American Illustration 31

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I recently learned that two of my illustrations, one from the Rabbit Children EP and one from my 2011 music blog post,  will be featured in American Illustration 31 and will appear in the AI illustration archive on their site next month. Quite an honor to say the least. Thanks to AI and the judges for selecting my work.

The Best of 2011

This year flew by, and with it, a ton of great new music releases. Below is this year’s installment of my annual “best of” music list. These are the albums I most enjoyed in 2011 and it was tough to narrow it down; many worthy albums were left off the list in the interest of keeping it manageable. This year, I’ve also included a 2011 Rdio playlist. (Sidenote: Rdio is free to join and is better than Spotify, in my opinion – much better UX and no ads. If you like Spotify, give it a try.) Feel free to leave comment and tell me your favorite artists/albums of 2011.

Honorable Mention
Future Islands – On the Water
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Feist – Metals
Dustin O’Hallaran – Lumiere
Kids On A Crime Spree – We Love You So Bad
Minks – By the Hedge
Rural Alberta Advantage -The Departing
Vetiver – Errant Charm
Diamond Rings – Special Affections 
Girls Names – Dead To Me

Best of 2011
40. Dum Dum Girls – Only in Dreams
39. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong  Continue reading

American Graphic Design Awards

I was recently notified that the Rabbit Children CD package, The Rural Alberta Advantage gig poster and Jeremiah Program Annual Report were selected for inclusion in the American Graphic Design Awards annual. The annual is published by Graphic Design USA and will be available in Decemeber. If you are a graphic designer, head over to the site and sign up for a free subscription.