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6Q Interview: Kim Rosen

6Q Interview: Kim Rosen

Today's 6Q interview features my friend, the amazing illustrator Kim Rosen. Kim studied advertising and design and then worked as a designer for several years before becoming an illustrator. Knowing Kim personally I can tell you that she's has a quiet, peaceful demeanor, she's very smart, considerate and she cares a lot about her work and her clients, which include;...
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6Q Interview: Sam Wolfe Connelly

6Q Interview: Sam Wolfe Connelly

This is the first in what I hope will become a series of... more >
This is the first in what I hope will become a series of six question interviews on Farmidable. It's something I've been wanting to do for awhile. I hope you enjoy.I've posted about Sam Wolfe Connelly's work in the past. He is a young but very talented illustrator living in Savanna, GA, who's...
Designer Jason Alejandro

Designer Jason Alejandro

One of the best parts of going to a book store is looking... more >
One of the best parts of going to a book store is looking at the covers. A book cover needs to be simple, intelligent and needs to give the viewer an idea of what's inside. Once the book is opened the typeface, spacing and use of imagery all need to contribute and add to the...
Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Anatomy of a Computer Virus

This a video written by Scott Mitchell and directed and animated by Patrick... more >
This a video written by Scott Mitchell and directed and animated by Patrick Clair is probably one of the scariest computer virus videos I've seen. After watching the video you realize that computer systems will never be completely secure. As computer software gets smarter so do viruses. Eventually they'll all get smarter than us anyway...
BLT Deconstructed

BLT Deconstructed

Over the past few years I've started paying more attention to food and... more >
Over the past few years I've started paying more attention to food and it's design. Maybe it's because of all the cooking networks. Maybe it's because Meg, my wife, is such a "foodie". Anyway I figure food is a fun thing to post about. Last night Meg and I had simple deconstructed BLTs. She split...
Illustrator Kevin Davis

Illustrator Kevin Davis

Thanks to Kevin Davis for sending me a link to his illustration blog.... more >
Thanks to Kevin Davis for sending me a link to his illustration blog. Kevin is currently studying illustration but already has a lot of great pieces. Including this fantastic bird pattern.
Designer/Artist Elaine Fong

Designer/Artist Elaine Fong

Over the past month and half I've received some great submissions to the... more >
Over the past month and half I've received some great submissions to the site. One these is Elaine Fong. I'm so glad she sent me a link to her work. Elaine is a graphic designer and art maker who absolutely loves color and isn't afraid to play. A lot of her work is autobiographical, which...
Christianity and the Arts

Christianity and the Arts

Aside from having a great website design, ReachLife Ministries has an interesting talk... more >
Aside from having a great website design, ReachLife Ministries has an interesting talk by Shai Linne on Christianity and the Arts. Even if you're not yet of the Christian persuasion, or into hip hop I think you'll gain some artistic insight out of it. Check out the site and the talk here.
New Justice Video: Civilization

New Justice Video: Civilization

Techno Tuesdays at work often has a lot of Justice thrown in. My... more >
Techno Tuesdays at work often has a lot of Justice thrown in. My co-worker Justin sent me a link to the new Justice video for the song Civilization directed by Edouard Salier. It's an amazing video that takes place in what at first resembles a Planet of Apes type setting with gigantic roman like sculptures...
Modern Nursery Remodel

Modern Nursery Remodel

My wife Meg just posted some photos and our process for our modern... more >
My wife Meg just posted some photos and our process for our modern nursery remodel. It was a lot of work but also very rewarding. Meg and I are blessed to share similar opinions on modern design which makes working on any room in the house fun because I'm not working on something I don't...
Artist Betsy Walton

Artist Betsy Walton

It's great when after searching the web a bit you land on something... more >
It's great when after searching the web a bit you land on something like Betsy Walton's work. Betsy is a native Kansan that now lives in Portlandia as an artist for hire. She draws inspiration from byzantine icon paintings, american folk art, and geometric abstraction so you're not going to see her just putting birds...
Smallville Finally Ends

Smallville Finally Ends

So finally Smallville is over. For those of you, like myself, that went... more >
So finally Smallville is over. For those of you, like myself, that went all the way from season one to the finale in season 10 I congratulate you. Like me you enjoyed a few good years of the show and then because you already put the time into it you wanted to see it out...
Dogboading by Daniels

Dogboading by Daniels

Here's a fun video I came across a few months ago but haven't... more >
Here's a fun video I came across a few months ago but haven't posted yet. It's made by two fellas named Daniel. They've collaborated on a bunch of music videos and a great Levis ad. All of their work is fantastic but Dogboading is well... you'll see.
Illustrator Alice Wellinger

Illustrator Alice Wellinger

Alice Wellinger is a self taught illustrator living in Austria I really enjoy... more >
Alice Wellinger is a self taught illustrator living in Austria I really enjoy her sense of color and it's great to see the brush in her pieces. The texture she incorporates in her backgrounds makes them feel timeless. Like all of her pieces, second image, titled Can't Stop Talking Nonsense, is great conceptually and fun...
Commercial Artist Nate Duval

Commercial Artist Nate Duval

I am a little hesitant in referring to Nate Duval as a commercial... more >
I am a little hesitant in referring to Nate Duval as a commercial artist. On one hand, his ability to maintain a full portfolio across a variety of clientele does in fact make him commercial. On the other hand, Nate is so darn good at making exciting imagery, it almost seems like an insult. Nate,...
Fine Artist Robert Burden

Fine Artist Robert Burden

Robert Burden creates the type of art that I look at and wonder... more >
Robert Burden creates the type of art that I look at and wonder "why didn't I think of that?". On top of having a fantastic handle on rendering and color, his subject matter makes his art a sophisticated meeting place of high and lowbrow art. The magnificence of the paintings of his childhood toys mirror...
Flocking Birds Video

Flocking Birds Video

I've had an interest in flocking birds for awhile now. There's something so... more >
I've had an interest in flocking birds for awhile now. There's something so amazing about the movement almost like water floating in outer space. I don't know much about the video or the person who made it but it's cool to watch. If you want to see other posts about flocking including the pattern I...
MOSS Brigade Day 2

MOSS Brigade Day 2

Just a nice "longish" video by Juan Rayos from Madrid, Spain, of a... more >
Just a nice "longish" video by Juan Rayos from Madrid, Spain, of a lot of mediocre hipsters skateboarding. The video is actually really good. I found myself enjoying every second because of how well it was shot. Hope you enjoy.
When Will IE6 Finally Be Gone?

When Will IE6 Finally Be Gone?

So IE6 is down to 11.6% usage world wide. Still not under 10%... more >
So IE6 is down to 11.6% usage world wide. Still not under 10% but it's getting closer and closer. The calls from clients using IE6 and complaining that a site looks strange is now almost nonexisten but until IE6 is truly dead we'll still be using that stupid *html css code that only all web...
Apple Magic Mouse Review

Apple Magic Mouse Review

To a web developer/designer who probably spends close to 9 hours on a... more >
To a web developer/designer who probably spends close to 9 hours on a computer every day, a simple thing like a computer mouse really becomes a quality of life issue. I've been so blessed. My boss, for a baby gift, just got me an Apple Magic Mouse. I know they've been around for a while...