Heller on the new C-note →
In today’s Times, D-Crit godfather Steve Heller highlights changes made to the new hundred-dollar bill, which will be introduced in February, 2011. It’s a pretty sloppy redesign - gone is the stately-but-highly-counterfeitable old design, replaced instead by a high-tech, security-rich successor. This press release says that the new bill draws on more than a decade of anti-counterfeit research....
The Big Screen in Big D →
The 2009 NFL season went by without the scoreboard in Dallas doing anything but make people say “ooh” and “aah.”
Trump: The Logo →
My first essay on Design Observer. It is here that I meet the dreaded plakaboy.
The shape(s) of things to come →
Press kits, reviewed →
Some of my world-class photog skills on display in this article. All the press kits at auto shows are on jump drives now, which is actually pretty great - much easier to carry around, and you’ve got all the high-res images and press releases in one spot. I decided to do a typological assessment of the jump drives. The result? An article with all the comedic incisiveness of a contemporary Jay...
Interview with Moray Callum →
Electric Avenue: A first-hand account →
This is from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Eric and I wrote this one together, and I think our desperation - to leave Detroit, to find something hopeful to report, to express how miserable we were at that moment - shines through nicely. My favorite piece from the trip.