I’ve just finished a new infographic poster which will soon be for sale in the store. It’s 24″ x 36″ and features a graph of most of the world’s beer styles.
From the Files is a series presenting choice selections from my extensive and highly disorganized physical archives here at Home Base. Here you’ll find lost cartoons, unfinished art, and forgotten doodles. Enjoy.
Detail from a hand-drawn lettering piece I did in 2011 in the style of an illuminated manuscript, featuring Yeats’ 1919 poem The Second Coming:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
I made a Game of Thrones map as a design exercise:
Be sure to click through to the full-sized version. I will be offering this one for sale as a 2′ x 4′ poster very soon.
I made a label for my latest brew, a British ESB infused with Earl Grey tea and lavender. The beer is named for Queen Victoria, who acquired the nickname “Mrs. Brown” from the relationship — whose exact nature is still unknown — she had with her personal servant John Brown.
In 1997, the story was made into a film starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly:
PRIME TIME is a race game I’m developing based on the Ulam spiral and the peculiar properties of prime numbers.
I was inspired to make it after watching a YouTube video from Numberphile (an awesome channel for anyone remotely interested in math and science):
I’m currently in the midst of tweaking the rules and game cards. Once I have those pinned down, I’ll be making up a prototype to unleash on the Carnegie Mellon campus, and probably be setting up a Kickstarter to put it into production if that goes well. Stay tuned!
Quoted is a series that combines hand-drawn typography with portraits of luminaries from the world of art, literature, politics, science and philosophy.