I redesigned my site again. Check it out, and pass it along.

Cheers! 

In what will likely be my final post on this Tumblr, I wanted to bring to your attention my new website.

It’s a somewhat stripped-down version of my previous site, but with ~20x the amount of work (seriously). I finally have a photography section, and a zine that will be easy to update. I will miss the fullscreen views, but the new site is much more mobile-friendly, and since it is so easy to update I will be posting often. 

I hope you check in every once in a while. For up-to-the-minute updates you can follow me on Twitter

Cheers. 

A few photos from the Bordo Bello reception last night at AIGA National Design Center here in New York. As it turns out, my ‘Promise’ board was not up for auction. In fact it had already gone thru an auction in Denver, and I was able to meet the proud owner. Pretty rad.
Thanks to all who came out. If you want to check out the show but missed it, there is still time.   A few photos from the Bordo Bello reception last night at AIGA National Design Center here in New York. As it turns out, my ‘Promise’ board was not up for auction. In fact it had already gone thru an auction in Denver, and I was able to meet the proud owner. Pretty rad.
Thanks to all who came out. If you want to check out the show but missed it, there is still time.   A few photos from the Bordo Bello reception last night at AIGA National Design Center here in New York. As it turns out, my ‘Promise’ board was not up for auction. In fact it had already gone thru an auction in Denver, and I was able to meet the proud owner. Pretty rad.
Thanks to all who came out. If you want to check out the show but missed it, there is still time.  

A few photos from the Bordo Bello reception last night at AIGA National Design Center here in New York. As it turns out, my ‘Promise’ board was not up for auction. In fact it had already gone thru an auction in Denver, and I was able to meet the proud owner. Pretty rad.

Thanks to all who came out. If you want to check out the show but missed it, there is still time.  

It’s kind of late notice, but I wanted to let you know that the ‘Promise’ skateboard I designed for Bordo Bello has been on exhibit at the AIGA National Design Center here in New York City, and tonight is on silent auction from 6-9pm. I’ll be there to check out all the work tonight. Perhaps I’ll see you?

(via AIGA | AIGA Colorado Presents: Bordo Bello NYC)

A couple days have passed since my opening, and I still have lots to process, but one of my favorite parts of the week has been the two 4’x8’ collaborative panels I put directly in the middle of my work.
I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I was confident that, being at an art school, it would at least not go untouched. So far, it has been quite productive. Above are some process shots from when I was there, and I hope to get some more throughout the month. 
One thing I was (pleasantly) surprised by is how messy the corner became. I love how it turned into a working space. It’s like an extended space of the studio in my Brooklyn apartment.  A couple days have passed since my opening, and I still have lots to process, but one of my favorite parts of the week has been the two 4’x8’ collaborative panels I put directly in the middle of my work.
I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I was confident that, being at an art school, it would at least not go untouched. So far, it has been quite productive. Above are some process shots from when I was there, and I hope to get some more throughout the month. 
One thing I was (pleasantly) surprised by is how messy the corner became. I love how it turned into a working space. It’s like an extended space of the studio in my Brooklyn apartment.  A couple days have passed since my opening, and I still have lots to process, but one of my favorite parts of the week has been the two 4’x8’ collaborative panels I put directly in the middle of my work.
I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I was confident that, being at an art school, it would at least not go untouched. So far, it has been quite productive. Above are some process shots from when I was there, and I hope to get some more throughout the month. 
One thing I was (pleasantly) surprised by is how messy the corner became. I love how it turned into a working space. It’s like an extended space of the studio in my Brooklyn apartment.  A couple days have passed since my opening, and I still have lots to process, but one of my favorite parts of the week has been the two 4’x8’ collaborative panels I put directly in the middle of my work.
I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I was confident that, being at an art school, it would at least not go untouched. So far, it has been quite productive. Above are some process shots from when I was there, and I hope to get some more throughout the month. 
One thing I was (pleasantly) surprised by is how messy the corner became. I love how it turned into a working space. It’s like an extended space of the studio in my Brooklyn apartment. 

A couple days have passed since my opening, and I still have lots to process, but one of my favorite parts of the week has been the two 4’x8’ collaborative panels I put directly in the middle of my work.

I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I was confident that, being at an art school, it would at least not go untouched. So far, it has been quite productive. Above are some process shots from when I was there, and I hope to get some more throughout the month. 

One thing I was (pleasantly) surprised by is how messy the corner became. I love how it turned into a working space. It’s like an extended space of the studio in my Brooklyn apartment. 

Title slide for my artist talk coming up this Thursday at Beard Arts Center at Indiana Wesleyan University. I’ll be speaking around 4pm. 

My wife and I each have shows up from May 4-30. If you are nearby, please come check out our work.

analogisheavy:

We were featured in swissmiss’s Friday Link Pack! Thanks for the supprt, Tina!

So rad. Thanks to everyone for the continued support. 

I’m happy to announce that I have a show coming up at the Beard Arts Center at Indiana Wesleyan University April 4–30 at the Marion, Indiana campus. (The opening reception is May 4 from 4-6pm.)

I am currently working on getting many loose collages ready for presentation, and I’m working on coordinating with the gallery to create an interactive section of the show where I can collaborate with visitors on new work. 

What makes it all even better is that my wife, Julia, will be showing her photography in the gallery next door. If you live in the area or are able to make it out, it would be great to see you there. 

Jordan Koschei has written a nice recap from the debate the other night. I appreciate his note that the debate ended just as the my team was hitting our stride. One more round and we could’ve won.

analogisheavy:

BUY THE WALLPAPER

Launching is lonely, but thanks for all the help spreading the news today, Tumblr. It’s appreciated. 

I am pleased to announce a new side project I’ve been working on called Analog is Heavy.

Analog is Heavy is where I will make a selection of collages available as digital wallpapers to equip all of you gadgets. Each artwork is $2, and comes as a bundle of files. (The files are optimized for Apple products, but should still work on other screens.)

There are only six artworks now, including the “Launching is Lonely” wallpaper, but there will be more coming soon. And if you see something you like, snag it now, it might not be on the site forever.

To accompany the launch, I’ve created it’s own Tumblr. Please follow along there to keep up and help me spread the word.

Thanks for buying art!  

More to come soon…

Last night I had the great honor to debate at Designers Debate Club. The motion debated was “Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.”
On my team, debating against the motion, was Tumblr’s Peter Vidani and Huge’s Kate Proulx. On the team debating for the motion was the lovely Alice Twemlow of SVA’s DCrit, Pentagram partner J. Abbott Miller, and Founding Partner & Principal at Mucca Design Matteo Bologna. Moderating it all was Scott Stowell, Proprietor of Open & instructor at Yale and SVA. Scott is also a RISD grad, and I got to see him speak in 2004 when I was attending there, although he has no recollection of this. 
I hate to report that my team lost the debate, but it is true. I’m sorry. I just hope it wasn’t because I spoke in a phony accent for my opening argument or that I argued what I called the Three D’s: Curiosity,  Devotion and Dedication. It was all from the heart, I swear. 
It was all in good fun, and I hope that I could be invited back for another one. Thanks to Keenan and Jon for the invitation  If you get the chance, do go to one of the next debates, I’m sure it’ll be worth it. 
Thanks to Julia for taking photos from the audience, as well as the one of all of us strangling each other.    Last night I had the great honor to debate at Designers Debate Club. The motion debated was “Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.”
On my team, debating against the motion, was Tumblr’s Peter Vidani and Huge’s Kate Proulx. On the team debating for the motion was the lovely Alice Twemlow of SVA’s DCrit, Pentagram partner J. Abbott Miller, and Founding Partner & Principal at Mucca Design Matteo Bologna. Moderating it all was Scott Stowell, Proprietor of Open & instructor at Yale and SVA. Scott is also a RISD grad, and I got to see him speak in 2004 when I was attending there, although he has no recollection of this. 
I hate to report that my team lost the debate, but it is true. I’m sorry. I just hope it wasn’t because I spoke in a phony accent for my opening argument or that I argued what I called the Three D’s: Curiosity,  Devotion and Dedication. It was all from the heart, I swear. 
It was all in good fun, and I hope that I could be invited back for another one. Thanks to Keenan and Jon for the invitation  If you get the chance, do go to one of the next debates, I’m sure it’ll be worth it. 
Thanks to Julia for taking photos from the audience, as well as the one of all of us strangling each other.    Last night I had the great honor to debate at Designers Debate Club. The motion debated was “Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.”
On my team, debating against the motion, was Tumblr’s Peter Vidani and Huge’s Kate Proulx. On the team debating for the motion was the lovely Alice Twemlow of SVA’s DCrit, Pentagram partner J. Abbott Miller, and Founding Partner & Principal at Mucca Design Matteo Bologna. Moderating it all was Scott Stowell, Proprietor of Open & instructor at Yale and SVA. Scott is also a RISD grad, and I got to see him speak in 2004 when I was attending there, although he has no recollection of this. 
I hate to report that my team lost the debate, but it is true. I’m sorry. I just hope it wasn’t because I spoke in a phony accent for my opening argument or that I argued what I called the Three D’s: Curiosity,  Devotion and Dedication. It was all from the heart, I swear. 
It was all in good fun, and I hope that I could be invited back for another one. Thanks to Keenan and Jon for the invitation  If you get the chance, do go to one of the next debates, I’m sure it’ll be worth it. 
Thanks to Julia for taking photos from the audience, as well as the one of all of us strangling each other.    Last night I had the great honor to debate at Designers Debate Club. The motion debated was “Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.”
On my team, debating against the motion, was Tumblr’s Peter Vidani and Huge’s Kate Proulx. On the team debating for the motion was the lovely Alice Twemlow of SVA’s DCrit, Pentagram partner J. Abbott Miller, and Founding Partner & Principal at Mucca Design Matteo Bologna. Moderating it all was Scott Stowell, Proprietor of Open & instructor at Yale and SVA. Scott is also a RISD grad, and I got to see him speak in 2004 when I was attending there, although he has no recollection of this. 
I hate to report that my team lost the debate, but it is true. I’m sorry. I just hope it wasn’t because I spoke in a phony accent for my opening argument or that I argued what I called the Three D’s: Curiosity,  Devotion and Dedication. It was all from the heart, I swear. 
It was all in good fun, and I hope that I could be invited back for another one. Thanks to Keenan and Jon for the invitation  If you get the chance, do go to one of the next debates, I’m sure it’ll be worth it. 
Thanks to Julia for taking photos from the audience, as well as the one of all of us strangling each other.    Last night I had the great honor to debate at Designers Debate Club. The motion debated was “Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.”
On my team, debating against the motion, was Tumblr’s Peter Vidani and Huge’s Kate Proulx. On the team debating for the motion was the lovely Alice Twemlow of SVA’s DCrit, Pentagram partner J. Abbott Miller, and Founding Partner & Principal at Mucca Design Matteo Bologna. Moderating it all was Scott Stowell, Proprietor of Open & instructor at Yale and SVA. Scott is also a RISD grad, and I got to see him speak in 2004 when I was attending there, although he has no recollection of this. 
I hate to report that my team lost the debate, but it is true. I’m sorry. I just hope it wasn’t because I spoke in a phony accent for my opening argument or that I argued what I called the Three D’s: Curiosity,  Devotion and Dedication. It was all from the heart, I swear. 
It was all in good fun, and I hope that I could be invited back for another one. Thanks to Keenan and Jon for the invitation  If you get the chance, do go to one of the next debates, I’m sure it’ll be worth it. 
Thanks to Julia for taking photos from the audience, as well as the one of all of us strangling each other.    Last night I had the great honor to debate at Designers Debate Club. The motion debated was “Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.”
On my team, debating against the motion, was Tumblr’s Peter Vidani and Huge’s Kate Proulx. On the team debating for the motion was the lovely Alice Twemlow of SVA’s DCrit, Pentagram partner J. Abbott Miller, and Founding Partner & Principal at Mucca Design Matteo Bologna. Moderating it all was Scott Stowell, Proprietor of Open & instructor at Yale and SVA. Scott is also a RISD grad, and I got to see him speak in 2004 when I was attending there, although he has no recollection of this. 
I hate to report that my team lost the debate, but it is true. I’m sorry. I just hope it wasn’t because I spoke in a phony accent for my opening argument or that I argued what I called the Three D’s: Curiosity,  Devotion and Dedication. It was all from the heart, I swear. 
It was all in good fun, and I hope that I could be invited back for another one. Thanks to Keenan and Jon for the invitation  If you get the chance, do go to one of the next debates, I’m sure it’ll be worth it. 
Thanks to Julia for taking photos from the audience, as well as the one of all of us strangling each other.   

Last night I had the great honor to debate at Designers Debate Club. The motion debated was “Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.”

On my team, debating against the motion, was Tumblr’s Peter Vidani and Huge’s Kate Proulx. On the team debating for the motion was the lovely Alice Twemlow of SVA’s DCrit, Pentagram partner J. Abbott Miller, and Founding Partner & Principal at Mucca Design Matteo Bologna. Moderating it all was Scott Stowell, Proprietor of Open & instructor at Yale and SVA. Scott is also a RISD grad, and I got to see him speak in 2004 when I was attending there, although he has no recollection of this. 

I hate to report that my team lost the debate, but it is true. I’m sorry. I just hope it wasn’t because I spoke in a phony accent for my opening argument or that I argued what I called the Three D’s: Curiosity,  Devotion and Dedication. It was all from the heart, I swear. 

It was all in good fun, and I hope that I could be invited back for another one. Thanks to Keenan and Jon for the invitation  If you get the chance, do go to one of the next debates, I’m sure it’ll be worth it. 

Thanks to Julia for taking photos from the audience, as well as the one of all of us strangling each other.   

fieldstudy:

We’ve got session 3 of Designer’s Debate Club coming up on Wednesday, February 13th. The motion to be debated:

“Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.”

We are teaming up with the AIGA New York for this one and Parsons is hosting. All proceeds of this event go to benefit Inspire/Make Workshops: An AIGA/NY Initiative. Inspire/Make Workshops is a series of free classes for high-school students who want to learn how to design and develop for digital media.

Info & Tickets Here

I’ll be arguing against the motion, and I hope to see you there. 

Housekeeping: Trying New Things

Just a quick post to say I’m sorry for the barrage of new posts tonight.

I’ve decided to keep this blog up-to-date with new collage work, and I’ll probably post some of my favorite photos along the way as well. For those interested, Flickr will be my updated archive of photography.

I’m also experimenting with a new format for writing, just not sure when I’ll have something to share. 

Thanks for reading, 

@ableparris