Blog Archive


The Reivers
The Mansion
The Town
A Fable


Requiem for a Nun
Intruder in the Dust
Go Down, Moses
The Hamlet
The Wild Palms
The Unvanquished
Absolam, Absolam


Light in August
As I Lay Dying
The Sound and the Fury
Flags in the Dust


Soldiers’ Pay
The Chronological Faulkner Project
Arial Versus Helvetica for the Non-Designer
I Am Not a Creative
Switching From ExpressionEngine to Jekyll
Things I Have Learned
A Web Designer’s Spectrum
Roasting Coffee at Home
Movies for Kids, the Meanwhile Cut and Storytelling


Content and Voice
Playmotion: Car Chase
The Sound and the Fury, With Colored Ink
The Secret City: Photos
Quentin Fans, Meet Quintus
On Honors
Google Recommends Responsive Design
Walking Roman Down the Hall
Ward Kimball’s John Carter
Signing Out of Google
As I Lay Dying Book Jacket
A Former Slave’s Drawings at the High Museum of Art
Chipotle Compared to Apple
Watching Movies
Horst Rebrands
The Story Behind the PBS Logo


Funding for Experiments on Chimpanzees Ends
It’s THAT Time of Year
Computer Generated Bods
A Few Examples of Awesome 1940s Typography in This Retronaut Collection.
Of Nasty Moose and Antisocial Elephants
Building Trust With Your Website
Elvis Costello’s Box Set
Inside the Sketchbooks of Famous Artists
Terry Gilliam Talks About Spielberg
Even After Gladwell’s “10,000-hour Rule”, Research Says Natural Talent Still Matters.
The Gayest Story Ever Told
Alfred Hitchcock and the Bomb Device
50 Photos That Brought the War Home
Lessening Space for Books
What Is Motion Design?
Sylvia Plath’s Drawings
Kim Keever
The CBS Eye
Thoughts on Phone Size
Vincent Van Gogh, His Death and His Mental State
As I Lay Dying Book
Steve Jobs Dies
John K Animates the Simpsons’ Couch Gag
Drawings From Fantasia
We Find Wildness
Weeping Glass
Drawing With Needles and Thread
Unusable Stock Photos
Best Debut Novels of Fall 2011
Tinkering With Computer Guts
Chipotle Stop Motion Commercial
My Muse Is Not a Horse
Command F
Lucian Freud Passes
A Face a Day
Upgrading From ExpressionEngine 1 to ExpressionEngine 2
So Long, It’s Good to Know You
The Morning News Redesigns
A Client’s Incomplete Guide to Dealing With a Design Project
Every Ray Harryhausen Creature in Chronological Order
Anamorphic Typography
John K on Don Martin
If You’re Not Into the Whole RSS Thing.
The Monkbot From the 1500s
Biscuit Stamping
William Gay
Polaroid and Apple
Walt Disney’s MultiPlane Camera
Flipping the Switch
Twitter and Sharing
On the News
The Bookbinder
Martin Luther King Jr.
I’m So 2010


The King's Filthy, Filthy Speech
Christmas Conversations
Privacy and Mobile Devices
The City
A Quick Run Down of Today’s Headlines
Today Is Saint Crispin’s Day
Imagination Library
Awkward Stock Photos
Star Wars Portraits
Cross-browser Kerning-pairs & Ligatures
FCS Maintenance Pack
McSweeneys Internet Tendency: Great Literature Retitled to Boost Website Traffic.
The Video Tripod: What to Know Before You Buy | Video Insights
Knoxville’s Big Ears in the NY Times
Four Ways to Mix Fonts
The Faces Behind the Famous Hands | the Big Money
Sites That I Have Recently Enjoyed
Quentin 2.0
Success in Business


My Dumb Decade
Still Paying Extra
Rock God?
Ben Frank, Caslon and Baskerville
Opinionated Typefaces
That One Scene From Harvey
One Hundred Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do
Pictorial Webster’s
Building the Golden Gate Bridge
How to Take a Decent Photo
Submerged Shoe
Search Engine Optimization
New Technology


A Break
Knoxville Now on Street View
Stray Dogs
Stick Figures
Knoxville, From Above
Air Bear
Clifford Stoll
1860 Recording
Spring Breaks
Image of Homer


Quentin Lives On
Top Movies of 2007
Math Geek
Firefox Visual Refresh
Trailer for I’m Not There
NYC Taxi Logo Critiqued
Poodle Artistry
Charles Schulz
David Byrne Visits Knoxville
No Country for Old Men
Rotten Apple
Copperplate Gothic
The New Five Dollar Bill
Hand Job
Original Macintosh User Manual
Design Value
Hoefler and Frere-Jones
A New Pantone Matching System
Email Organizing
John Lennon’s Jukebox
David Lynch Goes Digital
Tree Feet
Amsterdam Bicycles
A Short Letterpress Documentary
Producers Howl Over Sound Cut Out by MP3 Compression
The Darjeeling Limited
Mail Smart Folders
The Road to Clarity
Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC? Eh, Screw It.
Interview With Regina Spektor
Interview With Jakob Nielson
Hunter S. Thompson:  the Other Side of Gonzo
Taking a Break at Tsali
New Apple Products Announced
Binge Drinking
Bike Tire
Apple and Dell
Amber From Behind
Web Designer’s Wall


Television News
Hall Calls Vol2
Book Recommendations: Non-fiction
The Hall Calls: Volume 1
Being a Creative Person: A Guideline
Design Basics Part 3: Typography
Design Basics Part 2: Understanding Color Management


How to Enjoy the Holidays
Design Basics Part 1: Understanding CMYK and RGB
The Dirt We Live On
Chuck Close: Process and Collaboration at the KMA