On Changing the Game

I’m creating rules for the game so that I can have my little business support the life I want to live.

Let’s Talk About Into the Spider-Verse…

I seriously still can’t stop thinking about it.

Rob Weychert went to a Phish show

“[N]o amount of antipathy for the hollowness of fashion can prepare you for how powerfully uncool Phish is.” Rob Weychert’s concert recaps are a thing to behold. You didn’t think you’d read a sentence with four semicolons about a jam band, but here you go…

Body Language

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your Black Ariels
Yearning to see mirrors on marquees,
Voices snatched by pale princesses —
girls who have every screen.
Send these, the faceless, tempest-tost to me.

The Etherington Brothers Instagram Tutorials

The Etherington Brothers Instagram is full of “How to Think When You Draw” tutorials that simple and fantastic. Lots of relevant wisdom that will help designers, too!

Team Blankenship’s Tex-Mex Family Cookbook

For the last few months, Mrs. Blankenship, the kiddos, and I have been collaborating on a paper goods endeavor called, appropriately, Team Blankenship. We’re pretty excited.

We’re excited to share a new book! The Team Blankenship Tex-Mex Family Cookbook includes five generations of recipes for drinks, side and main dishes, and desserts, specifically formatted for you and your family to prepare together. Illustrated throughout, easy to follow, and of course delicious to eat. Mi cocina es tu cocina, compadres!

Haiku Pickup Line postcards and Alphabet Coloring Books are also currently available, and we’ll have a few other products available soon, including posters, postcard sets, and another book (or two). 

You can follow the Team on Instagram or the #teamblankenship hashtag on Twitter. Let’s make some stuff together. :)

A Freelance Poem

I got I got I got
too many projects in my 5 to 9
I got I got I got
side gig numbers like D20 dies
We got we got we got
cashflow in pennies, nickels, quarters, dimes
We plot we plot we plot
streams of income we diversified

Jerry Reed

It’s taken me 20+ years of guitar playing to realize I just want to be like 51% as laid back cool as Jerry Reed. Here’s a new-to-me clip of Jerry accompanying B.B. King. Pure class.

On Why Words Matter in Interfaces

Visual design is powerful, but the words are what people quote to one another. They are the only part of the design that survives across time and media types. They can be held intact in a human mind.

Frank Chimero’s New Website

“Art is anything that’s better than it needs to be.” Frank Chimero has an updated website, and I sure do love it when he writes things.