Show & Tell


Meet Hobbs Atly Smith, the son of our friend Eric Smith (idrawallday). Hobbs, who recently celebrated his first birthday,  was born with Down Syndrome. He receives therapy at The Spokane Guilds’ School, an incredible resource for parents with a special needs child. No child is ever turned away at the SGS, and they have been there for Hobbs since he was only 9 weeks old.

In an effort to give back to the school that has guided them through this first year, Eric and his wife created this Hobbs-inspired tee. Shirts are for sale in baby, youth, and adult sizes, and all profits go to the Spokane Guilds School. Learn more about Hobbs story here, and pick up your size here.


Mad Men parties are played out by now, which is why our Christmas party is definitely not a Mad Men party. It’s just a Generic 1960′s Madison Avenue Advertising Agency themed Christmas party. This party that is definitely not a Mad Men party, will be next Thursday December 6th from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM. At this party that is definitely not a Mad Men party, we suggest you dress up in your best 1960′s styled attire and get all Madison Avenue over at our office. There might even be a random conga line!

Deep Eddy Vodka will be pouring fantastic holiday themed drinks and of course there’ll be beer and wine aplenty. Additionally, we’re building our largest photobooth to date, in our newly expanded studio space. We’ll be taking a ton of photos to be posted to our site the following week. In exchange we ask for a small cash donation, 100% of which will be donated to Hermanos De East Austin’s Celebration of Love, which will be providing Christmas dinner and toys for 300 East Austin families.

RSVP here.


Next Tuesday at Common House a few of the Public Schoolers will be presenting a show titled A Touch Of Class, starting at 7 PM. It will be a collection of spare ideas with a humorous slant. Come by and look at it. You won’t be disappointed. If you are, send all complaints to Cody, Matt, and Justin.

Vaughn Bryant for WIRED Magazine

If you happen to pick up a copy of the August issue of WIRED Magazine flip through to the Alpha Geek feature where you’ll see some new work I shot for them. The story covers the work of Professor Vaughn Bryant who helps organizations track the true source of their honey based on the pollen contents found inside. In other words, he’s a forensic botanist. If you happen to be on an iPad, the Newsstand version of the magazine has a couple of extra photos to flip through as well. See some of them after the jump.


I was super excited to hear that we launched another rover to Mars. I had heard that the rover, Curiosity, would be far larger than the rest. But I hadn’t heard that landing the thing would be the incredible feat that it is. Check out this “trailer” that JPL has created for the landing. It’s got all the suspense of a Christopher Nolan movie, minus Christian Bale and a pain-killer-addicted nemesis.

Note Cards

Connecting science and art.

You thought your name was bad.

History Class: 50 years ago today, Yuri Gagarin manned the very first flight to put a human in space.

Apparently all famous men must own a motorcycle.

High speed solutions result in endless growth.

Really nice post about us from the lovely and talented duo known as Eight Hour Day.

This is the exact kind of creepy note card that needs to be posted at 3 am.

Make some noise for the new Beastie Boy’s Track

New show up at NSAG!

I love spandex, and the new Destroyer music video.

A ton of people have been moving across the U.S. from one place to another. Did your county lose or gain folks?

NASA has a train for Space Shuttle stuff, and its basically a massive slow moving bomb.

I’m not sure what the concepts were, but these stock photos are unusable.

Amazing photos, before we had Instagram

Moonwalking is cool and all, but I want to Space Walk.

Don’t park in these spaces. TKO Advertising will tow you away in hilarious fashion.

This may very well be the coolest Space Shuttle launch photograph ever taken.

See what happened at the Fader Fort over SXSW, starring Will Bryant.

History Class: remembering the Triangle Fire.