1. sketchbook curator

    Here’s an image from a sketchbook, sketched this an a park bench in Montreal while my wife shopped.

    image from sketchbook

  2. funny friday

    I found these quotes in Jimmy Carr’s book “the Naked Jape“, a great read if you’re trying to dissect what funny is. Some of the quotes are from Jimmy himself, Stephen Wright, Emo Phillips among others.


  3. office exercise

    Sitting all day can be bad for you, but what can you do when your job requires you to be at a desk all day. Take breaks ever 15 minutes or so when you are working at a desk–walk across the room, do a stretch–something to break the repetition. Here’s some stretches that really hep prevent injury and get the blood flowing.


  4. the heroes among us


  5. funny friday

    I came across this a couple of years ago, not sure who wrote it.

    19 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

    1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

    2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice.

    3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

    4. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it ‘in’.

    5. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

    6. In the memo field of all your checks, write ’for sexual favors’ .

    7. Finish all your sentences with ‘in accordance with the prophecy’.


  6. design a logo the right way

    A company’s logo is it’s face to the world. It’s the starting point for creating your brand, but what’s the process? How do you as a client get a good logo that best represents your company? Using a qualified designer is a good starting point, a good place to look is the Graphic Designer’s of Canada’s website, or ask people you know who are in business. Once you’ve found a designer, look at their portfolio to see if they have work you like, as well as seeing if they’re a good problem solver. (more…)

  7. fast food

    This project was for an article on fast food in cities, and the hi-rise, automobile centric nature of cities. Are we living as good as we can?

    City with cars and fast food (more…)

  8. happy holidays?

    I’m always confused with what greeting to give at this time of year since most holidays have a religious undertone. I love the opportunity to stray away from the studio for awhile, and enjoy the company of friends and family and bask in their joy. It’s also time for me to sit down with a sketchbook and play. So whatever you want to call this season, I hope you get the time to let all the joys of being human shine on you.


  9. the art of Richard Thompson

    Book Cover
    This would be a book review if I had anything bad to say about this book, but I can’t think of anything. Superbly printed and curated, the cartoons and illustrations are awe inspiring. I’m a big fan of “Richard’s Poor Almanac” already, but the larger format of this book really lets you get a good look at the art. (more…)

  10. gestetner

    When I was in junior high, I volunteered to run the AV lab. I was responsible for keeping the machines all running, things like reel-to-reel tape players, overhead projectors and anything the teachers would use to aid them in class. One of the things I got to do was run the Gestetner Duplicator, it was my first experience with printing. The ink had a unique smell I still remember it, on test day, all the classrooms would smell like Gestetner ink. I recently came across this advert for one of its competitors.


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