Kickin’ out the jams (and a few random design things) under another got-damned beautiful (if not a little environmentally concerning) summer in the American Midwest. This isn’t much, but it’s about all I got right now until packages start arriving and event dates start sneaking up like they always do. The first thing down there was a candid shot with 1/2 of my favorite tiny humans at a tiny human bike thing somewhere in the woods called “Dirt Dawgs.” Long story short, I couldn’t help but take 5 minutes to turn into this summer’s biggest coming-of-age blockbuster. The next three are for good-ole-now-40-years-old AB doing his AB things all around town. The Menu at The Sovengard is my personal favorite among them. Color and design, sure, but also Kat worked there for a while and the folks that run that place are some of the best around. Five and six are, of course, the most recent and yet-to-be-released episode of You’re Killing Me, Grand Rapids, a podcast I love, and also produce and cohost with my awesome friend Dara. Coming up with header cards for each episode has become one of my favorite things. I’m actually, accidentally, a few episodes ahead in terms of design since I just get lost looking through my photo archives for the perfect shots of Grand Rapids dark side. After that is just an awkward picture of me in my house that I kinda dig. And finally, the Orange Popsicle of Summer Bliss. There is no truer sign of a summer well spent than sticky fingers and guilt free relaxation at the end of a long day doing everything.