5 Facts about Emory Douglas

Emory Douglas became an influential force within the Black Panther Party. Douglas’ images were printed in the newspaper, The Black Panther. His depictions of African Americans as revolutionary fighters, instead of victims, and illustrations of pigs in place of police and politicians made Douglas a hero to his community and a subject of an investigation… Continue reading 5 Facts about Emory Douglas

Augmented Reality the Future of Art & Design?

Augmented Reality is defined as “…an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory.” The banal explanation is AR focuses on taking the power and connectivity of the internet with… Continue reading Augmented Reality the Future of Art & Design?

Wakenbake™ Cannabis Cafe: Case Study part 1

I didn’t start smoking weed until I was in my early 20’s but my love affair with cannabis culture didn’t start until I visited Amsterdam, the weed heads Mecca. I first visited Holland on a trip with my good friends and fellow artist Rah Crawford as he was preparing for a show with Apart Media… Continue reading Wakenbake™ Cannabis Cafe: Case Study part 1

A new Webcomic series that teaches marketing and design.

Welcome the first in my weekly comic series about visual design and web development. My inspiration of course here is Mr. Fred Rogers and his eternally inspirational show done with a wink and a nod. Design Note: I always begin a strip working in Manga Studio EX (now ClipArt Studio). I think it has way better flexibility for illustration than the Adobe Tools.… Continue reading A new Webcomic series that teaches marketing and design.

Reid Miles – American Graphic Designer

One of my early exposures to graphic design was via the vinyl record collections of my mother, uncle, and aunt. It was here I was swept up in the visceral nature of holding a square of exquisite illustration and typography that always had a slightly sweet and musty smell. The conventional wisdom is that in… Continue reading Reid Miles – American Graphic Designer