Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bike Momentum Art Show

The Tall Bike Posse (I'm the Sheriff) is having its third annual Bike Art Show in San Luis Obispo through the month of May. The show is called:
Bike Momentum - A Chain Reaction of Art and Advocacy is a fundraiser for the SLO County Bicycle Coalition.
The Art after Dark reception is Friday May 1st from 6pm to 9pm. Come and make it if you can.

Bike Momentum
A Chain Reaction of Art and Advocacy
May 01-May 31
1060 Osos St.
Hours: Thursdays, Fridays 6-9pm
Saturdays, Sundays 11-7pm
Weekdays during lunch

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Year of the Tarnished Brands

PR Week has an article about the year of the rebrand. It seems like there are a few tarnished businesses out there besides Blackwater now “Xe”. (Pronounced “Z”).
Name Wire covers the matter and gets into the delicate balance and strategy it takes to rebrand a tarnished business. I have a feeling there are more to come.

Friday, April 10, 2009

California Missions

Part of fourth grade curriculum is to study the Missions of California. They are some of the oldest built architecture we have on the West Coast.
Santa Margarita Elementary and Creston Elementary were fortunate enough to take a field trip to Mission San Antonio at the southern end of Monterey County. It's located on Fort Hunter Liggett military base in a pristine valley once owned by the Hearst family and once the heartland of the Salinan nation.
The self-guided tour was more like a scavenger hunt and gave us a checklist of facts and items to find on the premises; which worked quite well. My Flickr page documents the adventure and beauty of this area. Enjoy.

Monday, April 6, 2009

How to Choose Colors Everyone Likes


Is it color intuition? The argument is not whether you have good taste or not, it's whether your color palette, like taste buds; know what's sweet and what's sour. Read Igor Igor Asselbergs interesting color article on

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fading Roadsign by bekinaz.
Signs like these were like science fiction stories showing you what the future was going to look like. I wish I could travel back in time and be a sign designer from this era. Such freedom and Googie style!
Someday I'll take Route 66 to... somewhere! In the meantime, I'll just go to this Flickr group and check it out.