David Lanham

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Redesigning Twitterrific

May 20, 2010

Twitterrific has gone through quite a few design iterations since it first launched on the desktop three years ago.¬† As it progressed and evolved, we began to notice something happening with it that has ended up frustrating us, and even worse, our users.¬† As Twitter has grown and expanded, becoming more popular and with more third party tricks and additions, many Twitter clients have also been growing alongside (and in most cases, beyond) the main service; ending up with bad cases of feature creep and over-complexity.¬† Twitterrific has been affected just as much as anyone else and maintaining multiple versions has been keeping us much more busy than it should have been.¬† We’re in the midst of designing and planning future versions of the application for at least three very different platforms (Mac OS X, iPhone, and now iPad) it’s become increasingly obvious to us that a change is needed in order for our beloved app to remain healthy.


How I draw

May 13, 2010

Many people have asked about how I draw and what my process is, so I’ve finally recorded a short video of me drawing an coloring a character in vectors. I know my results often look simple and clean, but there’s a lot more work and adjustments as I go along than many people realize, I hope you enjoy the insight and maybe I’ll do some more of these, it was quite fun.

For drawing in photoshop, I also have a time-lapse video this video from when I was working on Pickin’ Time.

Original Artworks

January 23, 2010

A selection of my original painitings and drawings are now for sale to a good home. There’s only one of each, so first come, first serve. Each painting comes with a random hand-drawn sketch, a signed certificate of authenticity and my eternal thanks (what more could you want?).

Ollie the Twitterrific Bird

January 11, 2010

Ollie, the Twitterrific mascot, is now shipping worldwide. He was first previewed at San Diego Comic-Con, but now he’s arrived for sale to everyone! Ollie comes in two editions: a normal vinyl version for just $19.95 and a limited-edition flocked (fuzzy) version available for $26.95.

The Ollie character and the vinyl figure were designed by me and produced by the Iconfactory through StrangeKiss Toys. Head on over to the Iconfactory store and to order one!

Wootini Holiday Show

December 2, 2009

This Friday, December 4th, will be the opening for a group holiday show at Wootini in Chapel Hill, NC. I’ll be there with some painted holiday cards along with some original art and prints for sale. Make sure to stop by and say hello if you’re in the area! Some more information here.

Twitterrific Auction

December 1, 2009

Four prototypes for the upcoming Twitterrific vinyl toy that I designed are being auctioned as a set. Check the Iconfactory for more information and details! Happy bidding!

Bill the Yeti

February 12, 2009

For the last few months I’ve been working on a few new toy projects to follow up the tremendous fun I had with Zog. But with Zog being the first toy for both me and Strangekiss, we didn’t do any accessories and focused mainly on the figure itself and learning the production process and it’s various steps. To one-up myself a bit, I’m hoping to have multiple toys out this year (both with accessories) and first of them will be Bill the Yeti from the drawing King of the Castle.


My Setup

January 27, 2009

For anyone that is interested in what hardware and software I use on a daily basis, I was just interviewed by waferbaby about just that.