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/ 13 July 2020

Major League Baseball, COVID-19, and the Temple Cup

We're about to get Major League Baseball back. Right? Sure, it'll be without the players who opt out of the season. And without the players who test … read more
/ 4 October 2019

Binary Star Posters

I make posters as a design exercise. A way to keep myself thinking in a few different directions at once. Any excuse to make a poster will do. A soccer … read more
/ 22 April 2019

Designing an Earth Flag

I have a neighbor who puts out flags for almost any occasion you can think of. Holidays. Sporting events. National celebrations. (You should have seen his … read more
/ 8 May 2018

Designing for the 2018 World Cup: The Rules

My favorite thing about the World Cup? It encourages bold, pattern-breaking behavior. Skip work and hit the pub at 2 in the afternoon. High five, maybe … read more
/ 15 March 2017

If Clean Sheet Co. designed caps for the World Baseball Classic

I like to find the places where established systems and traditions smash into one another. For instance: what happens if you mix the visual cultures of soccer … read more
/ 1 December 2016

Clean Sheet Co. Takes the Next Step

My favorite Clean Sheet Co. moments have involved hanging out in parking lots. There’s usually a table with our shirts and scarves scattered across the top. … read more
/ 19 February 2016

The Third Star

At Clean Sheet Co, we’ve been wanting to celebrate the U.S. Women’s National Team for a while now. There are many national teams under the American soccer … read more
/ 7 October 2015

The People’s Crest is Yours

I’ve been in stadiums blanketed with English flags, each with a different slogan. I’ve felt thousands of Jamaicans and Trinidadians and Ghanians move and … read more
/ 5 October 2015

Apple Can Help Fix Distracted Driving

I’m a stubborn guy. But over the past few years, two occurrences have completely changed my routine set of behaviors. I got a smartphone. I … read more
/ 5 June 2015

Come and Take It

A quick story about a cannon, a Cup, and a rivalry. In 1835, Texas wasn’t yet America. It wasn’t even really Texas — yet.  It was Mexico, and had been … read more
/ 27 February 2015

The States, Vol. 2: Michigan, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Kansas, Idaho

Clean Sheet Co.’s The States project is off and running, and the response has been fantastic. Thanks for ordering shirts, giving feedback, and asking - … read more
/ 17 December 2014

A Few Songs to Beat Christmas Music Fatigue

Sunrise, the morning after Halloween. Jack o’ Lanterns on front porches across the country awake to a distinct sound rolling over the hills: ….I just want … read more
/ 20 November 2014

The States, Vol. 1: California, Vermont, Louisiana, South Dakota, Maryland

Two years ago, I took a crack at giving major league baseball teams their own soccer jerseys. I had a blast – so much so that last year, I started Clean … read more
/ 22 August 2014

Starry Night: An LA Galaxy Poster

The LA Galaxy have a pretty cool tradition: they ask artists and designers to create posters for every home match. I’ve been following this year’s series … read more
/ 5 August 2014

A Moment on the Radio

Earlier this summer, I traveled to Brazil to see the US play in the World Cup. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip; I’m going to write up a little … read more
/ 27 May 2014

Three Limited US Soccer World Cup Prints

The World Cup is a great excuse to design. My apparel shop, Clean Sheet Co., has you covered for shirts; now I’ve worked up something for your wall too. Just … read more
/ 21 April 2014

A Red Sox Patriots’ Day Concept

The Red Sox use a special “Boston” jersey on Patriots’ Day.  As a Bostonian, I love the sentiment; why not go one step farther? For one … read more
/ 9 September 2013

USA vs. Mexico, 2013: A Limited Edition Poster

September 10th, 2013. Columbus, Ohio. The game only comes around once every four years, if that. The rivalry is centuries old, but also, in a strange … read more
/ 11 June 2013

A Couple Quick Thoughts on iOS 7 Design Language

I’m an Apple guy; I use their products to do the work that I love the most, and I evangelize about them to others. I am firmly, probably irretrievably rooted … read more
/ 22 April 2013

It Has to Be Brighton

You can only really love one club. Sure, you can appreciate many, have affection for a handful, understand several deeply, and even root heartily and honestly … read more
/ 12 March 2013

Through a Glass, Inevitably

I’ve been reading much handwringing about what a product like Google Glass means for polite society. Because the item in question is a powerful computer … read more
/ 21 January 2013

Soccer Out of Context: the NL West

Postcard:Made the West Coast. Women, wine, baseball weather… might have to hang here for a bit. Send money and/or Cactus League schedule.Best, … read more
/ 3 October 2012

Seasons: Visualizing Fútbol

Soccer begs to be designed. From beautiful data visualizations to totemic crests to sublime kits, it bleeds through the sport. Good design just fits with the … read more
/ 2 August 2012

Visualizing a Fútbol Season

Sport creates excitement, and excitement settles into positive, shared memory.  This is the easiest way I know to explain why we love it.  Nothing is more … read more
/ 14 July 2012

USA Kits: Final Thoughts on American Expression

That was a fun, illustrated swing through US Soccer’s visual personality. We covered some history, looked at colors and palettes, introduced some first … read more