Layer Tennis, This Friday: Scott Thomas vs. Mark Weaver

With commentary from yours truly. From my match preview:

On the one side, serving to begin the match, Scott Thomas, best known for his work as Design Director for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign — a campaign which established one of the strongest visual identities of the last decade, and, arguably, the most distinctive in U.S. political history. On the other side, playing the even-numbered volleys, designer/illustrator Mark Weaver. Both are first-time Layer Tennis competitors, but, intriguingly, Weaver’s wonderful “Make Something Cool Every Day” project strikes me as being about as close to Layer Tennis practice as one can get.

And when they say this week’s “who goes first?” toss is the Citizen Kane of coin flips, they ain’t kidding.

Thursday, 9 September 2010