I've long been an admirer of the clean-lined work of the artist-designer Ragnar. He's uses an interesting color palette that cleverly hides and reveals details. Ragnar's got a new book out called Aphorismyth, which is loaded with his latest illustrations. (As a bonus, I met him last year at Baby Tattooville and he is a very nice person.)
Ragnar is inspired by the things he loves; film noir, classic cartoons, mid century design and punk rock. After stints in Japan, Mexico, Taiwan and San Francisco he landed in Los Angeles to attend Art Center College Of Design. For the better part of a decade he has worked as a character designer and art director for virtually every studio in town including Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Sony, MTV and Warner Bros. His punk rock ethos eventually drove him back to the do-it-yourself world where he's garnered a large and growing following of fans and collectors.
Studio North was commissioned to refit an old elevator shaft in a converted warehouse loft in Calgary; they built a tall, narrow library with climbable shelves whose hand- and foot-holds retract into the shelving.
There’s still time to pre-order your signed first-edition hardcover of Walkaway, my novel which comes out on April 25 (US/UK), and while you’re waiting for that to ship, here’s chapter one of the novel, “Communist Party” (this is read by Wil Wheaton on the audiobook, where he is joined by such readers as Amanda Palmer […]
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit. Why not have a new one every day, with whatever silly nonsense you want sticking off the sides? You can save big on your novelty […]