Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Inspire Ourselves To Inspire Others


Jay B gave his Pecha Kucha presentation last Thursday and it went really well. It revolved around the importance of personal work in creating work opportunities in the creative field, and the process by which he learned that with the help of DJ Stout.

The audio is a little funky in the middle, so turn it up and turn on the Close Captions if you want to follow along.

Thank You Steve

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Thank you Steve. Thank you for connecting the dots that would change the world. Thank you for living the life you wanted and not the one someone else wanted for you. Thank you for understanding what it meant to be free and having nothing to lose. But most of all, thank you for staying hungry and thank you for staying foolish.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

Ten Sexy Ladies

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If you aren’t familiar with Joshua Allen, now’s the time. The dude is hilarious. His latest endeavor, Ten Sexy Ladies, is a blog devoted to rating “everything ever” on a very interesting scale: sexy ladies. His latest haircut. The smell in the rental car. The treadmill. His thighs. All here, and all rated.

Seriously good stuff here.

What We Know


“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.”

The late great Will Rogers is credited with the quote above. I reference it because it is just as relevant now as when he said it almost a century ago. I don’t bring it up to say that people who read the newspapers are ignorant. I tend to think quite the opposite actually. Instead I bring it up because I have questioned my own real knowledge of the things going on around me. (Illustration Credit/Ordinary Co)

Creative Workplace Safety


As with pretty much all of our “opinion” pieces, this one grew out of an ongoing discussion at the studio. There are a lot of obstacles when you’re young and establishing yourself that make it difficult to be a creative freelancer. Despite that though, we feel like there are a few general rules that if followed can make your life somewhat easier. (Thanks to Matt G for making this graphic for the post)

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.