Font Nerdy 2: Futura

Font Nerdy 2: Futura

Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in personal

The other week I wrote a font “coming of age” story. I have another, this time featuring Futura, and some of her decendents. Released in 1927 by the Bauer Type Foundry, Futura was designed by the German typographer Paul Renner before he scuppered his career with an anti-Nazi pamphlet Kulturbolschewismus (which I’ll confess I’ve never […]

Optimizing for the machine

Optimizing for the machine

Posted on Apr 1, 2021 in trends

If you’ve been involved making the interwebs, then you’ve dealt with SEO. In yee olden days it was mostly about linking strategies and just making sure your keywords were present. As the search engines Google got more sophisticated, so too did the strategies to elevate search position. And I’m just going to say it. It’s […]



Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Festival, Film

Abasement got selected for the 4th Dimension International Film Festival in Bali. In my exuberance, I tweeted “we’re going to Bali” so I had to clarify that by “we,” I meant our movie… (Pandemics and whatnot limiting international travel.)

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John is one of the most strategic creative thinkers I know. Not only can he create beautiful work, but he always focuses on the business problem to help the client’s bottom line.

- Pauline Oudin, Managing Partner at Gradient

Working with John has undoubtedly been one of my greatest professional experiences. From his clear-headed guidance to his astonishingly bright insights, he has helped me become both a stronger leader and a more strategic thinker.

- Beth Levine, ACD Publicis Kaplen Thaler

John commits himself to his clients, to his agency, and to the quality of creative he directs on their behalf. Having him on board makes your team smarter, your agency stronger.

- James Talerico, President/ECD Heartbeat