Tuesday, December 22, 2009

new design collaboration: IRL

i'm proud to present my second design collaboration for threadless:

IRL - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

i knew this concept would require a fairly realistic illustration in order to be done right, so i looked for a collab partner on the threadless blogs and found marika, a talented young illustrator from finland. she did a great job bringing my idea to life, so i'm excited.

the one down side is that it will be up for voting over the christmas holiday, which means there's a chance it could be overlooked or lost. but judging from the comments so far, the voters seem to like it. so cast your vote now and keep the dream alive!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

the only possible explanation

shorter gary welsh: former-republican-cum-extreme-leftist sheila kennedy once treated me with respect, but now looks upon me with scorn. obviously, she has lost her mind. and if that doesn't convince you, her extreme anti-abortion, anti-sarah-palin views surely will!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

this land isn't your land

(click here for larger view)

i had this idea a month of two ago when i was too busy to work on it, then suddenly realized a few days ago that it would be great for the threadless loves travel II design challenge:

This Land Isn't Your Land - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

i have a feeling it won't score very well, but it was fun to put together, and now i have vectors of all these states that could come in handy someday.

newsworthiness is in the eye of the beholder

when the tim durham story first broke, i did some googling for background information on durham. one of the first links i found was this 2007 post on advance indiana:

Is Tim Durham's Sex Life Newsworthy?

in hindsight, perhaps this was a bit naive—durham's extravagant lifestyle can be seen as a red flag (one of many) that something wasn't quite right about his finances. but what a noble sentiment! who someone sleeps with and what they do in the bedroom is a totally private... wait, what's this?

Edwards Must Address Love Child Issue Former Aide Says

...and what's that over there?

Tiger Woods A Victim Of Domestic Abuse?

and don't even get me started on the larry sinclair garbage.

when a prominent republican fundraiser was in the news for sex-related hijinks, gary's response was to act all offended and stick up for the man. but when a democrat or other media figure's sex life is in the news, gary has no qualms about repeating every lascivious detail (even if those details are obviously false, as with the sinclair story).

what does tiger woods have to do with indiana politics, civil rights, or the law?

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

it's only politicizing when the other guy does it

shorter paul k ogden: i've always known that global warming is a lie because scientists have politicized the issue in order to reach a preordained conclusion. here's a story that proves i was right all along!