Cotton Bureau: The Commander

As a follow-up to my first shirt concept (gaggle of triangles) on Cotton Bureau, today I’ve launched a second design titled The Commander. It’s available for pre-order for the next 13 days.

This concept uses a hand-drawn topographic pattern combined with a diamond shape and the CMD button icon to enrich the 45 degree process yellow to process cyan diagonal rainbow roll.

Here is the description for the shirt: “Leave all your digital devices at home and take command of the land – this one is for the adventurer inside us all.”

Grab a copy before it expires in 13 days.

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HOWLive 2013 Sketchnotes

Earlier this week, I attended HOW Live with the Creative Market team, and managed to make some sketchnotes of a few talks. Here they are:

How to Steal Like an Artist with Austin Kleon
Austin is a writer who draws, the author of Steal Like An Artist and Newspaper Blackout, and a great speaker. His humorous and honest opening keynote was full of relevant personal stories and creative historic context.

Play with Jessica Walsh
Jessica is a designer, art director and partner at the infamous NYC based design studio Sagmeister & Walsh. She teaches at SVA & speaks around the world. Jessica shared a generous portion of her work during the talk — all of which exudes rich creative thinking expressed in the mediums of photography and videography.

Creatively Recalculating Your Daily Design Routine with Von Glitschka
Von runs the multi-disciplinary firm Glitschka Studios, and writes and speaks on the topics of design and creativity frequently. To get himself out of his comfort zone, he had his daughter pick out a costume to give his talk in, which ended up being a “giant stupid rabbit” as Von put it.

Reinventing Your Ideas with Johnny (Earle) Cupcakes
I planned on seeing this talk, but missed it at the last minute. Regardless, here is Johnny’s mugshot which is all that I managed to draw before having to skip. Fortunately, he’s got some of his speaking engagements on his site. Also, he was behind the free HOW shirt giveaway too.

Selling Creativity with Mary Zalla
Mary is the CEO of the international branding agency Landor, and also started an internal program called Renaissance — internal movement designed to reignite passion for and commitment to creativity. Mary spoke eloquently on the processes surrounding presenting work to clients and the psychological dynamics of earning trust for the sake of innovation.

The Craft of Design with Christian Helms
Christian is the founder of Helms Workshop and co-owner of Frank Restaurant in Austin, Texas. He shared lots of samples of his award-winning work and stories from growing up that illuminated his current passions and interests in his work.

Storytelling in the Age of the Tablet with Dr. Mario Garcia
Dr. Garcia runs Garcia Media, has won numerous awards in the field of news design, and combines writing, editing and design in his iWED philosophy.

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Square + Satchel & Sage

Today, Square launched it’s brand new Market — an eCommerce marketplace addition to their platform. To help promote their new marketplace, the nice folks at Square asked Satchel & Sage to be featured as one of their showcase shops.

Check out the Satchel & Sage shop, and sign-up for free to sell your goods if you’re a maker!

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