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The Stuyvesants


First off, I’ve got to apologize to anybody who I’ve had to lead off the scent by (white) lying to make this project happen as discreetly as possible. I also, have to apologize for some of the flakiness that some folks may have experienced from me during the final stages of working on this project. I hope no one takes any of it personally, but I had to crawl in my cave.

Secondly, I’d like to thank WordBK, FWMJ, Naturel, DamnKam, Matua, Seher, Optics, Blitz, and and anybody else who helped us out with the project even though they probably didn’t know it at the time (Sorry, again).

Thirdly, Go take a listen!
Details below:

Here’s my new release as 1/2 of the design and music collaboration team, The Stuyvesants! A project created, developed, and executed by myself, Algorythm, and Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt). We brought our talents together to produce 25 instrumentals, t-shirts, logos and graphics which capture the sound and visuals of the 60′s and 70′s, an era that inspires so much of the music that we’ve grown to love. We’ve done this under the moniker “The Stuyvesants”, paying homage to our current place of residence, which is the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York.

Go to the full site to download the album ($FREE.99) and get more info. http://thestuyvesants.com/

Christian Scott on Jimmy Fallon

So my homie Chris sat in with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon the other day. Of course, I missed the original airing because of work (Yes, I work really late at night), but Chris sent me this this video of the show. The clip is edited down to just show the commercial intros and outros which to me are the best parts of the show. Ha.

Dude is an incredible producer, composer, & trumpeter. If you haven’t already, go pick up the record & check out his site while you’re at it!

It’s also pretty cool to see a record cover I designed on TV! #shamelessplug

My name is Jason. Mine too.

My name is Jason. Mine too.

My homies Jason y Jason just released their first published piece entitled “My name is Jason. Mine too. Our Story. Our Way.” Cop this book NOW at Amazon.com or at your local bookstore(If they don’t have it, Tell’em to order it!)

I also stopped by their book release/signing event at the Leo Kesting Gallery for a hot sec. Good shit.

Art? Art.

(sidenote: I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged — 4 months! Things have been really GOOD but at the same time, EXTREMELY BAD. Life is funny that way. I’m hoping to do more mobile blogging as the summer rolls around.)

Ellen Lupton on Good Typography.

Experiencing good typography is like walking into a well-lit room. You may not stop to analyze it, but good lighting makes you feel better, and if it makes a sudden change for the worse, you will know it.
Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

I couldn’t agree more.

Nike Air Kanye’s? *UPDATE*


Kanye’s been rocking these joints on tour. Pictured here is the Black Gray and Red colorway. 1 Word — SICK. They also look like they have that glow in the dark coating on them which.

* OG Post * – March 03, 2008

Nike Air Kanye’s?

Yes. You heard right. Kanye is working with Nike on a custom sneaker. Kanye wore them during his performance at the Grammy’s. I think they’re looking pretty dope as prototypes especially considering he is actually designing them himself (I hear he was a visual artist before picking up the pen and the MPC). But I know, everybody from Sneaker heads to grandmas are going to be rocking these.

Adobe TV

Adobe TV

Not completely sold on this yet. I tried to test it out but my Flash 9 Plugin wasn’t agreeing with it for some unknown reason. Also, the Adobe Help Center link from the Flash error doesn’t work. NOT a good look Adobe — still love you though. It might just be Firefox or something else dropping the ball.  Seems promising according to a few reviews:

Adobe TV features four channels, each targeting a specific audience: Photographers, Designers, Video Professionals, and Developers. Each channel features programming from Adobe evangelists, leading trainers, subject matter experts, and luminaries who pull in the crowds at industry events around the world. More than 200 videos are currently available on Adobe TV, with programming that mixes how-to information, case studies, personality-driven shows, and workflow deep-dives. The first set of videos offers secrets about Photoshop software, podcasts and design tips for Creative Suite, techniques for Photoshop Lightroom, tips on Adobe Flash Professional software for beginners, approaches to taming the Web, and information about video and audio production…

Mac Minute



Thought this was a pretty cool graphic over at trueistrue.com.

Another Dope Obama Tee

Obama tee - Print Liberation

Simple and straight to the point. There’s another here.

Print Liberation seems like a pretty dope co. They’re work screams vintage printing press/by hand process, which I LOVE. They also have tons of really nice typography as well. Check 1, Check 2.

Design Police!

Design Police!!!

This is insanely geeky but still a great idea. I’m downloading the PDF ASAP. They’ve managed to create a sticker for literally every possible design flaw — took them 5 pages though.

I can’t even fathom the number of times me & my friends come across BAD DESIGN and can’t help but have a mid-train ride design critique. It’s just one of those things you can’t help when you get out of school with a design degree. The design profession is to me one of the most overlooked and under appreciated careers you can have here in America. Seems like NOBODY knows the amount of effort and thought that goes into creating seemingly simple things like logos or book layouts. It is NOT EASY. Don’t believe those (DeVry commercials). So for us[designers] when we notice a mistake (especially really obvious ones) we take it to heart. Mostly because BAD design plays such a major part in why this career doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Thank you Design police!

Upgraded to WordPress 2.5

And i’m loving it!