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Interviews from the Cool Kids Table: Josh Cochran


The Cool Kids Table welcomes yet another member of The Pencil Factory, illustrator Josh Cochran! He’s worked with rad folks like Ace Hotel, Good Magazine, McSweeney’s, Criterion Collection, NYT, Penguin among many many others. He’s an ADC Young Gun and a well traveled drawing magician. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

A Face With The Name: DJ Stout


Tomorrow I’ll be heading to Alpine for a few days to ring in the new year in one of my favorite places in Texas. It reminded me that I still hadn’t posted a portrait I shot a few months ago of DJ Stout, who was born there in Alpine. At the time DJ had just finished work on his book about the Alpine Cowboys, the semi-pro baseball team based there who his father played for when DJ was growing up. When I was there photographing him he joked that there seems to be a beer close by when I’m taking his portraits.

For the small population of unaware, DJ is a partner at Pentagram, which is a prestigious design studio with offices throughout the world. He is a 5th generation Texan and previous to becoming a partner at Pentagram, was the art director at Texas Monthly. In the photograph he is pictured with one of Randal Ford‘s cow photos that he collaborated with Randal on.

I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of his aforementioned book. It is an incredible story about how a rich rancher built a beautiful baseball stadium in a little desert town for himself and the city to enjoy. I’m continually amazed at the subject matters and projects DJ tackles and am glad to finally be featuring him here on the blog.

Interview from the Cool Kids Table: Jessica Hische


Jessica Hische is a typographer and illustrator living in Brooklyn. I’m certain you’ve seen her sophisticated, yet playful work all over the place. She’s totally obsessed with type as you can see from her rad tat and also a member of The Pencil Factory (alongside the previously posted Jennifer Daniel).  We’re excited to have as Jessica as a guest at the cool kids table today, check it out!

Interviews from the Cool Table: Richard Renaldi


I have been an enormous fan of Richard Renaldi‘s work for almost four years now and a couple of summers ago, I was lucky enough to grab a spot in his workshop on portrait photography. During that week I was able to get a perspective of what makes Richard’s work so unique. Richards has the ability to successfully capture the vulnerable and brutally authentic spots of the world. Richard took a moment to answer a few silly questions for us.

Interview from the Cool Kids Table: Scott Albrecht


Scott Albrecht is delivering high speed solutions to your doorstep. This world class guy is currently stationed in Brooklyn where he by day makes stuff and by night keeps making stuff. He is also the co-founder of Process, a collective blog that focuses on…you guessed it, the process behind art. We have teamed up with Scott for an interview switch-a-roo! You can read my interview here, but you should probably stick around and hear from Scott first.

Note Cards

Vaquero y’all.

Let’s jump rope!

The internet, it’s open.

Not your typical Walgreen’s pharmacy.

It’s called the spoon prank, and it is hilarious.

Brine Icicles don’t mess around. They’re killer.

Would you ride a giant spoke-less ferris wheel?

Stop annoying your neighbors with these cheap soundproofing techniques.

One of our favorite Austin spots receives FFFest praise for their “Slayer Dog”

One used time traveling DeLorean for sale. $600,000 OBO.

How good at Kerning are you? Why not test yourself?

It’s October, so why not celebrate with some Dia De Los Modernists posters?

While we’re talkin’ food, how about a pencil sharpener that dispenses parmesan pencil shavings? Yum!

Need to peel an entire head of garlic in under 10 seconds? Do it with two bowls.

This is the kinda Garden Gnome that lets people know you mean business.

Darth Vader blows some hot air.

You really need to be following Adam Garcia’s sketchbook blog.

That’s a really cool fountain. I want that in my yard.

Hey Portland! Cheat Local!

Marty McFly and Doc Brown have a backstory finally.

It’s the cartoon color wheel.

What if Charles Schulz wrote Jaws?

If there’s anything you learn from this, it’s that you shouldn’t get a discount taxidermist.

Not that you don’t already, but keep in mind that chain emails are bad.