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Sketching in Paris

I mentioned my 2007 trip to Paris in my last Sketchbook Video. So the sketchbook I used during my trip is featured in my latest episode (I like how that sounds. I guess I’m a video podcaster now). It’s a Paris Moleskine City notebook. I highly recommend these little things.…

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On-Demand Creativity

My second sketchbook video features my followup pocket Moleskine from 2007ish (unlike the first one, I didn’t date my sketches). I remember this time vividly. I loved the idea of having sketchbooks full of colourful works of art however I ended up forcing myself to create works of art for…

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Sketchbook Videos

I’ve been sketching in sketchbooks for years now and have them all sitting on a few shelves. No one will able to see any of my sketches unless they came over and flipped through the sketchbooks. Even if someone wanted to, it most likely wouldn’t happen often. Well, thanks home…

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Blog vacation

It’s usually at this time of year you can sense that A LOT of people are on vacation. So, in honour of this and the impending doom called “six months of long, cold, dark winter”, I will be on a vacation from blogging until my triumphant return in the first…

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Teaching Comic Sans criminals

Now THIS is an excellent and entertaining way to teach typography and choosing fonts. Plus, it’s short! Using the dreaded yet widely misused Comic Sans font to illustrate when to use which fonts to portray certain kinds of design communication. Check it out at

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