[Download the printable version here…] Hola. Yes, another Rackspace-sponsored cartoon… Like I said on Twitter earlier today, yes, you can work for a large company and not be a #slavebot. But you have to decide, before somebody decides for you. Rackspace doesn’t want #slavebots working for them. Hell, Rackspace doesn’t even want #slavebots working for their […]

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[Download the printable version here…] Another Rackspace-sponsored cartoon, this time for 37signals, the amazing software company. The idea comes from a core value taken right off the latter’s homepage. They use a lot of blue and green in their graphic design, so I went with something blue-greeny. The little “Love from Rackspace” symbol is right […]

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Theory’s Already Been Done

[Download the printable version here etc.] There ya go. On behalf of my client, Rackspace, a free “Cube Grenade” for y’all to download and print out and hang on your wall etc. A Social Object. Exactly. It’s not rocket science. It’s common sense. Less theory, more action. Less talk, more doing. That’s what it means […]

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cube grenade: jeff sandquist

Jeff Sandquist, Robert Scoble’s old boss at Microsoft’s Channel Nine, commissioned me to design this business card for him. He wanted a design that worked for both techies and non-techies alike. Something that made him appear both good at his job, but still a human being etc. Fun! Thanks, Jeff! [Commission your own Cube Grenade […]

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laughing squid….

I just drew this wee cartoon for one of my favorite brands, Laughing Squid. Laughing Squid aka my good friend, Scott Beale, GETS it. Really, really gets it. Very few brands seem to be able to truly understand both the Art and the Internet so well. The only other guys I know who come close […]

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“social objects” is what makes the internet work, what makes the internet possible

[The Cube Grenade I did for Shit Creek Consulting etc.] Traditional advertising doesn’t work very well. Sure, it tries, and tries hard, but most of the time, it fails. It fails far worse now than it ever did during the golden era of TV or print. Those days are gone. We live in The Internet […]

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not everybody’s cut out for “normal”

Another new cartoon for the Rackspace series…. Basically, I took the old “George” idea and re-jigged it, adding the trademark Rackspace red & black. And hey, it worked. I see this cartoon going in the slide deck of Rackspace’s recruiters. We’re not a ‘normal’ company  etc. It’s OK not to be ‘normal’ etc. ‘Normal’ is […]

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cube grenade: thoughtworks

A “cube grenade” commission I just completed for Thoughtworks, the global IT consulting company. Thoughtworks has this term, “Watermelon”, to describe a project that goes terribly wrong, that looks all well and good on the outside (green), but as the project comes to an end, turns out to be a huge ol’ expensive mess on […]

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“art with purpose. work with purpose”

[One of the cube grenades I did for Rackspace etc.] Here’s something to think about this Thanksgiving: A year and a half ago I coined the term, “Cube Grenade”, and since then, we’ve tried to build a business around it. Art that you hang in your cubicle, in order to affect change, in order to […]

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live or die

[download the printable version here etc.] This is the latest cube grenade I just did for Rackspace. It’s one of my favorites I’ve done so far. [More Rackspace work is here.] I hope you like it, but it’s OK if you don’t. Here’s why I’m partial: I like the elegance of the drawing. I like […]

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His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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