ILUSTRAFIC (Illustration Conference) was a fantastic event, great speakers, wonderful hosts, students with awesome questions ... a great time. Valencia is very beautiful city. I really hope to return one day. Valencia, Spain June 19, 20 and 21st, 2013 http://www.ilustrafic.com/en
Most Photos below by Alice Ventin
Things are always more impressive if they are bigger than you. A college professor told me anything bigger than us we pray to and anything smaller than us we step on.
"If you keep talking I am leaving in 2 minutes"
The creACTIVISTS - Getting Kids to play with art and ideas
Apparently, I am a left handed widower according to the Spanish newspapers ;)
At first I thought I was deaf ... but was relieved when I found out I was just left handed http://verlanga.com/ilustracion/cuando-los-ilustradores-dominaron-la-tierra/
I should probably be talking about illustration here .. but hey I want to talk about my feelings :) like a good artist
Skate Park in Valencia. Graffiti .. check!
The Mrs. in a hamster ball
Futuristic looking buildings ... and yes I imagined this as my home
Which came first? The chicken building or the egg building?
Public Market ... pig head ... no big deal
"The water of Valencia"
Milo is now 9 years old
Milo has grown a lot this year. Soccer is his passion and he remains a huge Boca Jrs. fan. Milo is extremely affectionate. He's spends a lot of time playing video games, on Facebook and has recently developed an interest in World War II history. Highlights from this summer: Lake Powell with family, Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center, Cowabunga Bay and hiking around the Utah mountains.
Milo is now 8 years old :)
Milo has become interested in music and started dancing this year. He is still very in to playing soccer. Currently he like Boca Jrs. again.
Milo is now 7 years old :)
Milo no longer believes in my magic tricks nor that I have "The Force". He's still obsessed with futbol probably even more than he was before. Milo is great with all his brothers and sister (Lucas, Luna, JJ) but he's really fantastic with JJ (1.8 yrs old). He's very affectionate, plays with him a ton and includes him in almost everything. Milo has really developed his own sense of humor and is constantly saying unexpected funny things. Milo is a Boca fan for the most part, but every once in awhile changes his allegiance to River for a week or so and searches youtube to learn all the futbol songs.
Milo is now 6
.. he's less into Batman, obsessed with Futbol, loves Boca Juniors, wants to hear stories about when he was younger, could survive on noodles and cereal, doesn't like when I speak Spanish, likes to ride the bike with me, asks funny questions, he's super affectionate with his little brother, likes to play electronic games, in general he draws people playing futbol and explosions.
Time flys when you are watching trains, drinking "lechita", and chasing birds at the park ..
Yerba Art Licensing collection by Nate WilliamsKeywords: Naive, animals, country life
In order to live in the 21st century you are required to remember a ton of usernames/passwords for all the different web sites you interact with, but instead of creating new usernames and passwords people often use the same username/password for all the web sites because it's easier to remember. This is a huge security problem, because if someone is able to look at your login credentials via an insecure connection, unencrypted database, shared computer, shady web master, key logging programs, etc ... they know they will often be able to use the same information to login to other web sites (banking, email, Paypal, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, etc) Password Managers/Apps are also vulnerable because you are essentially putting all you eggs in one basket. For example, here are Security Flaws Found in Five Password Managers.
So what can you do?
The best solution would be to have different login credentials (username / password ) for every site that is easy to remember.
Say you want to login to 3 different web sites:
use your email address + the name of the website.
No need to create new email addresses, all emails will end up going to your default email address example: firstname.lastname@example.org, but this will allow you to have different email addresses and also know if a site spams a specific email address you will know exactly which site is doing it. You can also set up filters in your email so that any email that comes from a specific email address can have a specific action
- email@example.com --> flag this email
- firstname.lastname@example.org --> delete this email
- email@example.com --> archive this email
note: some sites won't let you use "+" signs in the username, if that is the case just use your email address
For passwords think of an algorithm that can be easily applied to all domain names. You will have to remember your algorithm, but once you know it , it will be easy to apply to any site and a lot easier to remember.
Here are some algorithm examples
- first letter of site +"2m0nkey!5"+ number of vowels + third letter of web site + "215"
- position of the first vowel + "sHell02" + last letter + "06" + second letter
- number of letters + "t0mmy26"+ second to last letter + last vowel
So if I am using the algorithm below, here would be my login information for each site
the position of the first vowel + "sHell02" + last letter + "06" + second letter
web site: www.privatebanking.com username: firstname.lastname@example.org password: 3sHell02g06r
web site: www.mywebsite.com username: email@example.com password: 4sHell02e06y
web site: www.emailsite.com username: firstname.lastname@example.org password: 1sHell02e06m
Album art for the fantastic band Elkano Browning CreamRead More
New buttons and magnets for Badgebomb ... Mustaches and Unicorns eating popcorn .. what more could you ask for?Read More
THE SMALL PRINT invited 26 illustrators from all over the globe that produced 52 original pieces (1 letter and 1 illustration based on the letter each) which are available to buy, digitally printed, in A2, A1 & AO formats.Read More
30 plus patterns all available for licensing.Read More
Science gone mad! A new design collection by Nate Williams. Wacky illustrations filled with chemists in white jackets, short hair cuts, molecules and monsters.Read More
“Summer Camp” Art Licensing collection by Nate WilliamsThe Summer Camp Collection is about all those good times as a kid. Camping, fishing, hiking, running after butterflies, camp fires, sleeping under the stars, etc.
Contact Me to see or license this entire collection
What: I am giving away 3 silkscreen posters About: We have thoughts swirling around in our heads, but often don't realize how many brain cycles we give a specific topic or realize how our random thoughts are really connected. I wanted to understand this better so I programmed a web page, PROCONist: Mood Analyzer, to address the following:
- Find patterns in your best and worst days?
- Find out what you have been thinking about the most for the last day, week, month, year, or any give time period.
- Find out what emotional states are triggered by particular keywords, activities, people, etc (Happiness, Anger, Frustration, Accomplishment, etc)
You are welcome to try it here, it's free inspirited by curiosity:http://www.proconist.com/ invitation code: buttermilk9af
How: To enter, leave a comment below (http://www.n8w.com/wp/6140) with a Pro (something positive) and a Con (something negative) in your life.
- Pro-Having dinner with friends tonight
- Con-Car broke down and have to pay $400 to fix it
When: On Sept 6th (my birthday) I will randomly select 3 people from below and mail each person a silkscreen poster
Rules: Just one comment per person on this page http://www.n8w.com/wp/6140
PROCONist: Mood Analyzer
Here are some ways my art has been used. Contact me to commission work.
written by Kate Riggs illustrated by Nate Williams
Here are a few images from the book :)
Coffee Bean + Tea Leaf Mural
Buttons and Magnets
Urban Outfitters Pillows and Prints
Hola Amiga Bags
Little Monster Records
Blue Q Bags
Mara-mi Paper Products
Hola Amiga Pillows
Anti Tobacco Poster
I was invited by COMPUTER ARTS MAGAZINE to speak and give a workshop at the 4th Annual Computer Arts Show in Sao Paulo, Brasil.Read More
Hand lettering, full page illustrations and spot illustrations I created for Natural Health Magazine.Read More
I was listening to Chris Rock on the subway ... and I was smiling and laughing and everyone I made eye contact with smiled back at me ...Read More
Coffee Bean + Tea Leaf commissioned me to design a huge mural for their store on Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. Update: Winner HOW International Design Awards