a finite state machine that reminds me of pac man…

a simple reminder

i’ve been spending my vacation traversing trees. here’s my trusty old graph layout algorithm helping me find where i dropped the leafnodes.

finch #pk72bk90

finch #bk42w74

finch #pk72bk91

finch #w53o51


This storm is what we call progress

the chiptune singularity cometh…

an incredible cross-section of eastern bloc industrial design

hard to believe this is freely available…

peak h.v.a.c.

making the USGS look shoddy in comparison

export settings demystified


compression palimpsest

Tom Coryat was a man who knew how to title a book

one of my favorite pieces of illegal art, finally legitimized

Jasmin Blanchette making some good points (via QT of all things)

staccato cityscape

12 months of stories in a single deck

bronze age CGI starts halfway through

scroll down for the ‘hats’ montage

the endpapers of black hole but with faces you recognize

eerie and mysterious

would love to hear their version of the assault on precinct 13 theme...

maybe they'll take down the world's worst piece of signage now

the sound of ray davies applying for a job at the radiophonic workshop

i now have a reason to go to seattle

a gift shop that doubles as a history of graphic design

the numerals section is fascinating

the sound of eight confused men getting paid and then...

many personal favorites on this list

there's something almost charming about the early days of computer viruses

ian bogost on nintendo's embrace of fractured attention

nifty parallel between birth years and pin prevalence

luma key magnificence

lovely compilations

adorable and ridiculous

nobody knows

they knew how to make music television back in the day

“old fashion’ but good”

dearest delia

the essential incidentals

metroid meets oxyd

manhattan in 1820

and the boys say ‘hey goo, what's new?’

the octopus unfurling

i'm guessing the Infinite Jest character's name was no coincidence

my favorite is the 1766 manila variation

when legends gather

“Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence.”

the map is not the territory

equal parts corman and eames.

between the use of ‘strikes’, ‘matrices’, and the origin of the ‘K’ in CYMK, early color process nomenclature is suspiciously similar to printmaking/type-design jargon.

“No advertising, no support, no bug fixes, payment in advance.”


Christian Swinehart

Rhode Island School of Design

M.F.A. | Graphic Design


Brandeis University

Ph.D. | Computational Neuroscience


Dickinson College

B.S. | Cognitive Science (Self-developed Major)



Design Partner

Office of Unspecified Services | Brooklyn, N.Y.


Interactive Designer

Pentagram | New York City

Graphic & computational design on Lisa Strausfeld's team


Core Developer

Fink Project | Open Source Software for OS X

Maintainer of 54 applications including Emacs, GPG, and Frotz


Web Designer/Developer

Revolutions Workshop | Washington D.C.

Graphic design and front-end development.



Programming Languages

Python, Objective C, Javascript, Actionscript, C, Java, Perl, Lisp

Graphics/Visualization Environments

Canvas, SVG, Quartz, NodeBox, D3, Three.js, Processing, MATLAB


Nginx, Apache, CouchDB, Tornado, Handlebars

Markup Languages

HTML/CSS, LaTeX, Postscript


Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, Max/MSP


Mac OS X, Linux, BSD

Skills & Technologies

Samizdat Drafting Co.

129 Noble St., Top floor

Brooklyn, NY 11222