All you can eat sushi retro diner sign – John LeMasney

all you can eat sushi retro diner sign - John LeMasney

I love when retro ideas are mashed up with contemporary trends, and so I decided to make this retro style diner sign about ten-dollar all-you-can-eat sushi. The original that I worked from was a sign for five-cent bottomless coffee, and this was the contemporary equivalent that came to mind. This content is published under the … [Read more...]

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“Art and Craft”, from the PPL Film Series, “The Artist in Society”

Mark Landis

On the Artist in Society Tonight, I had the opportunity to see the first of 8 films offered as a series on the artist in society at Princeton Public Library, and I enjoyed the first immensely. I’m not sure if one can describe the following discussion of the film as spoilery, but be warned that I … [Read more...]

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70 of 365: First visit to Agricola

Agricola Pears (agricolaeatery.com)

About Agricola Agricola, a Princeton based farm-to-plate restaurant, has been here for about a year, and tonight was my first opportunity to visit. Agricola’s own site says “Using fresh local ingredients from our very own Great Road Farm as well as from other neighboring providers, we serve food that brings people together to laugh, share … [Read more...]

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69 of 365: On being accused of being too affectionate with my boys

Saturday Selfies

So I have kept this in for a few weeks, but I wanted to get it off my chest, because it made me really, deeply angry. I was having breakfast with my kids at outdoor seating at a local breakfast joint, as we tend to do, so we are less disturbing to others as we … [Read more...]

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68 of 365: Simple sketch of a coffee cup.

Coffee cup by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

This is a simple sketch of a coffee cup in Inkscape. Related articles 20121228: panda made of text by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #creativecommons #design #typography 20121215: Princess illustrated by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #creativecommons #design #cc-by #typography 20121120: A study in hexagonal geometry by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #design #cc I used to believe … [Read more...]

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67 of 365: Dance by Antoinette Marchfelder & John LeMasney

67 of 365 Dance by Antoinette Marchfelder & John LeMasney via lemasney.com

This is a collaboration between Antoinette and I. Antoinette has a lovely drafting ability, and makes the most beautiful, colorful, jungle-inspired work. We’ve worked together in Inkscape, to help her expand her digital working style. In this case. I asked her if she had ever used a Wacom tablet, and she said that she had one, … [Read more...]

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66 of 365 The truth knocks on the door by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

66 of 365 The truth knocks on the door by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away. Puzzling.” (Robert Persig) by John LeMasney via lemasney.com Related articles I used to believe by John LeMasney via lemasney.com 50 of 365 is coffee talk by John LeMasney via lemasney.com 20121228: panda made of … [Read more...]

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65 of 365: A library design problem solved, perhaps.

nowhere placemark geolocation by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

I was alerted to Toby Greenwalt’s great blog theanalogdivide by Sophie Brookover of Library Link NJ, in which Toby just proposed a series of design problems as they relate to libraries. I love a good design problem. Here he introduces the first problem, and below I answer it in my own way. “Your first challenge? … [Read more...]

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64 of 365: Using Pinterest to Gain a Visual Following (Book Chapter as Serial Post part 5)

fig 08 - successful pin

Please see the entire chapter by reading part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. This is the conclusion: What can I do to mashup Pinterest and my Library? 1. Pin, repin and comment. Be a part of the community. It is not enough to passively look at other’s pins. By actively engaging other … [Read more...]

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63 of 365: How to truly appreciate an orange.

63 of 365: How to truly appreciate an orange.

  Have trouble with your car. Have a friend stop by the grocery and pick you up some groceries. Ask them to pick up soup, fruit, and cough medicine. Have them pick you up to take you to your first client appointment of the day. Understand that your friend can not possibly drive you around … [Read more...]

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62 of 365: Using Pinterest to Gain a Visual Audience (book chapter as serial post, part 4)

fig 07 - architecture search results

Please visit part 1, part 2 and part 3 to read the rest of the chapter so far. How does one use Pinterest? Searching – the search engine in Pinterest is a fantastic starting point to help build a board. If you are looking to develop conversations about your vast bicycling historical artifacts collection, maybe start … [Read more...]

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61 of 365: Using Pinterest to Gain a Visual Following (book chapter as serial post, part 3)

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Please take a look at part 1 and part 2 of this serial chapter on Pinterest as well. Who is using Pinterest? According to a Pew study on social media user demographics in 2013, Pinterest is 5 times as likely to be used by females as males. 15% of all Internet users used Pinterest. The … [Read more...]

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