I make no secret my addiction to fiverr.  I have bought almost 200 gigs and when done right, there is no better value for the money.  When done wrong… meh,  it costs less than a beer.  The best part is that I can apply my imagination outside my skill set. Breklah! So the veep of product at Visual.ly is Adam Breckler.  I interact with him on a daily basis, but when I say his name in my head it sounds like “Breklah!” as vocal drop by some Jamaican dude.  I really could not get this out of my head and the best way to remove something fromRead More →

So I had this idea to honor and pay tribute to some of the people who have helped me along my journey…. turn them into trading cards!  There will be 50 in the set, though I suspect it will be another few decades before its finished. Here is the first one in the series, Xeni Jardin. Front: And back: And a side view: Xeni is an interesting case because I wouldn’t say I know her personally at all.  We have only had only shared a few emails over the years.  Still, there is no one (save my mom) that I credit more with my success.Read More →

So I got a request to do a gig poster for a buddy’s band.  I actually started doing gig posters for my buddy’s previous band years ago, then went on to do posters for hundreds of other bands, but haven’t done one in years.  So I thought I would give it another go. Here is the poster (sans text).  The process and other links are below. The poster is 300dpi, here is the large image, be aware of imgurs compression. So here is the process, starting from the beginning. Agree to do the poster… listen to the bands music, read their bio.  Ok, so theyRead More →

How do you go about printing, shipping, and selling infographic posters?   I get this question a lot so I thought I would run down the nuts and bolts of the operation.  My process has changed and evolved over the years but this will get you started. Printing You want to make sure your poster is going to be a standard size.  This would be the size of frames you find at any hardware store or wallmart.  Custom framing is expensive so it helps to make the poster 11×17, 18×24, or 24×36. There are really only four options for printing. You can use a printRead More →

I’m a big fan of  TWIST and Jason so when I saw this book at the bookstore I had to pick it up. It’s basically a guide to the 100 best guests on TWIST and the insights and wisdom they have given.  Jason also gives his take as well.  Pretty cool!  A little pricey though, $45, but a great coffee table book.Read More →