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Paul Fusco: RFK Funeral Train

Yesterday I went to the inaugural Photo Fair in San Francisco seeking inspiration, and to gauge the state of the marketplace. I found some remarkable work, but none more compelling than a series of photos by Paul Fusco, which he captured in 1968, while riding the train that carried the body of Robert Kennedy from [...]
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Speakeasy End of the World Poster

Keeping work new and interesting as an in-house designer can be challenging. Templates and brand appropriate fonts are necessary for consistency, but can limit creativity. Thankfully, events at the Speakeasy tap room are a great opportunity to break the mold. A recent example is my End of the World Punk Show & Vinyl Swap Meet poster. [...]
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Color in the Sunset Neighborhood

There’s plenty of color to be found in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood.

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Best Nine on Instagram: Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Social media is a fickle beast. Even when I’m faced with piles of useful data, it can be difficult to determine what my audience will enjoy and share. The minute I think I have it figured out is often when my answers get turned upside down. One thing I do know for sure is that people love photos of beer.

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Queen Anne’s Lace

I’m probably one of the few people that enjoy seeing Queen Anne’s Lace when it’s well past the flowering stage.

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San Francisco Beer: A History of Brewing by the Bay

It's nearly 2017 and like most people I'm reflecting on the high and low points of 2016. It's been a frustrating year on many fronts, but one bright spot was the release of San Francisco Beer: A History of Brewing by the Bay. I met the author, Bill Yenne, several years ago while I was [...]
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