Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Creative Process

The creative process is a mess of unrealized ideas, false starts, and revisions. It offers more blood, sweat, and tears than your parents' record collection. Once you experience it, however, it's tough to live without it. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Synesthetic Crayons

"Synesthesia is an involuntary joining in which the real information of one sense is accompanied by a perception in another sense."
-R. Cytowic, "Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses" 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Internal Decathlon

"In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of track and field."-Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mapping the Economy

I illustrated this week's "It's the Economy" column for The New York Times Magazine, appearing on newsstands this Sunday. The subject was London's recent dominance over New York as the center of global finance. You can read the full article by Adam Davidson here. Like every good mapmaker, I made sure to include a tapir and a minotaur.