“To Hell with the Art World. Life is short.”

[NB: It’s Art Basel week here in Miami, and I’m sorry if this blog post seems a bit rattled, but it’s been insane around here.] 1. First off, my “I’m Not Delusional Show” has been a fantastic success so far. What can I say? People love it. It’s not even the big weekend yet and […]

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Our BizSpark Canada Commission

This was a nice little gig: A large print for Bizspark Canada. Three thoughts: 1. This is my first Microsoft gig for a while [Bizspark is part of their massive startup outreach program], so it felt good to be back in the ol’ saddle again. 2. This piece is a riff on a familiar theme […]

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[Buy the print!] [Subscribe] This cartoon was originally a personal business card I designed for Microsoft’s Jeff Sandquist. He wanted a card that he could hand out to both techies and “civilians”, both at business and social events. It’s a common theme among most of my peers- we’re totally consumed by our careers, yet we […]

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“the object-idea”: the future of what used to be called advertising

I’ve been working on a problem lately… “Purpose Idea” plus “Social Object” equals…???? The Social Object, in a nutshell, is the reason two people are talking to each other, as opposed to talking to somebody else. Human beings are social animals. We like to socialize. But if think about it, there needs to be a […]

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dying is no way to live

[A little Blue Monster “cube grenade” I designed for my old buddy over at Microsoft, Steve Clayton.] As I’ve said many times before, the best thing about being a blogger is the people you get to meet. Case in Point: White Box Edibles nominated themselves for the Cube Grenade competition I’ve currently got going on. […]

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My buddy over at Microsoft, Steve Clayton, demonstrates DeepZoomPix, using my cartoons. Details here. Thanks, Steve!

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blue monster israel

Just stumbled across this photo from July, 2007. The Blue Monster made it to the SAP offices in Ra’anana, Israel. Rock on. I’ve not been pushing The Blue Monster much in the last year. I’ve been busy with other things, and besides, like Microsoft’s Steve Clayton told me a while back, “It already has a […]

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about the blue monster tattoo guy losing his job at microsoft…

A few people have pinged me about this story over the last couple of days, so I guess a blog post was in order. A couple of years ago, I drew the Microsoft Blue Monster cartoon. It started taking on a life of its own inside Microsoft. Then back in July I blogged about how […]

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blue monster, re-colored

[Yeah, well, I was messing around with my Tablet PC today….]

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dell: create or die

[This cartoon I drew this morning pretty much sums it up…] For the last six months or so, I’ve been trying to get my head around Dell. Trying to see what they’re good at, what they’re not so good at, and seeing if there’s a way that maybe, just maybe, I could help them in […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

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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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