Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The only time people enjoy peas is when they're playing with their food. Have a great rest of your 2009 and I'll see everybody in 2010!

~From Somethink Fun and the Merry Meatloaf Men

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Bauhaus Christmas

The moment this idea popped into my head I knew it was going to be a Somethink Fun classic (as well as a Festivus miracle). Modernism is so warm and fuzzy...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Modernist Blog Post #1

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Monday, December 14, 2009

Get Open, Like the Ocean

A simple illustration depicting birds and waves, ocean and sky, night and day. Buy two, flip one over, and you can reflect on life from the comfort of your couch.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Don't be a Drag

Quit smoking the creative way! Go through the same motions you've gone through thousands of times before, but substitute your cancer stick for a pencil. Bite it, stick it behind your ear, flick it between your fingers - you name it. Then just use the Zippo Eraser/Sharpener (sold separately) to "ash" out your pencil shavings. Transfer that nicotine craving into artful expression & create something beautiful.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Will Yum Shakes Pear

Recently I started carving quotes into fruit and leaving them on co-workers' desks. As the day would pass, the carvings would slowly brown and become more prominent. It seemed like a nice, small surprise for those trudging through the workday. Many have been lost to the mouths of the viewers, or the cleaning lady who seems to hate rotting fruit laying around...

...but I present to you, Will Yum Shakes Pear.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Beer! Beer!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Leica to Draw

That's my best Italian accent...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Yak, Yak, Yak

And another of my children's poems...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Food for Thought 4

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Food for Thought 3

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Food for Thought 2

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Food for Thought

Monday, November 30, 2009

The New York Times

Nothing like coming back from a Thanksgiving weekend to find your mug posted in the New York Times Weekend Edition! Our editor in chief, Jim Gaines, wrote a wonderful column about what it's like being an older guy from the publishing world working with a team several decades younger than himself in the upcoming digital age
of publishing.

Will looks like he has those dreamy eyes going on, in awe of Jim's legacy. This shot was taken pre-haircut, so it's awesome that history will record me looking like a bohemian hipster. However, I'm laughing because Jim is looking at the tiny camera screen when a large monitor is clearly nearby. It looks like I had the last laugh...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

O.K. Periodicals #3

The third issue of design magazine, O.K. Periodicals, was presented under great public interest at the Illustrative Festival in Berlin this past October. Now it is officially here for the rest of the world. What makes this edition so special is its cover, which is the collective design of hundreds of people from around the world. It gets to be crowned the first crowdsourced magazine cover in the world, and I'm proud and excited to have been joined in.

I wish O.K. Periodicals all the luck with their future issues! Not to be confused with OK! Magazine... yikes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So I have finally finished up the logotype for my friend's band, demilo. The album comes out in February if I'm not mistaken, so I wish them luck!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Venn Master

I'm taking a break with this short week to rest my brain and enjoy Thanksgiving. So I thought I'd just update people on the happenings of things I've worked on thus far. My Jesus Venn Diagram was featured on The Huffington Post's Funniest Venn Diagrams. Ranked Number One (and causing a little religious debate), Somethink Fun has received more than 15,000 new visitors to this blog! For any of you who are still around... hello.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Space & Mind: Life

The Sombrero Galaxy

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Space & Mind: Wisdom

The Orion Nebula

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Space & Mind: Materialism

The Eagle Nebula

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Space & Mind: One in a Billion Billions

The Eye of God Nebula

Monday, November 16, 2009

Space & Mind: Humanimal

The Horseshoe Nebula

Friday, November 13, 2009

El Mas Santo, Tres

Thursday, November 12, 2009

El Mas Santo, Dos

El luchador, representing my cultural connections...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

El Mas Santo

El Mas Santo, brainchild of Kinga Offert, a young Polish artist who has started a mass art project intended to juxtapose the world of Mexican wrestlers with the gray reality of the Polish streets. Kinga contacted me a while back about helping her and I couldn't refuse. She sent me a little luchadore figurine to photograph, and what's above and what will follow this week are some of my shots.

This was a lot of fun and wish Kinga all the best. I'll keep you posted when I know more about how her project will unfold!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Classic Science Blunders II

Urinal Cake Uranium

Monday, November 9, 2009

Classic Science Blunders

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pie Graph of My Favorite Bars

*Based on amount of beers consumed
(Click to enlarge)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bar Graph of My Favorite Pies

My mom's chocolate pecan pie. Once a year. At Thanksgiving. Done.
(Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

USAy What?!

A little illustration I did for a story regarding the diverse dialects and vocabulary heard around the United States.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just Say It

I've been noticing (mostly while walking the aisles of Wholefoods) how people's totebags seem to proudly announce their good intentions of re-using, recycling, and not using plastic. As if the artwork on the bags became second fiddle to letting everyone know you're such a good citizen. So I figure why not just come right out and say it? A simple level of humor makes these items stand out
and get noticed.

Friday, October 30, 2009


For all you tiny apartment dwelling homo sapiens that can't afford to waste valuable space on precious pumpkins, I have experimented with using apples. Above are a Granny Smith and Red Delicious cut with the precision of a horror film surgeon.

This job was actually very frustrating and not that fun to make. Ha ha ha, plus there was no way to really light these with a candle inside (if they fit, it kept going out when you put the top on). So I cut a hole in the back of each apple and perfectly aligned flashlights to make the "eerie glow." If you cared to notice, you can see a non-candle light source behind the two.

Afterwards I realized you can just buy mini-pumpkins for a couple bucks everywhere, which should be the preferred choice for future carvings. But hey, now I know... Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

O.K. Periodicals

O.K. Periodicals is a Dutch magazine that comes out twice a year, each issue with a different theme. This upcoming issue focuses on crowdsourcing, and thus I was asked to contribute a small block of work whereby all the admissions would make up the final cover for the issue. Since it's about crowdsourcing, my single piece isn't important - it's about highlighting the end result!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Congrats Jess & Jesse!

Luckily I got that Animal Alphabet done in time! Welcome to Earth, little one...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Clean Future

These little animated icons were made for an online article that I designed for Scientific American. The article was written by two scientists who think the world can be run on 100% clean, renewable energy resources by 2030. A bold proposition, but worth a look.

Read the online, interactive article here.
Watch just the icons animate here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pencil Heart Prints

Hot of the presses! A limited edition print: one of one.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009