Archive for May 2014

Fifty Shades of Sean

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If you follow Sean Adams on Facebook or his blog, Burning Settlers Cabin, you know he is fascinated by his family’s history and the roles his family members played in American politics. He shares photos that he finds, and if you’re not paying attention, you may miss the fact that Sean is lingering in the image. OK, I mean, usually it’s pretty obvious, but once in a while you may be looking at a General and you think, “This guy’s too clean and handsome to be a general.” It’s Sean. No one looked that good back then. When I asked Sean to design a set of MOO MiniCards, I practically ordered him to do a set using these photos. He’s so damn polite, he obliged. Read the whole story here.

Tan Le Quotes the Classics

Tan Le is known for his open and honest opinions when it comes to design and culture. He was a founding member of Speak Up!, and he also has a column right here on RockPaperInk, called Design Bully. He’s also a self described movie buff, so when given the chance to design his own set of moohq MiniCards, he quoted the classics. Read the full article here.

Moshik Nadav has 1000 Thank Yous

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Moshik Nadav is a type designer based in New York City. Although he’s only been in the States a short six months, he’s already making a name for himself with his beautiful typography. So, when I asked him to create a set of MOO MiniCards, he used the opportunity to thank his supporters. Read the full article here.

Brian Stauffer’s Mini Portraits

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Brian Stauffer is a contributing artist to such publications as The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and many more. I was really hoping he would include his telling editorial illustrations on his MOO MiniCards, when I asked him to do the cards. Each tells its own story. Read the full article, here.

Treadmill Fail

My worst nightmare came true this morning. I fell off the treadmill going at a high speed. AT THE HEALTH CLUB. IN FRONT OF PEOPLE. It all could have easily been avoided if I didn’t have my head firmly planted up my ass.

I was cool, trucking along, doing intervals, and I accidentally knocked my phone off. My phone is my music source, so it was sitting in the little cubby on the treadmill. My hand hit the headphones cord and it went flying. I cursed—the older man next to me gave me a dirty look—and I stopped the treadmill, jumped off, grabbed my phone and got back at it. Then a couple of minutes later I did the same damn thing. Phone went flying, I jumped off to retrieve it and stepped back on … oh, but wait. I forgot to stop the tread, so I stepped back on a moving tread going 8 mph!

I flew backwards, my head hit the tread, before bouncing off. I was stunned, which was quickly replaced with total embarrassment. Holy shit. I just wanted to lie there on the floor and die of shame. But no. Very nice people immediately came to my aid and helped me up, so I could see just how many people were watching and probably secretly wishing they had that on video to replay.

My head was bleeding, my wrist, arm, and knee hurt. I slinked off to the side, and was given an ice pack for the golf ball that was emerging above my left eye. The staff members were really sweet and fussing over me, but all I could think about was the slow-motion video of me flying off the treadmill. They all remarked how loud it was, as well, which, honestly, didn’t make me feel any better.

Next time I run, it will be on pavement, and my phone will be tightly secured in an arm band. For now, I have a purplish boo-boo (that’s the technical term) with slight swelling and a small gash near my eyebrow. It could have been worse, right? No, really, someone please tell me that.

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