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5 Panel Vector Icon

The next up in my vector pack is my 5-Panel hat. I pretty much where these exclusively with the exception being the occasional fitted or possible polo hat (I can't bear to use the term "dad hat"). I've loved and worn these since the 90's. Read More
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MPC2000 XL Vector Icon

I’m working some icons for my vector pack and started with my MPC 2000xl. Aside from the original 12 second sampler that was built into my first DJ mixer, the MPC was what I really learned to make beats on. It’s the best, in my opinion, and will always be the foundation no matter what… Read More
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The Influence of N.E.R.D.

Last week we celebrated the 15th anniversary of the original release of N.E.R.D.’s In Search Of… I bought the major release in the summer of 2002 and it hit me right away with how contagious the sound was. I’m such a backpack hip hop fan by origin, so I wasn’t fully into the Neptunes’ sound… Read More
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My Beginnings in Branding

In the last 6 or so years, the term Brand has become very fashionable, leading us toward certain criteria that we are advised to adhere to and frames to restrict ourselves. While I agree some of the various writings and have taken a lot of advice to both apply to myself and help others, I think that we should… Read More
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Create Output with Consistent Quality

“Real Artists Ship”- Steve Jobs This quote from Steve Jobs refers to the idea that a true artist release their work without putting it through the ringer of over-thinking. They let it go and let it be, allowing it to go into the world and be vulnerable to criticism.  Judged for releasing Apple products too… Read More