If you are concerned about the political leanings of your social media platform and their algorithm, maybe host your thoughts on your own site and cut out the middle man trying to monetize your content.

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

Sad to see that legendary Dutch designer Wim Crouwel passed away. I became aware of his work when I started playing around with modular type design. While most Americans aren’t familiar with his work, his New Alphabet was used on the Joy Division Substance album cover…

I pulled my old digital Canon Rebel out of the closet for my daughter to use at photography club. It’s almost 15 years old, but other than needing a new battery, it’s working perfectly. A whopping 6 megapixels, but it will be perfect for her.

My 7-year-old and I were walking downstairs to make breakfast this morning and out of nowhere, he asked me: “What are you excited about today?” You know, I think I should start every day with that question…

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

We passed Popeye’s on the way home and there was a line of cars around the restaurant. Normally, there is no one there. I guess the new chicken sandwich is the real deal.

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.

Scary moment on the way home from running some errands with the family. An SUV loses control and spins across four lanes of traffic stopping about an inch from our driver side door. Everyone is fine, but goodness, that was terrifying.

Bob Wertz

Husband, Dad (x3), Creative Director at @UofSC, Type Designer, Teacher and Volunteer. Blogs at Sketchbook B and Wanted in Columbia.