TakePart: Be A Participant Every, Single, Day.

September 5th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling
[caption id="attachment_4900" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="About TakePart"][/caption] TakePart is the digital division of Participant Media. You can see exactly what they do above. They're amazing people doing amazing work and are really a joy to work with. View Larger Version

2012 Presidential Craziness Scorecard

August 29th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling
A project with MoveOn.org

Stop the Pipeline

August 16th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling
Bold Nebraska is leading the charge with the Stand with Randy campaign to Stop the TransCanada Pipeline. Learn more about the issue from Jane Fleming Kleeb as activists meet in DC to put a Stop to the Tar Sands. Get your T-Shirt and Stand with Randy.


August 14th, 2011 by Jason Hardy
When I first heard about this Wugazi mash-up I was skeptical. I've been a huge fan of Fugazi since I was 12 years old and, while I'm nowhere close to a Wu-Tang aficionado, I consider myself an admirer. More specifically I'm a lover of Ghostface Killah and ODB. So when I first saw this Wugazi project popping up, it made me nervous.  Nervous because I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to things like tidiness. Not in the sense of cleanliness, but more in the sense of leaving an untainted legacy. Basically, I wondered if this would add to the artists' story or be an unfortunate anecdote to their otherwise fruitful contributions to our collective musical culture. In other words, would it be memorable because its a great and respectful re-imagining of their work, or because its clever and... funny? Then I thought to myself, "Who gives a shit?" And cranked the volume.  I encourage you to do the same.

Wugazi • 13 Chambers by WUGAZI And for the record, props to Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy for the care they took in putting this together. After many, many listens, their skill and effort is undeniable. From the Wugazi site - "Wugazi is a labor of love by Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy. A year’s worth of cutting up every imaginable Fugazi record and trying out every Wu-Tang acapella they could get their hands on, resulted in Wugazi: 13 Chambers (a must listen for anyone who even looked at a skateboard in the 90’s)."

Chances With Wolves

August 13th, 2011 by Jason Hardy
It is Saturday in San Francisco and that can mean only one thing. Its time for me to open the windows, make some breakfast and catch up with my favorite internet radio show Chances With Wolves. The show is described by East Village Radio as "repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird." I assert that to be true and it always puts a smile on my face. Perfect weekend music. The fellas behind Chances With Wolves were profiled in a video by Coolhunting awhile back. Watch the video below.

It’s fun to use ‘Heckuva’

August 9th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling
This was a project with MoveOn.org. It ultimately was not used. But it sure was fun to make.


July 25th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling
[caption id="attachment_4841" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Stand with Randy, Stop the Pipeline"][/caption] Is the future of American energy a pipeline full of thick tar trudging its way from Canada to the Gulf cutting across the great plains in a tube constructed with corporate talking points and wishful thinking? Perhaps. But a group of stubborn Nebraska citizens think otherwise. They're standing up to this dangerous oil pipeline that's slotted to run over the largest underground aquifer in the world. And they're not backing down. You too can join the effort to the stop the pipeline. You too can Stand with Randy.

Green Patriot Film

July 18th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling
GREEN PATRIOT POSTERS (Project Green/NOMAD Films) is being made into a documentary short film. And you can help Kickstart it!

Independent Designer: Year One

July 16th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling
Justin Kemerling, Designer, for one year, officially in the books. Friday, July 1st, 2011 was the day. It came, was noted, and went, as year #2 is already off and running. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen (you know who you are) and for all the support along the way from new friends, old friends and family. The work continues, and the beat goes on. Here's to another 1, 2, or 3. Onward! -- Justin Kemerling, Designer. justinkemerling.com

Leaks expected over the life of the TransCanada Pipeline

July 14th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling
Of course 1 leak is too many when we're talking Oil+Water, but this corporation's own estimates of 11 leaks is simply laughable. Worst Case Spills for TransCanada Pipeline put that number far higher.