q: How dumb are the Knicks?
A: Well this is how dumb: the one year they actually have their draft pick is the year they sign some middle of the road free agents to play middle of the road enough baskeball to have middle of the road draft placement.

Q: The right grey and the right Z?
A: Yes, it took some research and play to find the right grey and the right Z.

Q: I she coming down from the mountain yet?
A: I hope she feels safe.

Q: Eliane Radigue?
A: Wow, you know she's brilliant.

Q: Among other things what would you say?
A: Well, beyond discussing the issues of it all, I'd give (seemingly basic) encouragment like: it takes guts to do something like that. And then I'd remind her: No guts no glory. And then we'd disect the issue.

Q: Remember when The Daily Beast wanted you to take down a new design book and thereby the entire design industry?
A: Yes, and I remember shamefully declining in order to preserve my career. I am young and have debt, what would you have done? Maybe when Im 65.

Q: What's getting you through the end of the year?
A: Julius Eastman, Jenny Holzer, New Reublic, BAM, seeing Addison the labradoodle on my street, efried chicken, this SOS selection of Amiri Baraka, the endless end of year lists, comfortable socks, being told i am kind and gentle by the bookbinder for having the consideration to call and inform her the job was being killed, the migrating geese overhead, the activity around the pursuit of Trump's collapse, my birthday in two weeks that I will do nothing for :-), the boy who plays the flute from the rooftop of the building next to me.

Q: Dirt(y) food?
A: I like it when my food tastes like it came from the earth. As though it hasn't been rinsed. Or at least it's been rinsed but not scrubbed.

Q: That place in Chinatown, on Canal, with really wonderful congee and duck?
A: I gasped when I saw it had shut down last month.

A: All you idiots should be supporting BAM more.

Q: It was resolvable?
A: Yes, of course it was. It still is. I mean when you're crazy about someone, you're crazy about them, you know. The rest can be figured out.

Q: James Blake or Sade?
A: Don't you ever ever ever talk about Sade that way.

Q: Luis is the super of your building?
A: Yes. His behavior is quite fascinating. And perhaps his life is this much of an ideal: In the morning on the way out today, I saw he had hand written a series of large 4R, 4R, 4R, 4R all over a loose piece of junk mail (the CVS holiday such and such sale) addressed to "Current Resident of 4R" and placed it on the table in the buidling entrance angled against the wail, like how you'd delicately leave a love note to a lover to ensure they notice it. To respect his duty, to care that much about the stranger's reception of this piece of junk mail that will surely be thrown out...that's fascinating to me because I've been trying to get the tiles in my bathroom fixed for months.

Q: The birds?
A: The time of year when at once you hear the geese overhead migrating south and the black birds standing pat in the branches chirping away.

Q: Blurb should run a special on a prnited book of Trump's tweets?
A: Funny, since HE DOESN'T READ BOOKS.

... it's raining.

Q: Are you looking forward to the upcoming release of another edition of The Book of Disquiet?
A: You know–and especially with Pessoa's works–you have a marvelous (frustratingly curious) relationship with Pessoa, in this case Bernardo (the heteronymed writer), and then the translator. You would certainly ask yourself who's the real author here?

Q: Fact checking might be a good career?
A: Some media clearly don't even care about facts, much less checking them. I do know some good checkers though, if you want to talk.

Q: Are you turning toward art?
A: I'd say darting frantically toward art. Anxiously searching for it, in writing and the visual arts. Sculpture, painting, film, essays. Form. Interaction. Offerings trying to make sense making of the current condition. Not photography.

Q: You found a stack of haiku from 1999?
A: Yes. I was asking myself: do I really want to do this, do I really want to read over this? So I did, and I found the most pleasure in the recording itself. The haiku were ordinary, plain. Mostly observations of landscape and nature's interactions. I felt no desire at all to be back there, to be in those scenes. I hate to even use this hollow word: nostalgia. There was none of that. But, through this recording I was allowed that option, and that is its value to me.

Q: You too?
A: I know, I know, this one is still my fav stampinventory too.

Chinatown = Destiny

Hey Amazon: step off, stop messing with my energy, stop emailing me, leave me be.

Despite the last six months, I'm thankful for you being in the world. Though southerners do crabs way better than Asians. You wouldn't be able to handle a real steamed crab...and sure, you can toss me into your generic ex-white-boyfriend narrative if it makes you feel better.

Q: What Mom say?
A: Everytime when we're on the phone, at some point, and Im waiting for it everytime, it's this single remark, and she lets it go without any real reply, but she says it everytime. She says, "Just call her."

Oma will not be happy with another mixed race great-grandchild in the family...the world is well represented in our family thanks to us, the grandhildren having good relationships with non whites.

Thankful for early morning solitude, preparing me for the later morning and afternoon delight of interactions.

I really don't want to come across one more Thanksgiving piece about some unoriginal horror story experience about travel, or relatives, or football, or not fitting in, or dry turkey... please not one more. Writers: your first person narratives are god awful boring and your experiences you wait to recount annually are not one bit unique and offer us nothing at all meaningful. So, while you get to use some publisher as your livejournal, it's probably not useful for your career either to keep these coming. Make this year's post your last, please. I'm looking out for you.

Phantom Limb is a bitch. You got no arm and then you got pain as if you did have an arm. How evil is that. Like a nation. Like a heart.

A: I don't really sleep anymore. There's too much to go over in my head, too much to feel doubt and wonder for. There are people to remember: I'd look after and scheme with them, to defend and fight next to. Many people I know and love who aren't safe like I am. Have never been safe like I have always been. When i do sleep it's ragged and short, and I wake up in a fog like I had been drunk, then I try to recall the night and the activities of the day and I can't. But I don't drink much anymore, not enough to be drunk like that. I scramble around my bed in the dark, I already know what time it is: it's the same time every night. It won't matter, there won't be anything there but the limb. It is not guilt. It's not so excusalbe as that!!!! Guilt is shallow and easy. Every person can feel that, too easily and without knowing why. No. It is uncertainty and misunderstanding that is quietly rising.

Q: Hulu and Criterion?
A: Yeah sucks, no more partnership, but do have Fresh Off The Boat still.

Q: Breathless is the 4th or 5th best Godard film...Everyone knows that?
A: Calm down, no need to be elitist about it. it's ok to only know Breathless. But Alphaville, 2/3 Things, Pierrot le Fou... they're all better.

Q: What about all this perfect, and pretty safe and ordinary, graphic design?
A: Yeah, put some thought into something...that may be imperfected but thoughtful.

Q: That mid 30's aged Brooklyn artist's work resembles what you'd expect from someone who uses the line: " I references 90's hip-hop and David Foster Wallace."
A: Yes, it is bad art. I mean, most white boys from that era could say the same thing, though without worsening that claim with supplemental bad art.

Q: Breakfast, lately?
A: I don't really like fruit anymore, so I grab a some spinach or maybe steam some kale, turkey, yogurt, soup, fish.

Q: Beacon for Thanksgiving?
A: Sure, maybe. This will be the first Thanksgiving not going home since 2010.

Q: JackieMcLean?
A: "but that's getting into it a little too heavy...they (the western society) disect and get into it so much, so deep, as to explain the why..."

Q: Regrets?
A: Yeah, of course, are you kidding. I was selfish in my awareness and priorities. It wasn't at all intentional, rather it was instinctive for the surivial of everything, whether you believe that or not. Can we go back and then go forward?

Q: Latest design ethos?
A: Ok, you caught me off guard...how about this one: Said in Joe Friday's voice: "Just the ideas ma'am"

Q: Are you excited to potentially be getting back into media, professionaly?
A: Looking forward to it.

Q: Where is a dive bar in this town when you need one?
A: I'll take a subway if I have too, just point in the general direction.

Q:John Berger might be relevant again?
A: I think he was alays relevant to art and media schools, but, yeah, I guess he's making a comeback.

Q: What's your comfort food at the moment?
A: Roast Duck, Crispy Fried Chicken, Fish Congee, B/W Milkshake.

It's like rule #2 or 3... DO NOT TRUST THE AUTOCRAT's SHIFT

We want a non-safety pins, do you understand? So we can stab with them when we storm the Trumpstille.

During the protest on Saturday the manager of a GAP store on 5th ave was frantically handing out 10% off coupons to marchers and people on the sidewalk... uhhhhhh

We're talking more–and more intensly–about things that were happening already: injustices of all sorts (against LGBT, POC), that we might not be talking about and in the urgent manner in which we are if Trump had lost. I feel empty still.

White liberals: Ask and Listen. Do not say a word until you have heard.

You all see Tribe on SNL?? We all need so more Tribe, always.

It's your obligation to compassion, acceptance and fundamental human rights to stand up for your friends, anyone at all, who is being bullied or targeted for their skin color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, anything at all that makes them unacceptable in the eyes of others.

If you're wearing a safey pin take if off and go do something that is more than merely symbolic, do someting more engaged, more radical, more necessary.

Fast Car is so needed in this American moment.

Gil Scott Heron, Elmore James, Stravinksy, NWA, ... Kate McKinnon... De La Soul, Whitney Houston, Charles Bradley, Tracy Chapman, Patti Smith, The Boss, Nina Simone... so many songs

Let's hope Hillary is simulating the course to the Presidency, just in case...

Trump supporters = harassing, killing, abusing, taunting
Human Beings = protesting, disccusing, support grouping, planning, hugging

This is the opportunity to rise up, fight, and be better than. And people are. New leaders are emerging to attack not only the political system but to bring more and renewed attention to the social, cultural, environmental, and economic injustices at the core of our civilization.

Facebook glitch: don't tug at me like that. Though, I did have a dream last night I was killed in a motorcycle accident. I smashed into a truck and my head flew off. Then i was back at the house I grew up in, by the corn fields, and hugged my brother, and said "I think i'm dead."

Sorry for the minor delay in swapping out sites. There's been a major fucking crisis in the country occuring. Well, if you're reading this, you clicked on the blue wire globe icon from the previous page (never mind the new url extension, it's a practical marker of time, but can also be a marker for mood, etc). People who claimed the home page dead, didn't have one like this. Albeit, im not in it for the money and the few links were hidden and led you essentially nowhere significant so there was little choice but to stay here. I want to thank everyone for visiting, and especially so to the few who have come here often: You gave me the energy to keep it up, but im tired now. It's been a fair deal, as Robert Johnson might say: the last fair deal. So, the intentionality and the contribution was for both you and for me. And that was the gig the entire time: a place for you to come and stay and give a damn. I don't know if this was ever anything to give a damn about, for either of us, but it was alive the entire time, and that's good enough. ... to keep something alive. If you leave here with anything take this: eat fried chicken, live in a cold apartment, get fed up at something, walk to and from to a place when you can, meet your closest friend's parents, hold on tight to what feels right, and if you have tidal wave dreams, enjoy them, fuck with them, knowing you aren't going to die.

gentle disobedience: I just sent a screen shot of Bernie Sanders website to a friend in Korea who was denied access to the site for some reason.

There were a lot of couples holding hands last night at the protest, not as many as angry screamers, but they seemed to coordinate with each other to strike the balance of emotions we all need right now. Also a lot of people with their dogs and we all know dogs make a lot of things better.

Absent of not accepting Trump as President, here is a great primer on next steps from The Intercept.

Sujay Kumar, a writer and editor at Fusion whose parents emmigrated from India, and someone I'm proud to call a good friend suggested to me last night: History reminds us that appeasement is a bad idea. So the forms of resistance will range: physical protest, organized discussions, policy and procedural debates and enactments and the timing will range as well form immediate to long term. All forms are significant, regardless of their effect, and to choose to participate, or when and how to participate is a personal, or at least intuitive decision.

It's bizarre to get emails from Amazon about Black Friday, see professional sports scores, people eating a nice meal, to see anyone at all laughing.

To my very dear black, asian, latino, LGBT, female, Muslim, POC friends who I adore, love, need, and learn from: you matter.

Great, just wait for these cabinet and justice appointments. Fuck.

Go out and interact today, tonight even if passively, quietly. Today is a still day and tomorrow may be still too, but we need to see it on each other's faces.

Yes, please rain some today, we need a cleanse. Be a gentle rain, one not dreary, but grey, perhaps.

Q: Categorically?
A: I'm disgusted that the pundits keep clumping the general "black voters" with more accute "college educated white voters" + "white working class voters" What about the "college educated black voters" + "black working class voters"

Q: Tonight?
A: I think we'll see one of the highest voter turnouts of all time. And to elect the first femaie President of the US... is enough of a reason to celebrate. To hopefully see our country come together and take a stand against a populist, demagouge, racist, unfit for office pig. And then to anticipate at least 12, perhaps 16, consecutive years of leadership by a black man and a woman, is chilling. But, I'm not certain why so many say the shit of the past year will be over after tonight. Yes, my god, Hillary better win, but what's been revealed about this country and the attitudes of a large number of its citizens by Trump's candidacy and campaign is going to exist for some time after tonight no matter who wins. We must deal with that.

Q: What will your final Question be?
A1: Great, ahem, question...I'm not sure to be honest. Maybe I'll just update my LinkedIn profile. No, it'll probably be something about how we spend our time or what we might prioritize. You know the ideas and projects will come and go, complete or incomplete. The work won't always suck but sometimes it will. So I'll keep this page up in addition to the new page. I anticipate neither of them though being alive, or I guess I should say active. Maybe though, who knows, lets see. I think by mid week the new page with replace this page as the landing. It's been a good run.
A2: Never let the things you're uncertain of interfere with the things you are certain of. In other words, allow the certain thing to support you through the uncertaint things. Don't put work or a career or your doubts about either ahead of the one you love. It's not very complicated actually.

...coincidentally an investigation on this titled Couple Format: The Identity Between Love and Work @eflux.

Q: Dia Beacon?
A: An amazing place to be. My favorite museum(for its content, architecture, and location) in new york. A nice elderly Asian man runs a magnificent B-n-B not too far into town for a weekend stay.

Q: Fried Chicken or Chinatown Duck or Congee on a cold Sunday evening?

A: Fall Fridays needs to be a thing.
Q: A Friday night in Fall: it's a not-do-to much except eat a hearty meal with someone, maybe grab one drink with a pal, maybe a quick chat with anohter just to wrap up the week, and lay around and sigh, maybe a small walk around, and the kind of night where you catch up on the small things that have been tossed around the apartment throughout the week. Just some of them, not all of them, of course. Find a friend with a dog and go steal it and keep it for the weekend. Basically a lot of maybes. Well the hearty meal is for certain.

Q: These VOTE posters?
A: I'm sorry, but all these posters designers are making that just say the word "vote" in all the various ways you can visualize that word, most of them don't visualze the sentiment or the impact of the word and action. So they fail in that they most likely aren't provoking anyone to actually vote. They're informing them to vote, but they aren't doing what they intend to do, which is to provoke the act of voting.

Q: In the lecture you talk about a few things: Design being a partner, The rubix cube's invitation to interact, FLW'scorner window, your IS DESIGN IS theory...?
A: Don't forget: intention & being aware of what you're tasking and enabling users with...

Q: The moral dilemma in keeping Oma in the hospital until after the 8th?
A: it's obvious: to prevent Oma from her right (to vote) in order to deprive her presumed selection (Trump) a vote is despicably wrong. As wrong as she is to support him, the bottom line is she has the right to vote and she really really really wants to, like scary really, so we should enable her to exercise that right not prevent it. We'll worry later about how this will divide the family.

Q: Wire Frames and Mock Ups are for designers who don't know what they're doing and for their bosses who don't trust them and/or also don't know what they're doing?
A: From my experience, yes. We should probably discuss the natural path of a designer to a creative director, that's really the heart of the matter.

Q: Are you addicted to MINUTES @ The New Republic?
A: I'd say this: I anticipate the posts earnestly.

Q: The latest on Oma's voting situation?
A: Well, a bit of good news: she fell in the garage and is hospitalized. Thankfully, she's ok, just twisted her back and bruised some vertebrate. We're trying to convince the doctors to keep her "under observation" until the 8th.

Q: Monday's are great ?
A: I love mondays.

Q: You saw Moonlight last night?
A: Yes... wow. The entire sold out theater was moved to tears by it.

This entire space from very the beginning has been about honesty and contiuations and freedoms. I always cared about what went here and what I gave away here and who was seeing it all. It looks careless and sloppy; it is not at all. It's all intentional. The new site will maintain that ethos but will display copy and image more evenly to introduce more coherent balance of input/output.

Q: Will they finally say, you have arrived, finally.
A: I believe so.

!. Train (no qualifiers, easily the finest way to travel)
2. Automboile (if you're driving and you have a sweet gal riding shotgun, or she can drive and you can look out the window; either way you can pull over for kisses)
3 (ite). Plane (but only for the airport bars, not for the actual flying)
3 (tie). Bus (democracy at its finest)

Mom and Dad just texted: they voted early, congrats to them. I got the scoop on the local politics. Barbara Mikulski (a living legend) retired so her US Senate seat is up for grabs. And some dipshit with no children is running for a seat on the county Board of Ed... filled out my absentee ballot and will mail tmrw. XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The way a cold sweater smells is uplifting.

Q: Carmen Herrara + Agnes Martin + Cheng Ran exhibitions?
A: YES to all three

Q: Is it true: The Knicks were your favorite pro ball team growing up?
A: Yeah, id love to catch them on natioanl tv (TNT saturday night was hot), and wondered what it'd be like to see a game at the Garden, of course that was the mid 90's. John Starks, Anthony Mason, (Rod Strickland for a bit there early on).

Q: The headline reads: Wine So Good You'll Go To Prison To Try It
A: I clicked on it.

Q: Stix on electric bass, Mike on drums, Mary on vocals, you on alto...god I suck.

Q: The lecture you gave titled "This Should Be All Over The Place"
A: Probably the most thoughtful and sensible lecture to date. And still relevant two years later.

Q: The understanding that Denasia Lawrence put into her action?
A: She put it perfectly: "I took the opportunity to sing and kneel to show that we belong in this country and that we have the right to respectfully protest injustices against us."

A: The flute will be the (musical) instrument of the avant garde in 2017.

Q: Kristen Stewart is awesome?
A: Obviously.

I don't know why everyone hates Monday. I love Monday. The weekend is wonderful, but Monday is pretty wonderful too.

Q: The reports from Worcester County, MD, home of Oma, my sweet 89 yr. old German g-ma, who supports Republicans and is one of them who still supports Trump (she has a sign in her yard, though there are many of them in said County).
A: All reports indicate she won't change her mind. And so, when you love this lady, as your Oma, you cannot harm her, physically, as she is old and you love her... so we will lie and tell her Hillary is now Trump, so a vote for Hillary is a vote for Trump. Idk if this will fucking work... MD is a blue state, we'll be fine, but damn, just wish Oma could see the truth. She's also a millionaire, so I gotta stay on her good side.

Q: You love Chinatown in a cold rain?
A: Yes, love.

Q: Are you tired of answering the question "So, do you sketch?" as it relates to ideation and iteration and generative processes?
A: It's all jargon to me. But I understand the desire to ask it, though what "sketch" means to me–and I'm not alone on this by any notion–is to take notes, research subjects, and to get the things you already know out of the way. I can communicate in that way in several forms, all of which I consider sketching, and it facilitates a process.

Q: Jeff Buckley's voice top 5?
A: Listen to these two songs: Lover, You Should Have Come Over and Just Like a Woman

Q: Bruce says "...everything that dies someday comes back..."
A: Well my Umbrella grass (among other things is dead), and I don't think it's coming back

Q: Employ the employer + employ the audience/participants.

Q: Newsprint's properties (over time) lend remarkabley to the creation of tidal waves?
A: Isn't it clear!! Look over there.

Q: Are you having the tidal wave dreams again?
A: Yes, seems so.

It's raining.

Q: Whatever the complete opposite of the Nobel prize is, that's what Donald Trump should win.
A: Yes.

Q: That land you almost bought in Idaho, back in 2001...?
Q: You were admitted into the graduate program for Negotiation Management and Conflict Resolution and withdrew to study communication design? A: Yes, I forget about that sometimes.
Q: Malt vinegar on fries over any other condiment? A:Yes.
Q: Congrats to my pals at K/R + Marina Abramovic's new project together. And, looking foreward-ish to reading her memoir.

Q: Your feelings on the use of the word "consternation"?
A: The use of that word makes me anxious. The word is just so agitating.

Q: Oma remarked on how "nice" my tush looked in slacks, and the meaning of the size of my "large, nice" boots?
A: Hmm Hmm, she's always been a flirt (aka: locker room talk for 89 year old g-mas)

This site right here is a context in and of itself, so to immerse–or even more simply, to insert–the work here reforms the context, the purpose, the realm of that work, as well. Got it? The work, or a work as its own realm, is no longer.

Q: Oma has a Trump sign on her fence!!!!???
A: I know, I know...I did what I could to shift her mind toward 2020, if at least she could wait it out for another candidate then. I wonder if she'll notice i took the sign down on the way out. But c'mon age is no excuse, i mean: a pig is a pig is a pig no matter what generation/party/human we're talking to.

Q: Heading down south to the land of the pines?
A: Hey mama... made it down the coast in 7 some hours... if i die... picking up my alto now...

Q: Back on the shore, falling asleep to the crickets and then rising up to the bullfrogs?
A: Home sweet home.

Q: Why are you still so tan?
A1: I'd rather die in the sun than live in the shade.
A2: You gotta make time for the bright time.

Q: You received your absentee ballot?
A: I sure did! People don't forget: the State and County elections are just as significant, perhaps more so than even federal elections, even this year's.

A: Constraints are precisely that: constraints. Restricting. Limiting. When communication designers discuss their relationship with constraints, it's often in a thankful and welcoming tone. I'm not sure I see it that way.

a. So what if I prefer the shitty coffee at the bodega owned by the Koreans?
b. (The) New Republic published a piece "What are White Writers For?"... it's a fair question.

Q: Your neighbors, the fresh out of undergrad straight couple living together above you?
A: After a year and a half, I'v e never seen them hold hands. She walks in front of him often. No bed rattling sex. They've paid for their coffee order separately at least four times. I get logistics, but it's sad to me, as a romantic.

Q: Chicken wings fried hard, champagne, piles and piles, Orioles game, cold apartment
A: Sounds like a decent Friday night.

(...it's raining)

Q: You love...LOVE....8.5x11 sheets of paper?
A: I really do, at that size too, but it's also a wondeful proportion to scale up.

Q: Are you impressed with the new e-flux sites?
A: Yes, as I was just talking it over with the K/R principals, the e-flux experience is what we had aimed for with a new site but couldn't convince a stakeholder to go with this direction.

Q: There should be–or should not be– an integration of a content, serious play, provocation, invitation, and democracy.

Q: Oh ok, I can't lie: I clapped and laughed and rooted and hmph-d throughout most of the debate too.

Q: Comparing translations of Issa's death poem..:
A: Well it's even tricky in that both ARE a translation to begin with.

Q: Do you want to be anything other than a boy, roaming the dune grasses of a seashore?
A: Funny you should ask. No, not really. Well, I mean... yes... but no?

Q: You're over centered shit?
A: Mostly, it's just default execution. Certainly, it depends on the content–and the purpose of the content–that is centered, but i'd say yes, mostly over it.

Q: You and Laz convinced the new bartender to play the entire Stakes is High album off your iPhone over the bar's sound system.
A: Laz did most of the convincing, I just had the album on my iPhone and so it was on. If Sticks had been there with us, well whoo-oooha--ahhh that would have been something. I heard a week or so later she was told by the owner to never do that again. Somebody ratted her out I guess.

Q: Park Slope debate-watching tactics?
A: Be drunk enough to roll eyes at table slapping, live-tweeting, seat stealing, camo wearing white people who debate the winner.

Q: Has Trump been the straw man this entire time?!!!!!!?

Q: Ralph Ellison on Jazz or Amirki Baraka on Jazz..???
A: Such an exciting situation...

Q: You all go to brunch, I'm going to the bookstore.

Q: Edward Wright, This is Tomorrow original at the PS1 Art Book Fair?
A: I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. For $1700. I was temtped.

Q: Has anyone ever culturally appropriated the white male in literature?
A: I doubt it, why would they.

Q: I wonder, if in 30 years, when all the bodily ailments have been achieved I'll be able to blame them all on 2016, for certain.

Q: What kind of mooncake are you looking forward to?

Best Boss Album: Nebraska, easily. Well, i could go with "I'm Going Down" as the best album, but it's only a song. I'll go with that anyway.

There's that pale grey light of an autumn morning, it's coming on through just now.

Q: No hard feelings?
A: No way, none at all. It was wonderful.

Q: Things leading to things leading to things leading to things leading to the seashore

Q: SAD kicking in already????Fuck!!

Q: If you can get there in time, will you stand with the Sioux in North Dakota?
A: Without a doubt.

Stakes is High, 1996: DeLaSoul...not many people where supporting this in a public way, much less talking about it back then: "...if love is against the law, listen I dunno, gotta change the way it's going down..."

Q: Right, and as a designer of course you have the masthead and the look/feel before anything else for the new publication?
A: Well, yes. But the principles that will drive the content are also determined.

A: It's going to be a scorcher out there today, folks.

A: Right, and Code doesn't belong to digital, either.

Q: De La Soul and Mitski better win someting before anything Kanye has done this year

Q: The whole thig was resolvable, so what happened?
A: It's like this: when you're at the lowest with a lover, that's when the love and understanding and self-realizations are needed most. Anyone can love in the finest moments.

Q: Youre in a Pre Post-NYC attitude?
A: There is no place like it, but yes.

Q: Are you looking to move back to Chinatown?
A: It's either Chinatown or beat this town, you know.

Q: To be focused on Aesthetic, is to displace focus from its natural place: Reason.

Q: What have you been spending your money on lately?
A: Exciting New Books / Heavy and Thin Paper / "Making" Materials / Black Ink / That Good Bad Beer / The New Commute

Q: KITH: it's ok?
A: Yeah, it's ok.

Q: Colin Kaepernick?
A: He's right. And, he should continue his protest, and probably go even further (by using not only his cultural position but his financial position) and he'd still be right.

Q: Rumors have it that "And" will now be the first in the One Word Dictionary series?
A: Yes.


Q: 2016 is the year of crazy?
A: Yeah, and maybe we'll get it all out so 2017---------->>>>>>>>>>>> is pretty ok.

A: If I hear one more white person 1) complain about the heat, or 2) use the phrase "this heat is oppressive" I will stab them and let them die slowly, in that heat.

Q: Does the necessary*, extraneous*, inefficient* noise ever stop in this city?
A: This city is built on inefficiency, indeed it thrives because of it. But not thrive in a good way.

A: Scroll, Navigation, Interaction, Experience, Product, Flick, Tap, Click...none of these are owned by Digital.

A: I love Chinatown.

A: Yeah, my commute kept me underground, the work space was one of those wide open spaces, the election coverage was intensifying, the work was kind of becoming ordinary...all signs led to leaving. Though it was nice to have sweet meet ups with my
then girlfriend, who worked across the street.

Q: Alphaville > Breathless

Q: Clouds or Haze?
A: Hmm, I'll take haze, I suppose.

Q: Does anyone, anymore get the significance of the Corner Window?
A: I think so.

Q: I Seem to Be a Verb and most of Fiore's page layouts are superior to what the kids are doing these days?
A: Yes, their mimesis is fun to watch.

A: Less Harry Potter, more Hunger Games

Q: Color...? Now? Of all times?
A: I recently began using more color for strategic/career purposes, yet I'm finding color to be quite an unusual pal.

Q: Did you add some pages to the site?
A: Yes, see the sticky navigation.

Q: It's pretty simple: the user can only scroll as far as what we provide.

Q: The Olympics (Ping Pong, Hurdles, Swimming), The Election, Mr. Robot

A: It's going to be a scorcher out there today folks

Q: Fried Chicken, Champagne, greasy hands, doodles

A: At 4am the phone bzzzzzzzzz, bzzzzzzzzz. I hoped it was a text, but it was just an email newsletter from a publication in London (10 am their time.)

A: Frank Zappa

A: I once did the logo and identity for the 1987 Ocean City Elementary School Field Day, which was kind of like the Olympics.

A: And then took gold in the hurdles.

Q: Toni Braxton!

sQ: Get you out of here?
A: I (asterik) + (...) NY

A: Design is a question, not a statment. It's: "Is Design (fill in the blank)."
not "Design is (fill in the blank)." We shouldn't declare or even dictate these types of things.

Q: Empirical, Qualitative, Immerision?

Q: Make with purpose, intention, and consideration.

Q: Why can't we all just vote right now? Is anyone changing their mind at this point? Oh right, because American Politics is a business.

Q: Will the piles or the stacks win out?
A: Hard to say

Q: Blue Crab molting or Butterfly metamorphosis?
A: You know, they're very different.

ALI BABA...that was clever


Q: The coverage of the RNC + DNC makes you miss working in media?
A: Well, missing working in media, i don't know about that.

A: Well now, the DNC just got a whole lot more interesting.

A: Netscpae Navigator, you were not the best, but you were my first, and that will always mean something. And we share Dec.15th as our birthday.

Q: What's up with everythinglooksthesame.com?
A: Well it's more complex than that and not absolutely a fair claim in visual and experiential culture, but certainly the homogeny is the hegemony and that's an issue.

Q: Fast Car?
A: I don't mind driving, if you just wanna DJ baby.

Q: Do you go to the apple store and set up stampinventory on as
many computers as possible?
A: I just did.

Q: What is a takeway from your trip to the apple genius bar?
A: All of the things may not be everywhere all of the time (you know: out there stored someplace), but all of the the things are always somwhere all of the time.

Q: What will the evenings bring now, without the RNC?
A: Maybe we'll chase fireflies.

Q: Will night two of the RNC top night one?
A: I kind of hope so.

A: Sometimes when you can't sleep, if you move your body entirely and place your head at the foot of the bed and your feet at the head of the bed, you can sleep again, sometimes. It's kind of like sleeping head to toe with your ghost.

Q: When will there be more haiku?

Q: Why "The Classroom and The Cell"?
A: (from a white man)... they have beautiful voices. becuase it's a recent converstaion and analysis between two black people, one form the old guard, one from the new, though sadly telling the same story. It's not a book or essay written for an audience. More published converstaions like this need to be read and heard by white people, and less thought pieces or commentaries or essays. As well, there's a reference list at the end of each chapeter for further reading.

Q: The tearing of the dictionary...what's the status?
A: The block has been separated. The (20) signatures are now being separated as we speak. Documentation occuring as well.

Q: It's easy to feel like you're falling behind because you aren't keeping up?

Q: Do you go back there, above the gunk?
A: I do. Wandering, it's the palce I always end up. It's the place I stop and feel right, and tired, and as if I never.

Q: White T's?

IQ: Basho's non Basho. Issa's > Issa.
A: I envy that Basho relinquishes. I envy that Issa endured.

Q: Is it hard for you to say?

Q: Aren't you glad the week is finally here?
A: I've been waiting all weekend for it.

Q:....the (...) elements of elegance, concentration, clumsy, rural?
A: Yes, that was part of it. Just a part though.

Q: There has to be a more repspectful (to the letters, I mean) way to obscure profane words visually, in text?
A: Yes...or just don't obscure them.

Q: Who's going down down down, down?
A: Me and the Boss.

Q: Spary it, don't say it?
A: Yes.

Q: You're certain they'll want something more clear, straightforward...?
A: Yes, positive.

A: The natural state is chaos, in favor of Play.

Q: To respect the looker (the user) in our communications...the maker must do what?

Q: You said, "I desire to be an activity designer?" Explain.

Q: Is this a Simulation? Decoy? Declaration?

Q: There is a fine line between zeitgeist and expiration.

Q: You've said, "Make responsibly, not responsively." (Copyright, TM))

Q: It's not the screen you're addicted to.

Q: Stop being a pergestgimformuremickance.

Q: Print wasn't even dying, not even close to dying?
A: Of course it wasn't.

Q: Is it a reproduction?
A: Well, not exactly. Mostly it is, yes.

Q: The flyover states?

Q: All this cute shit?
A: All this cute shit is for the birds. Let's get real.

Q: Why didn't you answer when I buzzed your apt this morning?
A: It wasn't the first time, you know that. It wasn't and never is
personal. The explanation is simple, and I believe quite fair.

Q: The book version won't have misspellings?
A: Probably not.

Q: Dance like the whole world is watching?
A: Yes, you should! Dance like the entire world is watching.
Move them.

Q: Form > Adorned < UnAdorned > Glamour

Q: You prefer an idea over a flourish of glitter?
A: Mostly, yes.

Q: "It's 2016, everyone takes nice photos."
A: You said it.

Q: The title, forthcoming: "We Wouldn't Get Anything Done"
A: Yes, and even though nothing happens, it makes sense in the end.

Q: The screw must be the right screw. With the right point. The right
amount of wear?
A: Yes.

Q: Puncuation > Spelling
A: I agree. Puncuation is...

Q: People need to do more things alone, completely alone?
A: Yes.

Q: The nuances and thoughtfullness-ness are being discarded for plain, benign, ordinary, boring, easy, even lazy..?
A: Yes

Q: What I mean is: why must the poster be against the wall? Can't it
come off the wall?
A: God, please let it.

Q: Spray it, don't say it?
A: Yes.

Q: Maybe > Yes > No...?
A. Yes.

Q: If flash cards are a crock of shit, what's not a crock of shit?
A: That's precisely the hypothesis...what's not a crock of shit.

Q: Are you bored with the grand statements?

Q: everything here is either: retreating, active, rolling, etc?

Q: Will you mix mediums, mid-medium/communication?
A: Certainly.

Q: You can only have so much chaos. You must have a container for
your chaos, that isn't chaotic. Whether it be a bare sheet of white
paper or a steel case?
A: You put things so mildly.

Q: When will things stop moving?
A: If they should move, let them continue. If they should not, hault them.

Q: When you present something in simple, almost benign form, it
lets the subject carry the burden?

Q: Organization and Creativity are a strange affair?
A: It's on and off again, that's for certain.

Q: Most see color as red or orange or violet. You see it as a measure
of density and percentage?
A: Yes,

Q: Flat is as much a sensibility as an execution?
A: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz..

Q: It's a fallacy to assume, or want, a person to be for or against
certain situations because of their age or generation. Like, you
dispsise the image. And the contsants.
A: Right.

Q: Punctuation vs. Image....?
A: Punctuation, easily.

Q: You work with subtle gestures and intimations–or, if you will,
inklings or undertones...so that, embelishment and decoration aren't necessary?
A: Yes

Q: Designers use whatever tools they want, or need, at any given moment, whether it be a crayon or an ipad?
A: Yes.


Q: You seem to have a wonderful sense of wonder?
A: Yes I do.

Q: Oh, so it's all personal work?
A: Yes it has to be, there's no other choice, is there?

Q: It's rumored you're leaving the hypothetical?
A: It appears so, for a moment.

Q: It's the idea that you could do anything, if asked; the
whole inter/mulit thing?

Q:You think it's funny that people talk about technology as
if it is something new.
A: We tend to forget technology has been around for a siginificant
amount of time.

Q: Design is a ____________... (Reaction)?

Q: We are treating the internet all wrong?
A: In many cases, yes. We don't even understand its
most desirable or essential capabilities.

Q: A fire fly mossied by?
A: Yes

Q: Is it funny that some studios put the time on thier site?
A: Well, I think it's an unnecessary embellishment.

Q: Nuance and abundance will prevail?
A: If that's what makes sense.
Only in a few places–the places I want to be.

Q: Them 'being bored of being against things' got boring?
A: So boring.

Q: Nothing is ever done, whether it's made or not made does not matter?
A: Yes.

Q: The pubic/public thing or the Madird/Madrid thing?

Q: Fill this motherfucker up?
A: Yeah.

Q: So you do understand best the notion of a clear beginning, middle,
and end?
A: You're good.

Q: That's why they term it Experience Design?
A: Yeah, so we're not limited to visual. It's obviuos. I've sa

Q: A lifelong pal just just described the aging process, or at least
a primary characteristic of becoming older, as one becoming
A: Yes. It struck me immediately.

Q: It's up to us to put new places on the map. To talk about and visit
the new places that are quite frankly more interesting and have better
food and relevant zeitgeist. So...No Paris? No Tulum? No New York?
A: Yes.

Q: I like it. Why?
A: There's a reason you like it. Don't forget that. And you don't know
the reason, all you know is that you like it. And that's fine–even
preferred. But I'm the reason you like, my decisions. Don't you forget
that either. So back off with all your lip over how to make it better.

Q: What?
A: Well, what has the potential to happen when you open up the
spacing, the words look less like words, and more like symbols.
Oh, symbols of what? Yes, I know: that's the sticky part. Well, what
you have seen a lot of, and a lot of for not a very good reason other
than it's been done so often in the past, is this treatment becoming
the default, quarter machine, solution...Do it, sure. But do it with
consideration and thought.

Q: Yes, the hamburger is all wrong, and so are the methodologies?
A: (pointing and follwoing with a finger through the air) Was that a....
Errrr, sorry, ummm yes.

Q: Was your grandfater–on your mother's side–nicknamed "Q"?
A: He was.

Q: Everything looks the same still, doesn't it?
A: It's embarrassing.

Q: Have all the romantics fled New York?
A: I don't know if fled is the right word at all. Seems to abrupt a description.
There was an urgency to leave, but there was no immediate/rapipd reaction to a period. Like most evacuations of this kind, it's taken years, and policies
and situiations to erode the notions and bashfulness of the people we're
talking about. But, no, a few remain. And two are all you need, anyway. New York isn't what is once was, in relation to romance. It's nothing close to
what it once was. But, we're trying.

A: Why finish? The way to go is this: 1. Begin 2. Revise. That's it.

Q: A vision?
A: I had a vision, of my own, that upon my dying moments, much later in
my life, with white hair, I will have an intense and coherent recollection of
my life's dearest moments. And the room will be bluegrey-ish-sunny and cool, my skin clean, my pants and sweater neatly worn, and my body
hanging in the door frame leading to my estate's moor.

Q: What's Henry Simon up to these days?
A: Not sure. Have you seen him?

Q: What's your passcode?
A: ha...ha...ha (that's not it) (neither is that) (or that)...(or those dots)

Q: Yeah?
A: Yeah.

Q: Nina and Gil?
A: I mean...yeah.

Q: Yes. Yes. Yes. Certainly. And, as an essential element to sanity?
A: That's true: we must specialze.

Q: You enjoy the complexities in the work, dont' you?
A: I enjoy giving people something to think about. If that's a
complex input or output, well so be it.

Q: You've found that music and concentration are not related?
A: For me, it's quite the opposite actually. I love them on their own,
but not together. They each distract me, so that together I lose

Q: You believe that when you understand the limitations of sometthing
and you then begin behaving with that thing, you have ruined
your imagination for revealing the potential of that thing?
A: Yes.

Q: You never clock out?
A: In a sense, I never clock out. You could say I clocked in on
Dec. 15, 1977 at 2:08 AM. That was 37 years ago. And have been
on ever since. That's a lot of overtime.

Q: This is a continuation?
A: Yes, of course it is. And always will be.

Q: What's up with display sites?
A: Yes, seems that is what prevails, for now.

Q: It's about making noise?
A: Yeah, you get it now.

Q: Either Everything moves, or nothing moves?
A: Yes, unless there is only one thing moving, that's ok.

Q: A smile?
A: Ok, I gave you one, in fact six or seven, just now.
Q: You did?
A: Yes. And you missed them because you were looking at my mouth.

Q: Practice?
A: Of course. If you wait for it to come to you...no..don't do that.
Keep it up.

Q: Yeah, you're right this isn't moblie friendly...?
A: It's barely desktop friendly. Get off your phone.

Q: Junkyard?
A: No.

Q: Was it the tidal wave dream again?
A: Yes.

Q: The finish line? Oh, there isn't enough time for everything, so
do as much as you can toward something and accept that
something else is either about to re-emerge or be introduced to you.
A: Yes.

Q: Do you belive in the delusion caused by Instagram filters?
A: That's the wrong phrasing of the question.

Q: Say it don't spray it?
A: Yes.

Q: What about if i REALLY spary it?
A: Ok, if you REALLY spary it.

Q: There is a visual element, an experiential element, an interactive
element, a content element, and a few more probably: they all need
to give a shit about each other to be harmonious together?
A: Ya.

Q: Can you multi-task?
A: Why in the world would I want to do more than one thing at
a time? But, yes, I can; though I don't.

Q: But all the work is different looking?
A: Looking??? Of course it is.

Q: It's what you do leading up to and immediately after a signigicant
encounter that makes you something?
A: I believe, sometimes.

Q: You do all of this alone?
A: I think some people, special people, can do it alone, yes.

Q: A phone size and a desktop computer size are really diffferent?
A: It's lazy, and dispicable to think about a single solution to serve both.

Q: How often do you wonder?
A: I am right now, if that's what you mean.

Q: Remember that time you lived in a tent on the roof of a old artist loft right
off the Bowery?
A: Why do you always bring that up?

Q: You know they're going to say "finally something contemporary?"
A: I mean, let them.

Q: On the Wall it's art, on the floor it's garbage?

Q: Is love blind?
A: Of course, as it should be. And so is loneliness.

Q: Some ask about the refinement of the work.
A: It isn't necessarily refined here. Sometimes it is. One day I'll
give it to you the way you expect it. Then when you're bored
you'll remember the good times we had, this way.

Q: What are your activities, here?
A: It depends.

Q: The whoie thing's a work in progress?
A: Of course it is. What else would it be.

Q: Collaboration is not the same as democracy?
A: No, it's not. And they both are inferior to Cooperation.


Q: It doesn't matter what you wear?
A: I want to get up and get out and go out there, and begin doing
as quickly as possible each day. It's a larger discussion...let's come
back to this later, please.

Q: Are you him?
A: Well, im not not him, you know.

Q: You've made a sign that reads "The courage to try something gives
you the authority to try something."
A: I did, yes. Courage is beautiful.

Q: What's up with saving the world?
A: I feel like I can make the world a more imaginative, thoughtful, complex place. That's my focus. I'll leave "saving the world" to
doctors and lawyers....and Willie Nelson.

Q: Your ideal team?
A: A writer, A designer, A developer, A dog, A comedian,
A linguist, A cook, A martial artist, A sturdy table, A day dream.

Q: The back button?
A: I mean, it feels odd to use it these days for basic functions.
I can see it though being utilized for something new and magical.

Q: Shitty bodega coffee?

Q: Technology?
A: Yeah, it's amusing to me that people talk about technology
as if it's something new.

Q: At some point you have to ask yourself how many times do
you want to tell your story, you know?
A: I do know. Yes. You're talking about that guy in the corner,
over there, in his late 40's telling some tale of his parents life to
some young gal who tries to talk wiser than her age to somehow impress this fool. Then he responds with some line about
"you've got the rest of your life..." and she believes it.

Q: Don't you wonder if there is a better a way to do and
to make (produce, manufacture) literally every single thing
that's out there in the world.
A: I do, yes: literally everything. I just bought a six pack of
canned beer, and I wondered–and now this is quite simple
minded and reductive, mind you–why someone still makes
the plastic ring holder for the six cans...how many mallards
and doves will choke to death before we stop making that.

Q: Let's just do something crazy and wonderful for/to the world?
A: Always.

Q: Say yes to everything; you can always find a way out later.
A: the answer is obvious..lalalalhaha
A: at a point in your life, you should say no to most things, though

Q: To either inform, provoke, or entertain...
A: Yes. And don't forget: to bring joy or alarm.

Q: Are you restless?
A: Yes. We must be.

Q: Your first crush was Penny from Inspector Gadget?
A: She had it all: brains, brain (the dog), and a double pony tail.
And those patched up pants...she was hot. Obviously.

Q: "I had you at Superstudio?"
A: Yes.

Q: You're designing a wall in Beijing?
A: Yes. It's going to be impactful. Thanks.

Q: Did you forget about that?
A: No, never. Not that.

Q: Are you concernced with the "reductive" movement?
A: Not really. There are enough of us out there that know how
to defeat those types.

Q: If you can't convince them, confuse them?
A: I mean, it's a dirty and folish tactict.

Q: In honor of the hypothetical, but quite impossible
(regarding ones–mostly your–work)?
A: Yes.

Q: She was a perfect mess?
A: Yes.

Q: You can't resist Shake Shack can you?
A: No, I can't.

Q: To show off the grid, one must USE the grid?
A: Yes. No.

Q: So an introvert walks out of a bar?
A: Yeah. Funny joke, right?

Q: Did they come back?
A: You're confusing the readers...the raccoons haven't been back.
(See below)

Q: To think and to laugh are the essential behaviors?
A: I believe, yes. The shift between them is quite possible.

Q: Who has aged worse: Colin Farrell or James Franco?
A: Macaulay Culkin

Q: On consecutive nights, a pair of raccoons have come into your apt
very late while you were sleeping ?
A: Howd you know? Yes. Well, tonight I'll be waiting for them.

Q: Remember Jamiroquai?
A: Yes. Still good.

--- Q: You want to see that new movie w/ me tonight?
A: As a friend?
--- A: No, As the girl of my dreams.

Q: Your mom recently asked you "are you eating ok?"
A: You know moms...I just say "Mom, Im eating...that should be
good enough. Love you. Bye."

Q: The guy thought "you remind me of Vin Diesel" was a
A: Ha, you should have BEEEEEN there.

Q: Will you ever look at it any differently?
A: No, it will always be with this extreme passion and interest.

Q: You know that you don't know?
A: That's right. I don't want to know; it's all the more better
when you're still figuring things out. And then, re-figuring
them out. And then slapping yourself.

Q: Do you think it was a coincidence Robin Williams killed
himself on a Sunday?
A: I don't at all. Have you ever felt really low on a particular
Sunday, and on another particular Sunday felt
particularly high? Yes, of course you have. Well imagine that,
times 10 for a depressed person.

Q: What's the point?
A: You know what I'm talking about...the important shit.
Or the really unimportant shit. You know...extremes.

Q: Some people have twitter. Some people have facebook. What
do you have?
A: This. And Wayne.

Q: You are a neat and orderly person, I can see.
A: Why, yes I am. Good observation. Occasionally I am a slob, but
I do like getting dressed up and being classy.

Q: What's up with Math?
A: I know, well look: math is cool until you start adding letters
and dot dot dots and short lines and longer lines and paranthesis
and start stacking shit. Math should be limited to numbers only.
If you need to try to figure out a value for a or b or c, it's not math:
it's riddle. If I want a riddle I'll read Lewis Carroll. Also, I guess
I'll be hiring a math tutor for the kids. But, god bless math.

Q: We should all want to do the important work that many will see?
A: I think so anyway. I mean really, it's about doing something
you're passionate about. Important = influential, meaningful,
timely, provocative, funnny, supportive, urgent, etc.

Q: Does sitting in front of a computer make you happy?
A: Is the president white?

Q: Real > Perfect?
A: Everytime.

Q: Wait, you have kids?

Q: What came first, the question or the answer?
A: MMMM, so tricky. I'd say you just answered your own
question, ehhem, no?

Q: What's that music in your apartment right now?
A: My parents sent up all my old cds from home. I coverted to
MP3 files and now I have my 90's hip-hop and r&b blasting.
Thanks for listening.

Q: When should things begin?
A: Sometimes I don't really get your questions.

Q: Did you hear the one about the–

Q: Your arm around your lover or your hands holding?
A: Both.

Q: There is some serious stuff going on in the world.
A: I know it. But say it don't spray it man...What you're getting
at is that the important stories (along with the ones that
make us laugh) are the ones we need to be telling.

Q: I don't even know what year we're in.
A: Oh. It's 75% over but welcome to 2014.

Q: What's better than sliced bread?
A: A whole bread that you can tear apart. Using your hands is a lost art.
Also: holding hands is nice.

Q: I mean, who doesn'l like Frank Sinatra?
A: I know man, It's a fool who doesn't. it's this bullshit some
people think about. Listen, I love gil scott heron and nina simone
and that guy that howls at the bar and that girl in the subway station down in Brooklyn too, but it doesn't mean Frank Sinatra isn't good
too. I can't believe we're talking about this.

Q: Wow, what a long time since we last spoke.
A: I was away on business. Hi again. You look good. Yoga?

Q :...let's write it...
A: ...It shouldn't be written...
A: I didn't say use words, I just said write.

Q: Do you wish designers would stop forcing the web to look
like and act like print?
A: I don't actually, butI I think force is the right word.

Q: Do you ever wonder that you give it all away like this?
A: All the time.

Q: Cooperation needs to endure while this phrase-and phase-
collaboration fades from its lofted + misunderstood + abused existence?
A: Yes.

Q: It's a shame that we need to wear headphones
everywhere, isn't it?
A: It's painful to see the public become so private.

Q: So, Bronson: How do you update your website?
A: Well, Dair, like this.

Q: So what you're saying is, you would eliminate the notion of synonyms?
A: Yes, I thinks it's an absurd notion. Antonyms, on the other
hand deserve their existence.

Q: We, as designers, are going to wake up one day when it's
too late and realize being a form maker was enough all along.
A: We may be extinct by the time that day arrives. I have more
to say, though: the insecurities that have plagued the field forever
have led to this feeling we need to be so smart and broad.
Communication as a generality is fabulous, and the right
designers should take it on, but too many are and it's putting
all of us in this awkward place. Stop it.

Q: Design more. Talk way less.
A1: (head knod up and down)
A2: Or just talk about it less delicately and preciously.

Q: Design solutions aren't found on Pinterest or FFFFFound,
rather through a more committed, accidental, peripheral, etc
discovery formation?
A: Yes.

Q: ...(a long pause)... So it's Beatuy that is the idea?
A: ...(a shorter than long pause)... Sometimes.

Q: Cynicism and Caution are–
A: –I know, I know. I can't say it clearly enough: I am cautious,
that's all there is to it.

Q: Is it true there are things to learn that can't be taught?
A: Yes, very true.

Q: I know I have asked this before: Writers are the most influential
communicators to the other forms of communicators?
A: I believe so, yes.

Q: You need to finish to feel complete?
A: No. The realization of something–what most label "finished"–
is one of the many details that would constitute completeness.
But to feel complete all one needs to do is feel good about it.
Do you feel complete when you finish a piece of shit thing?
I hope you don't.

Q: When someone asks: "Where do you want to go?" what is the response?
A: I guess it's more of a circumstance than a time, or a place
or period in life, or the world's life. It's a situation, not a

Q: Stacks are not the same as Piles?
A: Don't be stupid. Is tomorrow the same as the day after today?

Q: Analytics, or Numbers, are not the measure of success?
A: (Your gut, insticnt, oh and Ethnography, Qaulitative...are truer)
So, of course not. Fool. And only fools think so. Let's come back
to this. There is more to say along the lines of sucess-ness
beyond the measurables.

Q: Talk less, do more?
A: It sounds as such an obvious topic when you ask it that way.
I mean, talk is distracting in the moments of work, yes.
Many young workers want to talk too much, they should just concentrate on the work, without talking. But laying in bed with
your lover you could say talk more, listen more do more.

Q: Clearly commerce is mandating design/UX/IA/ decisions?
A: Clearly, the mediums are being neglected for an effeicient,
yet mostly wrong, solution for either. Or, more accurately, mobile
experiences are being promoted over desktop experiences.
And this absurd one size fits all approach has surfaced.

Q: Some would want to be famous over being right...
A: I've heard that before, yes.

Q: You've looked modernity in the eye?
A: Yes, and it blinked first.

Q: Edward Wright?
A: Wow. You need to know about him and his work.

Q: How'd you guys pick out the hex values?
A: Quite scientifically: everyone contributed their phone numbers
,we translated some numbers to their corresponding letters, and
then mixed that shit up / Albers would have not havebeen proud /.

Q: "You become what you are around."
A: Yes.

Q:  Wait....you told one of them "...you can ask around if you want–
I'm advising not to–but, if you do keep asking around, you'll always
be asking, most likely." 
A: Yes.

Q: What is the next focus?
A: The extension(s) of (a) thought(s).................................

A: Most of what we see in visual culture is aligned with what we know as
"good" or "pretty" or, to me "ordinary." And most (8/10, say) practioners
fall within the label of a "good" visual desigenr. And that's oridnary to me.
We must be more brave in our work and be ready to fall short in the attempt
to be extraordinary.

A: Everything is a presentation of self. It's always been that way. Presently, we
have more "things" to access as presentation than we ever have. That
access to what we can use for presentation is not far
at all from what some media theorists like to refer back to. But
I do feel there needs to be some evolution of those classic
media theories as emerging mediums merge toward one another.

Q: Should we assume since one drinks alone that one is alone?
A: No. Some people who are without any others are quite unalone, drinking
or otherwise.

A: Simplification is not reduction, but organization–depending, of course, as
it could be one or the other or both.

A: A logo is only relevant in that it is used–and then, once it has been used,
that it is used consistenly thereafter. Aesthetic is irrelevant.

A: I see it often: a person is too cosumed with looking and acting cool
in these creative environments and usually their work sucks.

Q: Bookshelf?
A: I keep stacks, yes. Currently on top is Freud's Mexico, Mornings in Mexico,
Netochka Nezvanova, and Portugal at the Grassroots, oh and: some
Debord + Marinetti essays

Q: You mean piles?
A: We'rea bout to get to that, or have we already..I cant remember;
scroll up, or down.

Q: Adaptive > Responsive?
A: Yes. Mostly. Miranda July has a resposible responsive site.

Q: By making some things (basically) as easy as possible, we've made the
diffcult activity seem unapproachable?
A: I think so.

Q: There is very little proof that "good" design is "better than" or
"works" better than"bad" deisgn.
A: As a designer, and a formalist, I hate to say it, but yes.

Q: One more time...?
A: Ok, since you asked: Yes, writers are still the most influential designers.

Q: I wonder if most present day "writers" realize olden day writers were also photographers and sported beards? What I mean is: do it differently.
A: As long as the writing is right, I'm fine with that observation.

Q: You can't have layers, plural, with out layer, singular?
A: Hahaha, you're good. You are good. I got my eye on you.

Q: Of course everything communicates?
A: Yes.

Q: Sometimes it takes more effort than most are willing?
A: Yes. But there still the few who are willing.

Q: It shouldn't need to be stated that proper design principles apply
across all of the mediums?
A: I mean, of course not.

Q: What do you make of the upcoming/recent AIGA/NY workshop
"How to Make Mistakes on Purpo–
A: –Well, it's reckless. The mistakes you gain insight from are the ones
you make because you don't know you're making them untll they're made.
You can't simulate that kind of discovery. It's absolutely reckless and embarrassing.

Q: You can predict behavior, you can't predict performance?
A: Yes. That's why Nate Silver was so wrong on his sports predictions.

Q: Im not sure how to phrase this...
A: Let me say this: The limitation in the thinking of many communicators,
and eventually thier output, is in their approach to–the mehtod in which
they lookat at–design. It is "design as design." What I mean is, for them
the approach is "design in, design out" and for designers such as myself,
the approach is "life (experiences) in, design out".

Q: Don't be a scared little pussy?
A: Yes, that's right.

Q: I think the criticism shouldn't be limited to tech use in the public spaces,
but all types of uses that isolate one from the public space. For example,
it's easy and too basic to point at a person ass deep in their smart phone
walking down the street. Should the person reading a printed newspaper
on the subway be subjected to the same criticism.
A: Yes.

Q: You've said "You don't have to notice something to see it."
A: Yes, that's right.

Q: You didn't have to cram this space did you?
A: Of course not, but I have (for now, at least).

Q: Do we need to get over the poster?
A: Mostly, not entirely, yes. I tihnk we limit (graphic) design when we
seemingly glorify any one output. And the poster is the easiest form
to recognize for most, so it becomes the thing that designers want
to make first. We're in an age that the poster really has very little
significance, or it has lost its primary significance with the emergence
of other platforms.

Q: Whay are so many people enveloped with this under 30 nonesense.
A: Our field has a strange fascination with it, doesn't it.

Q: Do you like to eat lunch alone?
A: Yes, usually. It's a good break from everything/one.

Q: How does it go?
A: It goes like this: Observe, think, write, act, produce, observe.

Q: Where is a place you would work?
A: A place of natural light and concentration, or only the essentail disruptions: traffic, rain, foot steps, purring, and Bach, ambient and blunt stimulus.

Q: So, they're different mediums?
A: Yes, desktop, tablet, mobile...they are very different mediums, and
one should design not responsively, but with each medium's limitations
and possibilities in mind.

Q: The idea of contrast is a fulfilling and extreme activity, isn't it?
A: Yes.

Q: (Shouting)
A: I am honored you are shouting at me.

Q: Codex, index, Appendix, Inventory, List, Drawer, Order, Pile, Catalog, Serial.
A: Titles restrict.

Q: The complexities of all the communications is what interests you, and drives
you to perform them?
A: Yes.

Q: Why? What's wrong with collaboration?
A: Many things. Primarily it's assumptive that solutions come from
working together–and that we have to find solutions in the first place. It's
primary fault is found in the agreeing nature of working with people we
hand pick as our partners. Also, collaboration forces us to want to find a
solution. It also weakens the connection we each have with the self and developing behavoirs to adapt. And it's ill defined–or not defined at all–so it's loosely applied to any process that may not even be true collaboration.

A: I overheard a young student say in a composed, quiet, certain tone:
"I want to do brave work."

Q: Collages in 2011-present day?
A: They mosly are too contrasty and complex with arbitrary selections.
What I mean is the content is clearly defined. To clarify, what I mean is,
the collages are too eassily disectable. There is no unified content,
therefore there is little to comprehend after aesthtetics. In the collages
from the fluxus, mosltly, there is some complexity that makes the
experience richer.

Q: Influence beats the shit out of inspiration?
A: Everytime (it's our little secret).

A: There is no good or bad or like or dislike.
There is only what works and what does not work.
And what provokes and what does not provoke.

Q: What is the perspective here.?
A: It's not a perspective on design. It's a perspective on life.

Q: What is the difference between advice and a lesson?
A: Advice sucks. A lesson does not.

Q: Is the story/article the ad.
A: It appears that way.

Q: Would you say it's a matter of being very clear or very unclear?
A: Probably. (Is that clearly unclear enough?)

Q: So, why do designers love to make up these time limit projects?
A: You mean, take for exampl this recent account: let's make a poster in
five minutes and post it on the internet as a promotion to sell you these
posters that were made in five minutes? I don't know why they do it, but
it'sodd for many reasons. One being that it shows potential clients that
you can probably do the work they need you to do in half a day. So when
you try to charge them a shit load of $$$ for the work, they come back at
you with the "yeah but you made this passable poster in five minutes,
why will it take you a month to make me my thing."

Q: Design isn't a personal matter?
A: That's right, it's not about the designer's personal likes/dislikes.

Q: You recently moved pile #2 next to pile #6?
A: Yes.

Q: At what point do you consider the end?
A: At all times: As the makers of things we must not forget the users of things.

Q: Do you talk to the users of things?
A: We're all users, if not makers.Listen to yourself, but of course you can't
make things for others if you don't know first hand what they are looking for.
Of course you can give them something they never thought of, but you would
still want to be there with them at some point to hear their desires of the
made thing.

Q: ...
A: Yes–and for the last time–it's about despecialization and adaptability.
The design can be whatever it needs to be: clean, cluttered, intillectual,
and so on.

Q: Why do we sudddenly develop identities that "evolove" ...
A: Im not sure it's all of sudden, but it has ceratinly become popular. A few
reasons: Technologies allow it to be done easily. Designers follow trends.
USA Today does it smartly. SALT does it artfully, but not wonderfully and not that
originally and those designers there aren't that original to begin with.

Q: You have yet to resolve this delay in your mind

Q: A lot of your work isn't "graphic designyyyyy"...?
A1: I mean, it's like: say it, don't spray it.
A2: Say it, don't show it.....???? Nah.
A3: Is it a matter of expression or is it a didactic matter, for example.
A4: Well, I suppose if content is good, it need not be overly designed.
Usually flares and ticks are used as an necessary additive for useless content,
or to add unwarranted attention to otherwise trivial matter.

Q: ?
A: Context is the new content + content is the new aesthetic.

Q: ...So...everything is on behalf of the client or the subject?
A: Yes.

Q: What's up?
A: Continuing to further the idea and presentation of presentations/
slide shows. The notions of presentation and designing experiences
for the live is emerging again.

Q: It must be easy being a formalist and a fluxus and a futurist?
A: Ah! You would.

Q: It's interesting: you have this position that we shouldn't just put evertything
out there just because we have that capability, but this space here is exactly
that. It's place you are putting everything, ready or not.
A: Yes. We are usually contradicting our own self, aren't we?

Q: Your graffiti tag is "so what", what does it mean?
A: It means, or rather, where it is placed has all the meanig.

Q: I've heard you refer to Lobster Place as Lobster Palace.
A: It's pretty funny isn't it.
(UPDATE: It's closed until mid Feb for renovations.)

Q: On presentation?
A: It's good to respect the work. It's not good to embalm it.

Q: Are you a futurist?
A: I employ you to answer that question. Now, do some push-ups.

Q: Most people see one color as a restriction; it's a liberation though.
It reduces the options and that saves you time that you will use to
get to fully understand the one color you have.
A: Limitations are a designer's best friend.
A: Couldn't have said it better. Reduction for the purpose of expansion.

Q: Words on top of images?
A: Sometimes I don't care if it can or cannot be read. As long as it can be seen.
A: Words are images.

Q: Did you run down the hill and then leap into that pond?
A: Yes.

Q: Bane or spoil?
A: I prefer to use spoil rather than bane. It's more visceral. Bane is too easy.
For example "It spoils my existence" is so much better than "Bane of my
existence." It's like: why use a complicated word when a simple one is there.

Q: You've said design should lead as much as it follows.
A: Yes. Design should anticiapte. It should also react.

Q: Life is long?
A: Yes, life is long.

Q: There is a popular dogma in design that goes: "Don't perfect, just finish."
A: Exceptionally arrogant. And, although it's industrial and structural design,
do you think the astronauts of the Challenger would agree with all of you?

A: Related, one should only make something, or even say something, when
one has something to make or say.

Q: It just takes guts and courage?
A: Yes, we all need more of both.

Q: Is it made?
A: What do you mean is it made? Well, it's not not-made.

Q: Are you a formalist?
A: In many ways, yes. In many ways, no. A formalist will screw the content.
I make love to the content. So, that's the difference.

Q: Selt promotion?
A: It's easy to make good graphic design for yourself or that promotes
your studio . The best designers know how to get clients that are either
on board with this or convince clients that are not on board with this to
get on board with this.

Q: Color?
A: Black and White is how you are born. Color is like makeup.

Q: Halloween?
A: I was a behavior one year. Last year I was a deep thought.

Q: Why do you need a notetaker during some meetings?
A: Well, I will have beeen daydreaming of course.

Q: What do you seek in the work?
A: Provocation. Sometimes, a finite experience with a propsosal and no

Q: What?
A: Oh, that wasn't me, but didn't you hear it?

Q: You are alive, but do you have a death poem?
A: Yes. It goes: No say over birth

Q: Why do people like you?
A: The same reason people don't like me: I'm doing exactly what I want.

Q: "...not literal, but word-for-word..."
A: What an amazing clarification by Mr. Cage.

Q: Do you despise color?
A: Get a grip. Of course not. I just think it's not neccessary.

Q: You love questions as banal as "What's your favorite color?"
and "How's the weather?"
A: Yes, they are actually perfect questions to reveal perspective.

Q: You've said objects are uncessary.
A: Design should provoke inner thoughts and then advance that
thought further to eventaully become an act of even further thought.
If an object can do that, it should remain.

Q: Is it raining where you are?
A: Yes. What about where you are?

Q: (I am responding to a question from sometime ago)
A: It's not up to you or to me, but to the subject or the content. But to answer
your question: Yes, I can give you something precious or I can give you
something crude.

Q: You've said that we're all naive, no matter what our difference are.
A: Yes, we are all naive, as different as we all are.

Q: Cooperation is?
A: So much better than (what people love to classify as, but really have
no clue what they're saying) collaboration.

Q: Four people passing off one pencll to create a drawing like an assemly line?
A: Not Collaboration.

Q: Four hands holding and using one pencil at one moment with some
talking, nods, groans and agreements, disagreements, uncertainties
to discover and direct the pencil's course to create a drawing or scribble?
A: Collaboration.

Q: That + It?
A: = Thit.

A: The only reason anything is ever "done" or "ready" or "complete"
is because it is due. What I mean is, whatever you make or do,
can be done or made better, or at least differntly. That's a fact. So, indeed,
you are not done or ready or complete; go do it again. Better. Different.
Keep going. Never stop. Re-do it. Now. Why wouldn't you?

Q: Desktop browsing is becomming more like mobile browsing...
A: Well, what you're seeing is a power shift among those mediums.
And, I do think, as similar as they are, we're talking about two
mediums. The mobile, or pad, or "flick" navigation is dominating
web experiences right now. So desktop viewing, which is actually
well into shifting the experience to be closer to that (longer scrolls,
more intuitive and less navigation), has adjusted quite effectively.
And, though it's accidental or at least reactionary, it is improving
desktop viewing and overall site design experiences.

Q: What's your favorite color?
A: Milton Babbitt's audio presentations.
A: I really enjoy 94% black or HEX# 181818

Q: Desing for commerce and design for culture?
A: Too much to say about that for our q/a sessions...
But thanks for asking.

Q: Will you wear two collared shirts at the same time.
A: Yes. I am right now, as you can see.

Q: The most balanced cut of red meat?
A: Skirt steak, seasoned, seared, cooked.

Q: What about spelling?
A: We've been over this. You know how I feel.

Q: Why are posters and business cards still relevant?
A1: I have no idea, but they shouldn't be.
A2: It comes down to things on walls and things in pockets.

Q: Jan WIlker asked you once if John Cage had been an influence over a presentation you made. You replied with "Who is John Cage."
A: Yes, at the time he asked I had never heard of him. But after learnig about
him, I understood that I had known him very well and that he, and his
sensibiliities were indeed an influence even before I knew who he was.

Q: You've said the film titles to My Own Private Idaho are, perhaps, the most
apporpriate titles ever for an American Film.
A: Yes. And now I would include The Master in that catergory.
A: The content of that first film is so fantastic. Who even cares about that.
That second film is a disappointment.

Q: Stretched type, rivers, orphans, Comic Sans?
A: Such basic and insignificant topics. I suggest understanding these design
basics and then swiftly moving on to larger issues.

Q: This page uses a grid?
A: I love grids, it's just that it's such an ordinary (I want to say incommunicative,
but I know all of what we do communicates something) way to display a series
of projects.

Q: This may be a repeat question? Are writers the most influential communicators?
A: Yes. Still, now and forever.

Q: To be specialized or de-specialized?
A: Someone once said specialization is for insects. There is your answer.
A: Learn something. Then move on.

Q: Can one work with others around making small talk?
A: Well, I don't know if it's proven, or if you can even prove something
iike that, but it is certainly difficult.

Q: What about your portraits?
A: I like to think a portrait can be anything that depics a person's character, mood, and/or a specific emotion at a specific or general moment. That's why I use words.
It could be lines, colors, stains, essays, webpages..and so on.

Q: Are dream sequences more like dissolves or cuts?
A: I think, as strange and unorganized as they usually are, they are still
more like cuts. Within each segment, though, there are dissolutions

Q: Do you wish it was the fall again?
A: How'd you know to ask?

Q: How do you first go through a museum or gallery?
A: Quicky. Then I go back over it all, a little bit less quickly.

Q: Everything looks the same?
A: Yes. I despise it.

Q: Beginnings of a work or Endings of a work?
A: sible that it's the beginni

Q: Remember that time?
A: You're damn right I do.

Q: What about minimalism?
A: You know, it's wonderful. My apt is quite minimal; It offers possibility.
But it's time to shift–at least a few of us need to move away from it. Even
if it's not in our nature, a few of us have to present something else otherwise
we'll all be stuck in it. It's difficult to do well, and most don't, but they
mimmick the ones who have done it well. I'm talking total fucking chaos.
More importantly, we must re-establish the idea that we do not own style
that we do not impress our own views, but we let the subject lead us
to the output/solution.

A: A footnote is your next beginning.
A: Logos are only important in that they are used, and used consistently.
A: A logo and a brand are not the same thing.
Q: Why are we talking about this?

Q: The viewer will want something easy won't they?
A: I hope not. Clarity is fine at the right times. So is ambiguity.

Q: What does all of this mean?
A: I have to be honest: I think you have no idea what you're
talking about. And you talk too much. I mean, ALL the time.
You have a soft voice though.

Q: Why black and white?
A" It is the beginning. And perhaps the end. Perhaps, just a foundation.
A: Together, they are both everythimg and nothing
at the same time. That is a beautiful sentiment to me.

Q: If you could be hightide or lowtide, which one would you be?
A: This is another hard one...I like low tide better. But without a
high tide, the lowtide would reveal nothing.

A: I prefer to spend the first few moments (days, hours, whatever)
all over the place and then at the point that is either necessary or
predetermined I will get it together.
Q: I didn't ask you about that.

Q: Humpty Dumpty?
A: Let's just put it this way: Humpty Dumpty > genius

Q: Where is your main office?
A: My main office is in the public. It's always open. I have other offices though.


Q: Is the morning the best time to work?
A: Yes. It's a necessary time to collect your thoughts
and put them in some sort of order before new thoughts
of that day arise and interfere with the old thoughts.

Q: Is the morning the best time to enjoy "doing nothing"?
A: Yes.

Q: Wonderful.

Q: What about the afternoon, say around 2:30?
A: If you have to, I guess you have to. That is also a good
time for a sweet kiss or a walk or a sit or stare out the window.

Q: How's the weather there today?
A: Spectacular. I have on a thin cotton shirt and
lightweight curdory pants and loafers with no socks.

Q: Is beauty the idea (sometimes)?
A: Yes. Beauty is the idea (sometimes).

Q: Do people typically associate minimalism with sophistication and intellectualism?
A: Hmm. Well. Yes.

Q: What about effeciecny?
A: Worst idea ever. (Effeciency is a concept corporate bosses and finance
people made up. In the truest creative settings–where work that needs
to be thought about and considered and perhaps tinkered with for years is made–effeciency should not be tolerated. The assembly line is a different
story. )

Q: I notice you pace a lot.
A: Yes. Sorry. Would you like me to sit?
A: No no, it's fine.

Q: What?
A: Life is long.

Q: Design for commerce vs. design for culture...
A1: ...(inaudible groan)...(another inaudible groan)...
A2: Commerce is culture, sure. Pretty obvoious conclusion.

Q: Not everything needs to be made for "something, someone, some
purpose." Somethings just need to be made because you have the
urge to do or say something.
A: I know exactly what you mean.

Q: Is Space Man's final frontier?
A: No, it is the opposite. Man is Space's final frontier.
(Follw up Q: So, is it true Space is where no Man has gone before?)
A: Well, we've been there. So, it is the opposite as well.
Man is where no Space has gone before.

Q: You've said in the past that all work is personal. That there
should be no seperation inside your body when you are doing
something that has come from within you or from outside of you?
A: That's a bizarre thing to think about it.

Q: I've heard you don't like to wait for a project to land in your laps; that
you go after projects or make your own. I quote, "If yout wait
around for someting, you'll just be waiting. Go do something!"
A: It's True. I also like to eat and forget about all of that.

Q: Interaction Design is more than digital–
A: –Stop right there. Of course it is. A flip book is interaction
design. Wrapping paper used to wrap a gift is interaction design.
People just don't know what to call things so they throw this
sweeping term over it and then the dominant tendency within
that catergory (which is clearly digital in this instance) begins
to get eaten up by culture and so it all gets carried away.

Q: Can anyone be a designer?
A: Thankfully, the answer is yes. And we all should be. I'm sure
some in the field will disagree.

Q: Humpty Dumpty is a huge influence on your word based research?
A: Yes. Humpty Dumpty is smart. Well, Lewis Carroll made him smart.

Q: The reason anyone can be a designer?
A: Well, we're all taught form, color, scale, and so on in kindergarten.
I suspect, though, that this is the very least design is. We aquire courage, compassion, understanding as we grow up. Actually, we're born with
courage! Isn't that beautiul. And in some way we are nurtured along to
be cautious, which of course inhibits both courage and intuition.

Q: Re: what the f--k is up with these animated gifs and other moving things
all over the page? (I mean the page in general, not yours.)
A: Watch the language please. Well, eventually people will either go blind
or crack up over it all and then it won't matter anymore. Also, once that
trend is over it will stop, until it makes sense for it to occur and then it
should happen.

Q: Will you send a practice related email at 3:44 a.m.?
A: Yes. Of course.

Q: Intonation or Connotation?
A: This is a tough one. I enjoy both. I'm sorry, but I can't choose.

Q: Is it true that if you can make it in New York, you can make it
A: It depends. With design, or as some high end designers work,
as it is done in New York, I do not think so. I believe most designers
in New York would fail miserably outside of New York (maybe not
in London or Berlin). Their vision and outputs are so accute and
isolating–perfect for New York where there is enough of an audience
even for the work that is cared about or relevant to so few.

Q: If you were a symbol, what would you look like?

(see: empty set)

Q: Footnotes or Endnotes?
A: Footnotes–by a wide margain.

Q: Where do you begin?
(I'm sorry. It shouldn't start with empathy; you should already have that.)
A1: You start with what exists already and what you know already.
A1a: Listening. Understanding. Where it fells natural to begin.
A1b: Maybe you realize that you don't begin at all, or that you began
a long time ago.
A2: "When" is also a necessary question...but let's talk about that
later. The answer to where is: I believe it is (or can be) different every
time. Usually, it's with the question or the problem, and then making
some observations, asking what do I already know and not know,
listening to the people involved. Rarely this is not the start, and in those
cases it can begin from just about anywhere: form, note taking, output,
etc. It is similar to how the entire process has the possibility to be
different each time. It's all dependent on the problem–or more
interestingly–the question.

Q: Ok, so when do you begin?
A: Now. Immediately. (How)?: Urgently. Not recklessly.

Q: Yes, but what's the output?
A: Thank you for that question. The answer is long. Well, it's a
long list anyway. The ouput is

Q: "Thank you for that piece of design. Now, can you make it go?"
A: No. Wait. Actually, well, sure. Of course I can make it go.
But I won't. Not in this instance, for that purpose.

Q: Can a conceptual or speculative desinger make a living?
Or, what I mean is–
A: –I know exactly what you mean. What you mean is can the
conceptual worker produce a result satisfactory to the practical
real world without comprimising. I don't know the answer, but
it's probably yes.

Q: –––
A: I know what you're going to ask. There is no "We".

Q: Did you live in a tent on the rooftop of an artit's loft in NY?
A: Yes, for a month; when I moved here for graduate studies.
But it wasn't a tall building. A two story loft off the Bowery.
So, it wasn't bad at all. I ended up staying in the loft for the
rest of the year.

Q.: Do you have a twin brother?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you look alike?
A: Not really.

A: -----No, we can't read each other's mind.
Q: How did you know I was going to ask that?

Q: You have a cool name
A: That's not a question.

Q: If you claim to never finish anything, how do you get paid?
A1: Copyright infringement.
A2: I always complete the work, but never finish it.
A3: It doesn't matter. Let's just do something fantastic.

Q: Could you at one point dunk a basketball on a regulation height rim?
A: No. Why do you ask.

Q: But, you're white.
Q: And only 6 feet tall

Q: What's your favorite color?
A: Black & White.

Q: What's your favorite kind of milkshake?
A: Black & White

Q: Do you believe in process?
A1: I believe in: observation, improvisation, spontaneity,
instinct, second guessing, using what exists already.
A2: There is an initial reaction–very intense–at the first moment
of an idea or a projcet, when you have thoughts, solutions,
fragments flushing through your mind and then all of that
wanes and at some point patience returns to help filter
the results. This isn't a matter of incessant refinement, it's
really a matter of instinct and knowing when it's right. And,
sometimes a primary element of input will be found, by
accident perhaps, or by filtering curiosities very finely, at a
point several months or years after the output has been
established...and then you'll realize you have a process
that relies on chance, assymetry and continuous discovery,
among other things.

Q: Will anyone have made it this far in the Q/A?
A: We'll see. I hope so. This isn't one of those manifesto
Q/A. Or one where the questions are generic and the answers
predictable. For example: Q: So what do you do in your spare
time, which of course I would say something unoriginal with
zero insight like A:"Mostly playing with my cats, watching the
internet (netflix watch-instantly and hulu), treating myself to
pork-fat heavy meals (and therefore slowly draining my bank
account), riding my bike around Brooklyn, impulsive procrasti-
cleaning, and hanging out with my (girl)friend/friends." Of course,
I don't do any of these things, but you get the point. Plus,
this is posted on the internet, anyone who knows anything
about the internet knows people, whether interested in the
content or not, get distracted, so we are keeping this fun
(still relevant) and succinct. (Except this entry) (Sorry, reader.)

Q: Is there a difference between inspiration and influence?
A. Yes.


















Henri Lefebvre quote broken into a seris of 8 panels as type and illustration; K/R Architects











































Slide sequece (selected) for lecture at Pratt



















Machine: I Am Not A Machine. Series of visualizations, ongoing conversation.












Website detail); Parallel for K/R Architects































BreakThings Newsletter (unfolded); NewLab











Interface for TIME LABS; TIME.com

























Year One Book; NewLab





Totebag promotional material; NewLab













































































































Macaroni Parenthesis








It's in there, somewhere.












Identity/Mark for shipping Container comapny.



































































































































1. ELECT/EJECT. The pathos of selection. Do we vote in favor of someone, or in opposition of someone else.
Secondarily, but just as interesting, the examination of the closeness of these two words structurally and emotionally.




































Poll created for Fashion Besat gallery that gives user chance to vote on images. This field sits above photo. Editorial and Desgin.









Identity for publisihng outlet name One.


Green Rankings spring scroll/ dual navigation.


Custom weekly typographic treatments used for Beast TV entity of The Daily Beast.






























Identity for live event sponsored by DELL that unites hackers and worthy causes.
Inspiration: the cursor from MS Dos.





Identity for non-profit.


A poster.


A family crest.


A political satire.





KNICKS YOU/US/WE/KNOW campaign More images coming.


Titles to a fine PSA concerning bigotry towards Islam.



LP Cover (with alternative) for Ghanaian musician MENSA.







Pamphlet and Book Cover:
Vs. is a series of independent essays and diagrams, each comparing two intimately related thoughts, ideas, tendencies, etc.
Look Down is a photo book based on gravity and the effects of gravity in both an acute and broad context.

An androgynous punk wannabe on a flyer.

Madison Sq Park, looking south down Broadway.


chosen illustration and Cover and then alternate Covers/Directions from June 2011 Metropolis magazine






Flash website that integrates a deisgner's portfolio and blog; ended up too big to load. Does have some nice interactive surprises though. Email to set up a time for me to come over with file.

---.K.. is a bi-annual art journal. The content is shape and color; anything to do with shape and color. Then in B/W!

---Large format publication titled PATHS. Each edition identifies a specific destination (man-caused, philosophical, place, etc.)
and how we arrive at that destination.

---Handouts made for lecture: Futurism In The Classroom: Pushups and Criticism of Art School as A Stage, Jan. 2009
---There were 23 variations in composition (one each for the 23 attendees), each variation affecting the perspective, somewhat.
---Space around content was available for note taking. It looks like no body took notes though.

Model for Exploring
Word Meaning & Concept,
Through Definition.

/ One Word Dictionary (As Thesis)
The reduction of an entire system of parts to it's smallest
unit, to then expand each of those parts.

/ One Word Dictionary (Post-Thesis)
/ A Specific Word in A Specific Writing
/ My Mexico
/ Installation #1: T.S. Eliot's first words and his
four years of silence before that.
/ Experience #1: Access
/ Holiday Wrapping Paper
/ Condition Between Now and Then
/ Censored Art On-Line Archive
/ Word Based Research
/ Study of Silent Introduction (I was asked later if John Cage was
an influence. At the time I had never heard of John Cage. Now, after
finding out who John Cage was, I feel as if I always knew him.
/ Lecture: Futurism in the Classroom
/ Stolen Code Project
/ Watching Words Move, Again
/ On-Line Dictionary Experience
/ Case in Defesnse of Four or Five Categories of Necessary Objects
/ A watch that references time by events and
norms and is customizable for your own norms
/ 17 Flags from Black and White perspective