Design, Tech+Biz

Cold calls and outsourced web design

I hate spam. I hate spammers. I hate getting emails for viagra, canadian meds, and oppor­tu­nities to embezzle millions in foreign currency. I hate these things almost as much as my dad hated getting telemar­keting calls when he “just sat down” at the pre-cellphone era dinner table. You know what’s worse? People cold calling specif­i­cally […]

Design, News

Byways site awarded ‘Web Pick of the Week’ by Communication Arts

I got a nice surprise in my inbox a few weeks back—an email from Commu­ni­cation Arts letting me know that they had chosen the Western Massa­chu­setts Scenic Byways site as their “Web pick of the week”. Their interview captured some of my design intent nicely: “I hope visitors almost lose track of time as they […]


Boston’s Colonial Era Printer

While touring the Freedom Trail with some friends visiting Boston, I happened across the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, kitty-corner to the Old North Church. If you’re a typophile like myself, you should really check this out. Gary Gregory, the Master Printer that runs the shop, is bursting with excitement for type. After he let […]