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2014 VanHalentine 1 2014 VanHalentine Poster!Have no fear. Your VanHalentine poster is here!

For those of you who have been waiting all year for the new VanHalentine poster… wait no longer! The 2014 VanHalentine reflects the iconic design emblazoned on Eddie Van Halen’s guitar (with a twist). In the middle is a heart graphic. Because after all, it is going to be VanHalentines Day soon and “Why can’t this be love?”

Please enjoy the poster! Either right-click and copy the image you see (for email) or download the PDF (for print). Share with your friends and have a happy VanHalentines Day!

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2014 VanHalentine Poster!

2014 VanHalentine Poster!

Please enjoy the poster! Either right-click and copy the image you see (for email) or download the PDF (for print). Share with your friends and have a happy VanHalentines Day!

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My Most Favorite Serif Font

My Most Favorite Serif Font

I prefer sans serif fonts. That is why it is difficult to have an opinion on serif fonts. Most of them are old-school and dated. Very few of them fall into the category of elegant and well-crafted. A good serif takes a long time to develop. You have to take into consideration the curve, endpoints and overall weight of the serif. You can’t start a curve too soon or it will be too heavy and distracting. The point should be sudden, but not too sharp. It should look good at both 8 pt and 16pt sizes.

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New Video: Interview with playwright Martín Zimmerman

New Video: Interview with playwright Martín Zimmerman

In my new video, playwright Martín Zimmerman discusses our world premiere production of his play Seven Spots on the Sun, a fable of revenge and redemption. He talks about his inspirations for writing the play as well as working with KJ Sanchez to bring his vision to life on stage. Through Oct. 27, 2013. Details: www.cincyplay.com

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My New Career at Playhouse in the Park

My New Career at Playhouse in the Park

My first experience at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park was in the 2003-2004 season at a play called Hiding Behind Comets. Since then, some of his favorites include The Second City Does Cincinnati, Beehive and Fly.

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My Most Favorite Script Font

My Most Favorite Script Font

Script fonts can be tough. There are so many different kinds and they usually only serve a single purpose. For example, “Boulevard” may be a great font for a wedding invite header, but it just wouldn’t work for a product brochure. It’s very decorative and can be difficult to read. So I wouldn’t use it too often. Unless your business is called “Bob’s Big Boy,” it is best to stay away from “Brush Script.” “Marker Felt” is another one to remove from your system. They are the most difficult to read out of all the script fonts. Don’t even get…

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New About Page Infographic!

New About Page Infographic!

I created a new infographic for my “About” page. I didn’t like the original one very much. It was probably okay, but I have the “nothing is ever perfect” curse that plagues every designer. The new infographic is bright, colorful and reflects current trends. Much improved over the last one!

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Apple Unveils iOS 7

Apple Unveils iOS 7

We heard it would be flat. We heard it would be black and white. We heard that it would be a totally different experience.

It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s flagship mobile operating system, is here, and it’s almost entirely different from the versions that came before. Gone are the skeuomorphic designs and 3D effects, replaced by Sir Jony Ive’s “flat design.” Rumors had been flying for weeks about the new OS and now it’s here and it is, at least at this early reckoning, a massive change for the six year old operating system.

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Reds Get Rocked By Rockies

Why did the Reds get rocked? Is it as simple as having their star pitcher on the DL and Brandon Phillips out until Friday? Nope. That is only part of it. The biggest reason for their landslide during last nights game was that they couldn’t “tap” the Rockies! After the first inning, the Redleg’s bats went cold. They were frozen somewhere on the glacial mountain tops of Colorado.

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Paper Airplane Resume

Paper Airplane Resume

I’m bored of trolling the job boards and getting the same email alerts every day. I thought sending out a paper airplane resume would be a good start for my radical job search. Who likes boring old resumes anyway! Don’t let it get lost in a filing cabinet. Fly it around the office for a few days!

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Class of 2013: Radical Job Searching 101

This article is about radical job searching in a flooded market. Shane wrote this post for the graduating class of 2013. But, I think it is relevant for anyone in the market for a new job. With the current economic climate, it’s like we all just graduated. Everyone is either unemployed or under employed and we are all fighting for the same positions. I have only been using the traditional job searching methods. I think I will use the advice from this story going forward. It is good advice!

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