The Little Printer

I came across this on Upso’s Think Faest twitter account.

The little printer is a subscription based mini-newspaper of sorts that you can read daily, it releases in 2012. Subscribe via iphone, or your home computer (I believe) and you’re able to keep up with whatever it is you like. I can see a 365 day project coming to my fridge soon…

Check the video below:


Happy Birthday Mike Giant

My buddy Mike is 38 years old today, and still living life as a twenty something. He is one of the most down to earth, great people I’ve ever had the chance to meet and love every minute we hang together. For my friends in San Francisco, Mike will be hanging at “The Page” tonight after 10pm. It’s just down the street from The Skullz Press at Page and Divisadero. Please buy him a drink from me, and give him a hug.

Also, Congrats on writing “Giant” for 20 years, HUUUGE!


Yanko Design is holding a design contest my wife will adore. Ive had an idea within this criteria for some time, and I think its about time I execute.

From Yanko:

Design for Poverty International Contest hosted by Yanko Design in collaboration with Blog Action Day. Participation is open to applicants from every country in the world; professionals, students, and design enthusiasts.

Subject matter

Global issues like poverty are extremely complex. There is no simple, clear answer. By asking thousands of different people to give their viewpoints and opinions, Blog Action Day creates an extraordinarily lens through which to view these issues.

Yanko Design wants you to put on your thinking caps and use design to address poverty; a solution or artistic social commentary. We want you to show how the power of design can bring unity and speak up for the hundreds of millions that can’t. We’ve seen wonderful examples of this in the past; portable water bottle filters and lightweight shelter modules to name a few. What can you come up with?

Design criteria

  • Entries must address poverty in terms of a solution OR artistic commentary.
  • Entries must be submitted by individuals or teams.
  • Projects should not already be in production.
  • Previously published or exhibited projects are prohibited.
  • Sketches, renderings, and descriptions are required.


  • All submissions must be received by October 10, 2008.
  • 10 finalists will be announced to the world October, 15, 2008 on Blog Action Day.
  • The judges will announce the winners on October 20, 2008 here on Yanko Design.


Judging is private by select members of Yanko Design spanning many fields of design. Submissions will not be made public until the unveiling of the top 10 finalists. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be given to the top three. Additional honorary awards will be given to select entries.

The judges will award designs and concepts which are innovative in terms of their formal / technological aspects addressing poverty. Both idea and presentation are key so no vague submissions please.


There will be prizes thanks to our sponsors but will be kept secret until the winners are announced.


By participating in the competition, all participants authorize Yanko Design and Blog Action Day to publish and exhibit all the designs including project data submitted – waiving compensation – at exhibitions and events and/or use them in any publication that the organizers may deem suitable. Yanko Design will not pursue production of any design submitted.


The competition is only open to humans, 18 years or older. Other than that, skies the limit.


Blog Action Day has a wonderful list of general web resources regarding poverty that may help in your research and design process.

Submit your entry

Only one entry per applicant regardless if you’re an individual or team.
All images must be 72dpi, no larger than 800 px in width. Hi-resolution assets will be requested if work is shortlisted.

Entry must include an explanation of idea no more than 1000 words saved as a text or word document.

By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to competition guidelines: projects submitted to the competition, must be ORIGINAL works. Projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation. The design shall not infringe on any third party’s right, including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names, or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy. It cannot have been previously published in any capacity or used in a prior competition. Yanko Design has the right to disqualify any entry found violating any of these terms.

Please compress your entry into a zip file and email your entry to

I Heart Your www.

Instant is an amazing site with a purpose. Its purpose isn’t to show how cool they are, or how cool we are, or anything to really do with being cool. It has everything to do with being real, being communicative, and helping the art / design / film industries support themselves.

I urge you to sign up for the local email list, and you’ll receive an email once a month, with Open Call For artists, art, writing, or any classes in your area, jobs, and so forth. Its an amazing tool to keep in the know and help yourself remain in the arts.

Instant Coffee, I heart your www.

Shape + Colour

I’ve known Jeremy Elder for quite some time now, and we’ve kind of grown together artistically. He is the author of a blog called SHAPE + COLOUR in which I did the logo for. ( Y’all should ask him why its not up there).

Anyway’s, the kid can write. and hes FUNNY. I mean really funny. Just read this, as he wrote it for Virgin Festival’s ticket holders.

If you’re like me, and have a routine of reading, and keeping up in the know, please bookmark his blog. Its great, and you may find you’ve peed your pants once or twice. Shape And Colour, I heart your blog.