JeffGreco

Check out the Holiday Jam

We built a holiday party in a box for remote teams. It's free. Go play it!

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Top Ten #2.
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I wonder if Scott McCloud is allowed to draw M*****y now. (from Understanding Comics)
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From Chris Ware’s ACME Novelty Library #1
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Two comic book panels. First, a flip phone rings "Awwweeeeee want the funk! Give us the funk! Ooowwweeee need the-" . Second close up of holding it to cheek, saying WHAT?
Sean Phillips sent me down a razr memory hole with this one.
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Mario landscape and end level flag with quote from Shigeru Miyamoto: I think working together on the next project is the biggest praise I can give.
Vector image of a white guy with brown hair, stubble, and an orange hoodie.
Full page ad from The Licensing Book, May 1993. Large Jurassic Park logo with caption below: If you tamper with our trademark, you'll be extinct. To report an infringement, call 1-800-DINO-COP.

Dr. Hammond apparently had a crack IP law team.

Seriously though, this was not a bit. Check out Entertainment Weekly from 1993.

From Chip Kidd: Book One.

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Drawing of a Wet Paint sign with a red handprint

My goal for 2024 is to improve Focus and Output

Focus: being more careful and intentional with where my focus goes. Be selective so projects actually become...

Output: 2024 is the year of shipping.

So here’s the first shipment, jeffgreco.com v24 (or whatever)! It’s not the 24th version I’ve shipped, but that’s probably a pretty accurate number of personal homepages that have gotten into some stage of PSD or code over the last 20+ years of maintaining this site.

Welcome in!

Roughly drawn yellow field with white speech bubble and figure hewn out. Black pencil gives basic eyes and mouth to the figure with the handdrawn letters TIL to the right.
Dec 27. The three older boys took turns picking up Charlie.
Digital display of handwritten alphabet characters A to K on a dark background with the phrase THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY at the top.
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Mixing Messages
Ellen Lupton
1996

I put pretty much everything by Ellen Lupton on hold at the CPL, and this one is another that was worth it.

A really thoughtful treatment of the chaotic experimentation of the 80s and early 90s where a new attempt to remix the ever larger kitchen sink of design history was supercharged with new physical and digital technology - and generally work that has held up, all the more impressive considering it was compiled in 1995.

Yesterday I discovered a bunch are available for free through her website!

Hand-drawn comic-like image with text bubbles, "Jack dropping little addition bombs like 'two fives makes ten!'", "Charlie's wide smile", and "Card carrying members of MSI. Pays for itself in 2.2 visits!" with drawings of a gift, a smiling face, a membership card, and a construction scene.
Screenshot of Notes.app with a doodled sketch of JEFFGRECO.COM with every letter half obscured, each at a different angle. The typed headline reads Ticks around every minute.
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Surely You Can't Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane
David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker
2023

The ZAZ troika themselves compile a loving scrapbook that alternates between telling their path to selling the movie and deep dives into various actors and aspects.

No huge exposé here but the career stuff is fun and some of their throwaway gags are next level. To wit:

Jim: L.A. was so different. Beaches. Perfect weather. Vanity license plates. They didn't have those in Wisconsin back then, so even they were a discovery. When I realized I was jeopardizing my life just having a motorcycle in L.A., I bought an old Chevy. I got vanity plates that said, "Bob's MG." People would pull up next to me at red lights and say, "Hey, buddy, that's not an MG." And I'd say back to them, "Well, I'm not Bob."

Goooooood bit.