I have decided to release some of my audio/video work under the moniker Kenny Boy Mims.  This is the first.  After being inspirited by the supremely talented Pogo I wanted to try my hand at what he does.  There are many Pogo-tributes out there but I wanted to do something better.. or at least try. I chose Princess Mononoke as it is one of my favorite animes, but I quickly discovered why Pogo chooses so many music movies as his source material.  Princess Mononoke has no singing and very little isolated sounds, as there seems to be a river, crowd or other background noise inRead More →

Mark Susters blog is one I’ve been reading for years and one of the very few I check daily.  Being a designer by trade, I readily offer up my design critiques for free.  I’ve already given Brad Feld my two cents and wanted to do the same for Mark.  However Mark’s blog was less in need of critique and more in need of a complete overhaul.  I bugged Mark about it (in July) and he agreed to give it a go.  Having worked with Mark before on creative projects I knew this was going to take a very long time.  That’s just the way it isRead More →

In the unending quest for viral graphics I had the idea to compare movie ratings across trilogies.  This is not a new idea, and has been done before, but it’s a great idea, and worth exploring yet again with a different angle.  IMDB is a goldmine of data and one angle I thought was interesting was the difference between the composite critics rating and the average user rating.  Did viewers agree with critics?  Where was the gulf the widest?  A survey of the top movie trilogies would surely surface some insights.  But that alone is not enough for virality, like I said, its been doneRead More →

Logo flexing on the BR letter combination.           It doesn’t work so well as light-on-dark because it flips the light direction and becomes less legible  Although it still looks handsome, it feels more ‘baseball’ than ‘bevel’.Read More →

My son Forest is 6 and enjoys archery lessons from a local coach in town.  While talking to his coach I mentioned I was a graphic designer and he mentioned that he needed a logo and some apparel created.  It just so happened that Forest needed a new recurve bow so a straight up trade was a made.  One logo for one recurve bow.  The bow was $150 and this is NOT what I would charge normal clients for a logo but factor in the local discount and I was up for the challenge.  I had never bartered design services for a physical item beforeRead More →