Writing

Writing

/ 28 June 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,
/ 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
/ 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 th
/ 19 February 2016

The Third Star

At Clean Sheet Co, we’ve been wanting to celebrate the US Women’s National Team for a while now There are many national teams under the American s
/ 1 December 2015

Out in the Cold

An ongoing debate, one of many stirred up by the unique endeavor that is American soccer, is how we’re supposed to play the world’s game through o
/ 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 mo
/ 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
/ 21 August 2015

Identity Sketches for U.S. Soccer

The general thrust of the new idea was “something dynamic breaking out of an inner circle” I wasn’t sure what, yet I made a lot of sketches that
/ 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
/ 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 ask
/ 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 jus
/ 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 Cl
/ 1 October 2014

Approaching the Apple Watch

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
/ 12 September 2014

Friday Music

“Touch” by Shura Out for a few months now, I only just discovered ‘Touch’ No problem; it perfectly captures the feeling of summer sli
/ 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
/ 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 t
/ 8 July 2014

A Boston Dream for the New England Revolution

I’m still waiting to become a New England Revolution die-hard They won’t get me until they move into the city; the team is on record as wa
/ 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 to
/ 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
/ 31 January 2014

Identity Sketches for the Columbus Crew

Author’s note: Given yesterday’s San Jose Earthquakes rebranding, this morning seemed like a good time to run this piece, which has been i
/ 29 January 2014

32 Nations: Epilogue

All thirty-two shirts are out; the ten (eleven if you count this piece) part project has been published Now what It’s time to take a quick look bac
/ 23 December 2013

32 Nations, Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic

Well, here we are About three weeks and 32 teams later, together we’ve explored, debated and discussed the visual identities of all 32 Nations p
/ 20 December 2013

32 Nations, Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

Our penultimate group has a lot to love: nations from four different confederations, and four very different parts of the globe Argentina is a strong