First their automated baggage handler was a piece of shit, now their fully automated jetways are fucking up. Throw in the fact that I missed my connecting flight to Amsterdam because we had two separate airplanes with “mechanical” issues (see: Mechanic Slowdown?) and finally got into Chicago on a third plane about 6 hours late.
Use up your United miles soon, campers.
Some people who work in an ad agency right near the brewery (we have 4 of those antiquated mega-agencies within a block of us) were eating lunch next to me.
Large Agency Guy 1: You know the paper they print dollar bills on?
Large Agency Guy 2: Yeah.
Large Agency Guy 1: It’s really durable.
Okay, a few observations.
1. Do you think they picked the paper based on its’ durability? Of course!
2. I’d take coins, they’re a little more durable. By almost an infinite percentage.
Randomness is great, especially when you have over 437 million photos to pick from. Okay, I think that number is considerably lower, given the (probable) huge number of private photos. Actually, I wonder what percentage of photos on flickr are private? Think there’s a way to look at a few million of them to get a good average? Well, I’m not a programmer, but I like the concept.
Well, I’m getting my first ad on the back cover of a real live, glossy magazine (Draft Magazine). I’ll let you guys know when it’s out so you can go buy a copy, or at least look at one at the Tattered Cover. That’s pretty exciting to me.
I also got my first mousepad design! Okay, so not terribly exciting, but I’m still happy.
What else? Lots of things came in last week while I was gone, including a really sweet branded panel of a gift box we’re working on. I am amazed at the sort of detail you can get on a branding iron (or however they do it).
I’m also hopefully going to be interviewed about the current state of design in Denver, I’ll let you know when and where that’s going to show up.