Journal

Behind-the-scenes, project research, new ideas, and trip snippets.

Less than 30 hours to go.

Less than 30 hours to go till we wrap up the pre-order session for our Cameraman tee. And this means two thing: 1.) For those that have pre-ordered (thanks for the support!) your shirt will be in production and delivered with 3-4 weeks! 2.) For...

15 Things I Learned At Startup School—hosted by Y Combinator

Catering towards hackers and programmers, Startup school's an annual event hosted by Y Combinator, an incubator that invests a small amount of money (average around 18K) in a mass amount of selected startups twice a year. Startup school's a free event (though, there's an application...

My DIY Standing Desk—The $22/$31 IKEA Hack

If I died from free-falling 120,000+ feet above the Earth, I'd die as a badass. If I died from saving a kid from a car crash, I'd die as a hero. And if I died from pursuing my dreams, I'd died as an inspiration. But...

FAME 2012—Event Recap

F.A.M.E. stands for Fashion, Art, Music, and Exhibition. It's a bi-annual event typically hosted in San Jose that gathers some of the best locally grown street wear brands and artists alike for a night of loud music, glamorous fashion show, and mad shopping spree. I've...

The Making of—Miniature T-shirt

FAME's coming up. This time around I wanted to keep things simple and focus more on the display as oppose to the tabling setup. Michelle had a spark of creativity of a zeeb'd out sketch mannequin as part of the decor. GENIUS IDEA. Not only...

Uniqlo. Sketchtravel. ParaNorman. A San Francisco Trip.

Uniqlo had its grand opening last Friday. Although, I've been to Uniqlos quite a few times else where, I just couldn't resist its "special pricing" promo. Since Michelle also happened to be in town, I picked a few (well, two) places to swing by while...

New site’s now live

New site's finally up and running. It's the most minimalistic layout, yet. The design process will be out shortly. Gotta hit the sack. 'til next time,-Benson http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com...

Tough Mudder Team Jersey Design Process

Go big or go home. After spending $100+ a ticket to enter Tough Mudder, the team and I weren't just going to show up to the event with plain tanks and shorts. To boost our spirits, 14 limited jerseys titled "The Toughest Cream Puffs You'll...

Surviving Tough Mudder Diablo Grande 2012

"Probably the toughest event on the planet." It's a 10-12 miles obstacle course with 23-25 challenges along the way dedicated to tear the participants apart. Lured by the tagline, I invited 11 of my closest comrades to partake this hell of an event for self-recognition and...