ILLUSTRATIONS

 

Wheat Paste

used to promote unsanctioned underground art in st. pete

 
 


 

Knight Mergenthaler

emperor norton–inspired, edict-issuing cultural leader for baltimore

 
 


 

Uncock Florida

how many more innocent people have to get shot to death before we do something in this country?

 
 


 

Kill it With Kindness

my response to bad advice

 
 


 

ras+e caryatids

designers as authors, authors as architects

 
 


 

American Smaugs

dragon-donkey and kongaphant as tolkien-inspired political canimals

 
 


 

Grades Patron Saint

self portrait

 
 


 

Technopoly

wind-up nuke + google grenade: critique of america’s cavalier use of powerful weapons

 
 


 

Technocracy

two (ted-k and neil postman–inspired) cartoons critiquing the consequences of american’s uncritical reception of technology into their society

 
 


 

CO-LAB

a selection of my favorites from the book



adobe hookah: creative cloud is not actually collaborative



bad art jargon: it’s getting worse



patton oswalt, lester beall, richard serra, warren ellis, luba lukova, jr



donate your ipads: design can save the world



banksy as cowboy: illicit outsider hero



cage the elephant: i’m only playing music ’cause you know i fucking love it / it goes in one ear and right out the other



cave kevin, the edge, joe-bob neanderthal, and dance dance



cmd-z: fix your culture



connectivity



copyleft



david lynch: auteur theory in film has parallels in design



dining disconnection



contemporary forms of communication have altered what is considered professional



tribute to paul rand: writing is a matter of having ideas



existenz: umbilical gaming from david cronenberg



find v know



when harry met sally: the approval process



head bump: think harder



alfred hitchcock and alma reville



design won’t save the world



jessica hische and russ maschmeyer



kern and burn: mica-born entrepreneurship



lean pad: concept for self-charging



sleigh bells: rock duo



lost in the cloud: sharing is not collaboration



mic check mic check: occupy’s system of loudspeakering



mod the student: schools think it’s easier to adjust the students than the curriculum



multicultural diversity filter: schools accused of adding diversity digitally



neurons: collaborative godspeed



plug-in professor: faculty are not the door to knowledge



pope + u2



co-postering: makerspaces for collaborative events



proximity leads to sociometry, or collaborative chemistry



cab calloway: jazz improv as collaborative



reconstitute flag: identity concept for occupy boston using tape and tarps



round table: now go



school shopping



shared space



design is one: massimo + lella vignelli



strunk and white: co-writers of the elements of style



survivaballs: cowboy satire from the yes men



iggy pop: the stooges frontman became collaborative go-to



building as tackle box: brooklyn art communities



infotainment high



infotainment high



edu vending machine: insert thousands > diploma > maybe job



kurt vonnegut: author as cowboy



dotcommunism



co-litho wooleys: large stones are two heavy for one



where the wild things are: spike jonze + karen o + dave eggers + maurice sendak



catch of the day: courtesy of the pacific garbage patch and surfrider foundation



yellow bird project: works with indie bands to design and print tshirts that are sold to benefit charities



brave new designers: remix of huxley’s dystopic child-rearing



allied chemical: long hallway leads to forced interactions



angryoungpoor: design mantra



bad art jargon: it’s getting worse



bad art jargon: it’s getting worse



ben folds remixes dr dre, ras+e remix jessica hische



collaborative competition



collaborative courtship: y/n?



curiosity tax



demotivational: remixing despair, inc posters



design your language



designosaur: ancient, grumpy, destructive, but somehow cool



architect as mad genius: liz diller takes nyc



co-write: it’s harder than it sounds



exclamation fairy: i wish for funner conversations



think harder



file sharing: here comes everybody by clay shirky mixed with big bang theory



freeschool: no degree and no debt



hati poster project: award winning



herman miller “action office” for greater interaction



house industries: rollover factor



the white stripes: jack and meg



josef and anni albers: collaboration is sexy



all write



drink ban: nyc outlawed large sugar drinks and was instantly attacked for its anti-freedom



lsd apps



rowboat room: googleplex



moneytheism: when gatekeepers misplace values



neurons



paula scher: aiga medal



poop brain app



poop brain app



posse project: student support organization



professor ranks: adjunct



school grinder: remix of pink floyd’s the wall



server space



personal settings: digital sandboxes



record your story: traveling audio library collection bus



sprint commercial: connectivity is a self-aware must-have



survivaballs: cowboy satire from the yes men



survivaballs: cowboy satire from the yes men



type directors club: guardians of the gorgeous



george clooney: used fame to launch section 8 with steven soderbergh and get non-mainstream projects into production



infotainment high



the wall: roger waters helmed the rock opera film



robert venturi + denise scott-brown



weingart as bouncer



designer last supper: tschichold, bass, rand, fella, lupton, vignelli, miller, lautrec, sagmeisters, carson, kalman, barnbrook, chermayeff



chris columbus, asshole: a howard zinn tribute



charity competition