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Thursday, December 25, 2008

...For Those Who Wait.


Sorry it's a day later than i would have liked, but i was having blogger/internet problems. Most of you have seen this anyhow.

love,
Josh

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cloth/Table Forts



-Josh

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Night Songs




This is the kind of photographer that fits the season really well. His name is Camillo Longo and other than zombie attacks, he also likes to take pictures of roadkill and people in the rain. Dark. I've got goosebumps. Serously. Anyhow, i think i am doing good with continuously updating. I does help that it's pretty slow at work right now. Well enjoy another halloween post.
- Josh

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Up-Strain

Happy Monday

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Edge of Infinity

In honor of Father's Day i bring you this:

Crying Men by Sam Taylor-Wood

To me, i think they would be more realistic, and therefore touching, if the subjects where unknowns... but thats just my opinion. Most actors can cry on the drop of a hat. Larry Fishburne and the Daniel Craig (shown above) are my favorites. I feel like seeing Hayden Christiansen crying is like seeing strippers take off their clothes (it's their job, and they do it all the time). Men have a sensitive side.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. i hope some day i could be as totally awesome as by Dad.

maybe someday a father,
Josh

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Away From the Things of Man

There is plenty to blog about (and pictures) when it comes to my long weekend. but because of the late hour, i will update this post tomorrow. stay tuned.


Every so often, i feel we as people have to get away from our lives. At least i know i have to. So, taking a Monday off of work, for a long weekend away getting in touch with nature and ourselves, sounded like the perfect idea. A week in advance I reserved a site at Onodaga Caves Park. Unfortunately, due to the rain, the camp ground closed down a day before we were supposed to go. But Aaron found us The Fingerlicks the Finger Lakes, another campground closer by, in Columbia, Mo.

The nights were pretty cold, but toughing it out, like men, we managed to sleep in a tent for two nights (i, on the ground), wearing only hoodies, t-shirts, and jeans, and warming ourselves by fire. I don't want to say we were the only idiots out in this weather, but it was close at one point. Also, like the burly masculine spectacles we were, we also put off showering until we returned home on Monday. Needless to say our hair was greasy, our clothes were a mess, and our nethers were ripe. (sorry about that) Now i know what it must have been like to be in "Into the Wild". *cough* Doesn't seem too hard. I would like to say we completely roughed it, but being that there was a Bass Pro Shop 5 miles from the site, and a Cracker Barrel only 10 miles away, there wasn't much need...

Leo, Aaron, and I did our best to enjoy everything central Missouri had to offer. The Devil's Icebox, part of Rock Bridge State Park, was by far the coolest part. We spent our nights doing stuff you would only find three "artsy" kids, do while camping, singing around the fire (aka, a personal Aaron Hale concert each night), taking pictures of lights in the dark, and drawing with burnt wood. Dorks.







Over all, the weekend did what i wanted it to accomplish... and i had a great time.

-Josh

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I Write On An Angle


-Josh

Death...

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I Guess We All Can't Be Friends Forever.

I figured there were enough words in the last post to last a while.


love,
J.Du

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"He's just a really loving person..."

Chuck Anderson (AKA nopattern)


Chuck is a slightly more known artist than i typically post (or at least i feel). And for good reason. His Photoshop skills blow everyone away. On a scale of one to awesome, this guy is Jesus (PS that's above awesome). On my trip home from TX i saw his custom Mountain Dew bottle and i didn't pick it up. Now i am kicking myself, but i figured now would be a good time to tell the world about him.

Later this week... movie stuff, in honor of the Oscar's sunday.

Yahoo! Personals is the opposite of internet porn,
night,
Josh

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

"...just include my address next time."

It's apparently part of our job at Hallmark (or at least in Humor), to put in an additional 5 hours of work a week to our 40. I suppose most of that is research. So, in the spirit of that, I have decided to do my blog posts outside of work. At least for this week anyway. I might actually be pretty busy. I have a good amount to do in about 3 weeks.

This laptop is a mess. I really need to get an iMac. Come on Leopard... hurry up and come out!


Get your attention? Look at her. She is so hot, she isn't even playing it right. Moving on, if you have a Wii, you should add me to you're address book. If you don't know how, just ask me. Here's my addy: 8075-4846-3079-3763.

Onto the cool stuff.
Lil' John, you have truly influenced a generation. Crunk was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary among about 100 other words. Ironically, the word can't be defined. This isn't the first, and sure won't be the last. Last year, "bling bling" was added. It's a sign of the times. Sorry Webster, no matter what you add to your "books," most people will still use the internet for FREE instead. The full article here on MTV.com.

Skull-A-Day.
A good blog always deserves some recognition. This is another blog where there is a photo for every day of the year. Unlike 356 Portraits, this has only started 44 days ago. Some of them are pretty creative, others are boring. I am curious to see how they turn this 44 into 365.

your shaky voice says it all.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Teeth Marks.

Lisa Rienermann

This is the hotness. Beautiful idea, and the execution is right on. The "d" and the "k" are my personal favorite. I know this image is alittle small, however you can get a slightly larger version if you head to the link. You can also buy a book if you are really into it. Of course, besides all that, the site in a different language so i can't even begin to understand where they are going with the product.

Brand New. This sort of stuff always interested me. The name is dead on; a site about updated logos. Get it? I LOVE to see a logo get "updated." Some need it, others never did, and their commentary on many of the logos is damn truth. "If it's not broke don't fix it." The trend of gradients, transparencies, lower-case letters and alike escapes me. AT&T is a perfect example of all of these fopa's.
Brand New's latest post is about "Armor All". Ironically, i had just bought some wipes for my car and commented to myself how the logo is different, and i feel much, much better.

I'm in the slow process of rebranding myself. Maybe you will see evidence of that soon.

Also, I have been putting off posting about this project they are calling "1-18-08", aka "Cloverfield" for some time now. With the buzz thats going around right now, you have no doubt already heard about it. But i will get into some great deal later... just not now.

edit: i need to start reading these posts before i publish them. god, i suck.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

The Air Is Thick

Back on Track...
Cedric Delsaux
I suppose he has other stuff in his portfolio, but by far the coolest thing for me was the "Star Wars characters in the real world" series. Once at his site, click on series, and it should be the first photos he has up. Other then his excellent juxtaposition in this set of photos, the color (or maybe lack there of), also makes the images quite good to me. Also i can't tell how much photoshopping was involved here... it seams like many of the characters may have actually been action figures. hm.

HBO Voyeur
This is an interesting concept to cool to pass up. I suppose this is some cleever promotion to a new TV show that HBO will be doing but whatever it is, you can watch the story of 8 different apartments all at once, or individually by story. At some point all the stories cross eachother. There is also 4 more seperate apartments to watch outside of this main building. Also, the music seems to que up and everything. Good work HBO.

This one is for Heather. Even though, secretly, i would probably use it as much or more than her. But when i think of coding or program questions i think of her college (or even a couple of months ago.) Ok, to the point... The Learn List is just a jazzed up version of a "top 10" resources to find help on adobe programs, and web coding. My presonal favorite being the CSS seeing how everything is done in CSS these days, and they hardly touched on it in any classes i took.

Thats it for now. I hope to put up pictures from my trip soon, but they need a conciderable amount of cleaning up first.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Blue and Green.

Things are going better today. Not that they were horrible yesterday, but things just didn't go as planned from morning until night. It was kind of a nice relief to fall asleep finally. Today, though rainy, is more according to plan at least. Even though i had to wait about an hour to get my car back from inspection, it only cost me $12! I mean 12 bones?... thats nothin. Tomorrow, with luck, Cecilia and I will be getting our license and registration during lunch. That means tonight my big plans consist of finding my old paperwork.

Links today, an old stand by; Danny, Kristens boyfriend, and a very talented designer, has posted about this many times before. But for the people who don't read Danny's blog (i wouldn't think most people read it), this is 365 Portraits. Yes, one for every day of the year. Danny was actually featured on his birthday. Here. What a sexy beast. Feel blue might be his favorite color.

I hope to post later tonight.

"i've got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one."

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Made From Tape


Mark Jenkins.
Heather sent me here. I felt everyone should see. His installations are witty.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

My Plastic You - the Stryder



Action Figures. I am sitting here falling asleep, so burnt out from last night, looking at action figures for a card.

A lot happened last night, both on a physical level and an emotional level. I am not going to go into detail because i feel like besides the fact that no one reads this boring blog anyhow, it's not helping that the posts are so long. But last night we (as in Green, Riley, Bob, and Lauren) got free ice cream (custard really), i got to see Riley (whom i miss greatly), and even Riley got a small cone. The conversation made for an interesting night. I road my bike home after 11 last night, which made me tired physically. I got a great amount of exercise yesterday, i walked around all day researching, then went to the gym, and of course the bike ride, but i am really feeling it today. Things are going to change for me really soon. I can feel it. Trivia tonight, with some more work folk.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Like a Rockstar.

Obviously, it's another pretty slow day at work.

Other then my suprise when i started work, the day has been pretty uneventful. Really the suprise wasn't even that great, but it was a good start to the day. Other than that, there was the meeting today, and the class... in which i missed. Blah. I haven't been doing a whole lot of work today. But, sadly it's more then yesterday.

Between yesterday and today I have discovered the importance of Flickr. I really liked how my blog looked with the "beach market" picture on it. It would be even better if they were my own photography. EH!?
This is what i found today:


I think buying a new computer will solve all of my current problems:
- i'm lonely - World of Warcraft.
- too much music - bigger hard drive.
- not enough videos or pictures - bigger hard drive.
- mark a cartoon? - CS3 and iLife.
- i'm not using the extra room - the computer goes there.
- i'm sick of using a track pad - the computer has a mouse. NEAT!

so i'm buying one. My biggest issue right now is the new Mac OS is coming out in October am i going to wait that long, or are they going to do something for me. Or am i going to buy myself a cheep ass PC. Whoever said you can't buy happiness was poor.
It's only a matter of time now.

tomorrow, i am taking a full day off of work to do research. This time with direction. I will be armed with a camera, my sketchbook, and this list of places I need to hit up:
- multiple Hallmark stores.
- the Oak Park Mall. (Hallmark store)
- Target.
- Walmart.
- CVS.
- Walgreens.
- Best Buy (has nothing to do with cards).
- Barnes and Noble or Borders or both.
- Urban Outfitters.
- Paper Source.
- HyVee
- somewhere to eat.
I've already accepted the fact that i will be spending a lot of money in gas.

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