Artorig is Something

Hello friends. Welcome to my latest project. It's actually a larger project that will help me make sense of all my other projects. Consider it a catalog of my right brain. I have more ideas than time, so most of my ideas just end up on lists; long, dusty lists. This site should allow those... Continue Reading →

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Port Colony Radio

I started this story a while back, but picked it up again recently. I think it would lend itself to a graphic novel format in the end. And yes, more rocketships; you should know I'm a bit of a sci-fi geek by now. There's also a nice twist planned for the end that makes me... Continue Reading →

An Essay on Six Strings

Music has always been a big a big part of my life—in particular, the guitar. I’ve been playing for over 20 years now; from studying magazine tablature in my childhood bedroom, to playing in a punk band and drunken open mics, and now just goofy living room performances for my kiddos. A guitar is a... Continue Reading →

Linocut Christmas Print

Every year a friend of mine sends out handmade Christmas cards. She illustrates and then screen prints the card and her husband writes a poem inside. It's easily one of the best things I get in the mail all year. I have never sent out Christmas cards myself, but this year I was inspired to... Continue Reading →

AutoType

Years ago, a friend of mine said she didn't understand people's fascination with cars. She thought they all looked the same. I explained that it's all about the lines, the proportions, and the subtle differences that can make or break a car's aesthetic. And in that way, cars are very much like typefaces. What makes... Continue Reading →

Robots & Rocketships

There is a general love for all things robot & rockstship in our household. This stems from a sci-fi geek dad and is encouraged by the little boys. I'm even working on developing a board game around that theme. Watch for posts on that for sure. I also have plans for a large rocketship painting.... Continue Reading →

The Bishop Project

Years ago my brother and I exhibited a joint poetry and photography project and I realized I've never posted any of it online. Here goes … In 1916 Hugo Ball, founder of the Dada Movement, wrote and performed the nonsensical poem Karawane. It wasn't received that well. In fact, he was "carried down off the stage like a magical bishop." My... Continue Reading →

Vintage Wood Crate

My folks have sold the old farm I grew up on. They've been there over 30 years, but the farm itself has been there much longer. So last time I was up there, I went picking! Scrounging through the barns, a few old wooden crates caught my eye. They were covered in layers of barn dust... Continue Reading →

Back to the Earth

This is a project I completed several years ago, but I thought it was definitely worth revisiting. It deserves to live on. Below is the original statement that accompanied the series in early 2008: The Printed Page - Ephemeral or Enduring? Working closely with letterforms and page layouts on a daily basis, I got to... Continue Reading →

Alphaiku

This idea has been brewing for a while. Doing something for the kiddos has always been top of mind for me. I've got a couple plot lines floating around for narratives, but the simple ABC book has always attracted me. I also love when a book (or movie) can appeal to several ages, including adults.... Continue Reading →

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