Exploring the California Missions website

Exploring the California Missions microsite for The Huntington Library

I’m happy to report the launch of Exploring the California Missions, a website I designed and developed for The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Using the lens of California Mission history, Exploring the California Missions presents a suite of lessons intended to help teachers and fourth grade students develop the critical skills needed […]

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Robert Rauschenberg + Donna Haraway

For a long, long time I’ve wanted to do a site like Prate. Jemma’s work was what first inspired me to learn Illustrator, in a futile attempt to make mine look more like hers. I love it. The format of full-page layouts, where you click to advance, was once a staple of online design, but […]

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Website for Photographer Adam Nadel

Adam Nadel’s photographic practice is located “at the intersections of journalism, science, and human rights.” He knew exactly what he wanted and was a joy to work with! Using the WordPress-based package I’ve been developing, we were able put his site together quickly and efficiently. adamnadel.net

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Harald Szeemann and Daniel Buren in Documenta 5

Following my notes on Museums By Artists, I was interested to hear more from Daniel Buren on Harald Szeemann and Documenta 5. Luckily, filmmaker Jef Cornelis recently issued an archive of footage from that exhibition, including interviews with the two men. I have transcribed their comments here, including Buren’s clear articulation of his thesis. DVD […]

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Logo Design for Tightrope Books

Established in 2005, Tightrope Books publishes fiction, poetry, books on art, and creative non-fiction. I was contacted by friend and frequent collaborator Nathaniel G. Moore, who requested a symbol based on an image of a flapper girl with a parasol. The full version has her walking a line, which is omitted in the compact and […]

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Origins: A User-Generated Museum Exhibit created using iPads, Google Maps and WordPress

Visitors interacting with Origins online at the Chinese American Museum. Photo © Francis Specker Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles is a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development, since the 1890s, of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. Origins was […]

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Museum Row Guest House

Speaking of LA, while in town to attend the Origins opening I stayed at the Museum Row Guest House, operated by Carla Roth and Merritt Price. The house is located just a short stroll through the charming neighborhood to LACMA, the La Brea Tar Pits and the farmers market and shops at The Grove. You […]

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WordPress 3.5 media_order Issue Affects Custom Galleries

The revamped Add Media interface in WordPress 3.5 improves a great many things about media management. It’s fantastic and thanks go out to the team for all the hard work! Unfortunately, the removal of a visible menu order field and the associated “Sort by Ascending / Descending” links has created an issue that affects some […]