Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Bicyclists Stop On [arrow, bike] For Green"

What does this mean? I'm assuming it means "Bicyclists should stop here on red," but that's not what it says. The pictures aren't helping. Spotted at a stop light on Hewitt where it crosses Snelling.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I think it works better at night

This guy is great

This guy -- Lunchbreath -- does the kind of stuff I try to do. But he does it really well. He posts his stuff not on a blog, not on a Web site but on That's a cool way to go. People can comment. It's low maintenance. It makes for easy browsing. Good for images, not yack. Where was I? Oh yeah, go see this guy's stuff. Thanks to the always-inspirational Daughter Number Three for the link.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Adobe Illustrator error

Not that this is necessarily an Illustrator error, but it's the kind of thing I've done plenty of times while using Illustrator and FreeHand. You grab what you think are all the pieces of something and move them. And then you realize you didn't grab all the pieces. Sometimes you don't notice until the piece is printed. That is a bad feeling.

This error -- on the side of a beverage cup -- was made in 2001, according to the copyright notice. I've been to every Fair between then and now and this is the first time I've noticed it.

Unrelated note: The Minnesota State Fair has been trying out a new logo in the last couple years. More of a retro logo. I like it.