Forsaken Randomness

I am a very random man.This is hopefully an output for random, philosophical, entertaining, crazy and/or visual randomness.
Whether you like it or not? I dont care. But Im hoping you are at least entertained :)
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I’m speaking for myself only, of course.

You are speaking for all of us.

This looks about right, only missing “Redo this part”

(via rosscott)

Made this design for a friend’s t-shirt inspired by The Big Bang Theory episode “The Lizard Expansion”

Finally ready! These will be the shirts CISV Honduras will be using for Peace One Day on September 21st! I had fun making the design and I hope people will like it just as muchs I do!

If you would like to know more about Peace One Day and what it it, visit the website!

Are you doing anything for Peace One Day?

A few tshirt designs I’ve made for our CISV celebration of Peace One Day. Feel pretty good about the evolution of the design. Started the process by thinking about the tagline for the design and came up with two quotes:

"Peace is like a fragile tree, it needs help to grow"
My own little nugget of wisdom for future generations :)

"Call me old fashioned, but if you really wanted peace, couldn’t you just stop fighting?"
A quote from a show I absolutely love “Doctor Who”

Once I had those two, it was very easy to start thinking of a concept around them. For the first it was an obvious choice. For the second I thought of giving it a slight old war poster feel with the scroll yet making it colorful and modern at the same time.

The first design was chosen to be altered by removing the peace sign and incorporating the dove. And these are the two results. I hope one of these two ends up in the shirt cause I like how they turned out!

If you would like to know more about Peace One Day and what it it, visit the website!

Working on some Peace One Day t-shirt designs. Hoping to get them done between today or tomorrow. Have some pretty good ideas in the works :)

To find out more about Peace One Day visit the website!


So use a concept for god’s sake!
A simple rule that most people don’t use when designing something.

It is April 27th once more and the anniversary of the founding of Icograda, the world body for graphic design/communication design in 1963.

It is a day to celebrate the profession of graphic and communication design. The day has been celebrated since 1995.

On this day, we as designers take a moment on how our work contributes to build connections between clients, consumers and everyone in between. It is a day for us to step back and truly appreciate the work we do (the good and the bad) and strive to be even better.

Designers around the world rejoice, the work you do IS important, no matter how small or huge it is!

What are you doing to celebrate?

I love the comment, ‘You must love designing for a living.’ At that point I usually start to laugh or break into uncontrollable tears.

Andrew Lewis

(Canadian art director and graphic designer)

This is was Cadbury’s new ad campaign for its new Dairy Milk Bliss bar. The ad reads, "Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town," and shows the candy bar nestled in diamonds. The campaign ran in supermarkets and newspapers in the U.K.

It seems that Naomi Campbell, the ‘supermodel’ referenced in the ad, is pissed off after being compared to a chocolate and feels this is racist, and told the U.K. newspaper the Independent, “I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humor in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”

I do not understand why this is racist, but then again I’m a latin man with no heavy racism filled background. If anything I would have thought she would be annoyed at being called a diva perhaps. I believe this to be a very funny and memorable campaign and I can’t for the life of me see something offensive with this comparison. Chocolate is something sweet, delicious, beautiful, sexy, etc!

I will say this, Cadbury perhaps should have gone through the proper channels in order to use her name or summat, but at the end I do believe this ends up being a personal choice if this is racist, offensive or simple humour.

Kraft Foods said the poster has been removed and there are no plans to repeat it (what a shame). A statement read: ‘It was certainly never our intention to cause any offence and the campaign itself is a light-hearted take on the social pretensions of Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss.

If you get to the end and would like to express your opinions please do, I would really love to hear other’s opinions.

Construction of a vector Drawing (A slideshow tutorial)

I have been getting more time these days to keep practising my drawing abilities and I’ve been asked how I do this, so I will lay out the traditional steps I take to do this kind of illustration:

You can get the wallpaper version for this drawing here:

I was searching today for pics of pencils and I stumbled across a picture named Antique-Pencil.jpg, this one: 

"Antique Pencil"

It turns out I found a blog post where this picture was hosted, a post basically hating on the poor wooden pencil (you can read it here, I highly reccommend it)

So here’s my reply and defence of the good old No.2 pencil (and HB, B, 2B, 2H, etc.)

Why do we keep using such an arcane technology to write? As a reminder of simpler times man! 

I think we still love them because a wooden pencil never lies, it tells you exactly what you need to know at the moment: if I can still fit it in my hand somehow, I can write with it. A mechanical one always lies to you and you find yourself ever asking the blasted question “does anyone have lead I can borrow?” only to be answered with “0.5 or 0.7? Sorry, I’ve got the ones you’re not in need of”

I think in this crazy, ever shifting world, a wooden pencil is one of the few things that will never change and be as true to itself as anything can be :)