1. 2019

    1. The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge
      Food has meaning. It is personal.
    2. The Marvels by Brian Selznick
      I was not expecting to be moved the way it moved me.
  2. 2016

    1. The Reivers
      Completing the project.
    2. The Mansion
      Finishing the trilogy.
    3. The Town
      The trilogy.
    4. A Fable
      I get the feeling we’re not in Yoknapatawpha anymore.
  3. 2015

    1. Requiem for a Nun
      A flawed book and a depressing story.
    2. Intruder in the Dust
      This project is taking its toll.
    3. Go Down, Moses
      Back to experimentation.
    4. The Hamlet
      Ah, back to good ol Yoknapatawpha County.
    5. The Wild Palms
      I have a feeling we’re not in Yoknapatawpha County anymore.
    6. The Unvanquished
      Not Faulkner at his most enlightened.
    7. Absolam, Absolam
      In *Absolam, Absolam* Faulkner turns the story into a myth.
    8. Pylon
      And then there’s *Pylon* out of nowhere.
  4. 2014

    1. Light in August
      Ah. This is the stuff.
    2. Sanctuary
      Beautiful, but off-putting.
    3. As I Lay Dying
      I can only imagine that things only get richer from here.
    4. The Sound and the Fury
      The fourth novel is when Faulkner becomes Faulkner.
    5. Flags in the Dust
      You say Sartoris, I say Flags in the Dust
    6. Mosquitoes
      Faulkner’s second novel. If not having success with writing, at least having fun with it.
  5. 2013

    1. Soldiers’ Pay
      Faulkner’s first novel is a doozy. Maybe not his best work, but a great start to a career.
    2. The Chronological Faulkner Project
      So I’ve decided to read every Faulkner novel, back-to-back, in chronological order of writing.
    3. Arial Versus Helvetica for the Non-Designer
      I have heard precious little about what the actual differences in Arial and Helvetica are without going a bit overboard with design-speak. So this is my attempt to show the important differences in a way that anyone can understand.
    4. Craft
      The field of design is a trade and a craft. It’s applying a set of skills. There is no magic tied up in software that will do the work for you.
    5. Switching from ExpressionEngine to Jekyll
      Now every article and post on this site is completely static and created with Jekyll. There is no CMS to maintain. No server requirements. No plugins to get working right. No caching. As simple as it gets. Here’s the how and why.
    6. Things I Have Learned
      Here are two lists. These lists I’m calling “Things to Know” and “Things to Do”. These are things I’ve discovered in my life so far. I find them helpful, even comforting. I hope you do too.
    7. Roasting Coffee at Home
      Despite appearances, and how wacky it sounds, you can actually get a decent roast of coffee by using a $20 popcorn air popper.
  6. 2012

    1. Playmotion: Car Chase
      Nothing made sense to him, so I set my DSLR on my tripod and did a very simple test so I could show him.
    2. Quentin fans, meet Quintus
      A long time ago, in a world wide web far, far, away, I was a fresh-out-of-school graphic designer who wanted to learn how to build more advanced websites (I’m arguably still in this situation).
    3. On Honors
      I was once working on a photo project and was fumbling around an old shed when I heard a man yelling at his horse.
    4. Signing Out of Google
      I have always treated the internet as essentially public. Despite the privacy policies of websites I use, I make assumptions that any tweet, any Facebook post or comment, any entry on my blog or the like is completely public. This is a policy based upon equal parts common sense, paranoia and seeing friends find out the hard way that their tweets were not as private as they’d thought.
  7. 2011

    1. It’s THAT time of year
      Yes, yes. It’s the holidays. Which means that the internet is full of those saying how much they hate Christmas, or those posting photos of their recently decorated tree.
    2. Tinkering with Computer Guts
      These days, tweaking or modifying my computer is downtime. It's lost time. It's lost money. And it's frustrating. My computer strategy these days is simple, buy a top-of-the-line computer, max it out in terms of hard drive space and RAM, and use it as long as possible.
    3. A Client’s Incomplete Guide to Dealing with a Design Project

      A lot of businesses from time to time need to employ the services of a designer.

    4. I’m so 2010
      There are a few reasons for this.
  8. 2010

    1. Christmas Conversations

      Now that Christmas is just around the corner, many of you may be planning to spend time with your family. That’s noble.

    2. A Quick Run Down of Today’s Headlines

      Whenever any big news item happens, I like to visit some of the major news websites.

    3. Imagination Library
      The project is a fundraiser for the Knox County Public Library’s Imagination Library program. The project comprised of a one-page website, and a 30 second television spot. You can see the television spot below.
    4. Sites that I Have Recently Enjoyed
      Recent selections.
    5. Quentin 2.0

      After a few years of silence, I have quietly redesigned.

    6. Success in Business
      You will succeed.
  9. 2009

    1. My Dumb Decade
      May this decade be less dumb.
    2. Still Paying Extra
      The thought of owning anything for a decade or more is odd.
    3. Opinionated Typefaces
      Be very careful in choosing a typeface. It is saying something.
    4. How to Take a Decent Photo
      If I say the word “dodge” and you think of ducking from a ball, this article is for you.
  10. 2008

    1. A Break
      There may one day be a resurrection of sorts. Until then, thanks for reading and see you soon.
  11. 2007

    1. Quentin Lives On
      A few years ago I designed a theme for WordPress. Since then, WordPress has been updated, but my theme has not.
  12. 2005

    1. Television News
      Each media seems to come with its own set of strengths and weaknesses.
    2. The Hall Calls: Volume 2
      What happens when your favorite artist goes mainstream? What happens when your favorite indy rock band that you used to see in a dive makes the big time? What happens when your favorite author gets into the Oprah Book Club?
    3. Book Recommendations: Non-fiction
      Instead of tearing down all the time, I’ve decided to build up.
    4. The Hall Calls: Volume 1
      H"unter S. Thompson, Ashlee Simpson, totalitarianism, art and the Boston Red Sox. All the important things in life must be discussed in the wee hours of the morning, over the phone, and in the haze of a creative rush. And Jackson Hall is always in a creative rush."
    5. Being a Creative Person: A Guideline
      Of course, you’re a creative person. But sometimes it’s hard to produce. Lets discuss what works for me, perhaps that will work for you too.
    6. Design Basics Part 3: Typography
      A very brief and basic introduction into typography.
    7. Design Basics Part 2: Understanding Color Management
      A very brief and basic introduction into color management. This article discusses what color management is, and where to get some more info.
  13. 2004

    1. How to Enjoy the Holidays
      If you follow these five simple rules, you will undoubtedly enjoy the holidays.
    2. Design Basics Part 1: Understanding CMYK and RGB
      Part one of a new series: Explaining some of the “basic” concepts of design production.
    3. The Dirt We Live On
      Growing up southern can be a frustrating experience. The south is not simple. It’s complicated. It’s at the same time diverse and intolerant, culturally significant and unappreciative.
    4. Chuck Close: Process and Collaboration at the KMA
      Chuck Close: Process and Collaboration focuses on Close’s experiments and investigations into the art of printmaking.