Design, Karma, Identity, and Football

"By the way, while Washington was weighed down with that tired old caricature of an Indian head on their helmets, Seattle was sporting a lighthearted Seahawk based on an ancient Northwest Coast Native carved totem design. They didn’t just score more touchdowns; they won on style points, too."  "What's in a Name?  The Redskins' Bad Karma" Courtland Miloy




Alien via Racialicious

Bolaji Badejo is the actor who played Alien in the 1979 Alien.  Classic!


zipper tie by Kabir Fernandez


Phila style humor

Phila's April Fool's joke - a lane for texting pedestrians. This week long public awareness campaign was the brainchild of Rina Cutler, the Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, with support from our Mayor Nutter.

NY state senators Eric Adams and Kevin Parker wear hoodies during the March 26, 2012 Senate Legislative session in solidarity with Trayvon Martin - the latest Black American killed because of a deep seated assumption of his criminality.

absolut truth

This is one of my favorite advertisements of all time. It was a part of a 2008 Absolut Vodka billboard and press campaign in Mexico. Its great social commentary in a time when states like Texas and Arizona are "demanding their country back" with anti-immigrant and Latino legislation. The ad was eventually withdrawn after complaints from offended Americans for its depiction of an actual map from 1830. The international agency responsible, Teran/TBWA, is best known for the Taco Bell Chihuahua campaign.