UPDATE: As of February 1nd, Josh Lewandowski has finally gone ahead the long overdue firing of all three interns in the Pointless Diagrams Division. Northeast Industries is now accepting applications for 1-2 dispositions (the last three had a combined IQ somewhere between and armadillo and snow shovel so depending on the amount of hours and schedule we’re hoping we only need 1-2. We’ll have more info about the application coming up soon but don’t wait until we get that up to apply and don’t bust your ass conforming your application to every exact word we say.
Required (sorta):The only real skills we are looking for ( and if we like you and your work enough we can teach these to you fairly quickly but experience a plus)
Experience scanning and importing into Photoshop and editing in photo shop and printing on an inkjet printer. Now, a monkey could do this at a basic level, even a less evolved primate like a lemur could. So, pray tell, why could three undergrad design students years freshmen-sophomore not be able to figure it out????? And no, I I investigated all the easy answers, they were not involved in a studio love triangle nor partying and hungover they simply were that bad
So good news applicants! they set the bar nice and low for you!
Email me at email@example.com and please no files over 25 mb. Please let me know in the email if I see an amazing image if I have permission to post a much smaller version of i on my site just saying something like killer drawing.
UPDATE: As of OCT 11, Josh Lewandowski, overwhelmed and disgusted with himself and social media turned over control of this blog and affiliated sites to a trio of staff comprised of myself and two of the more useless interns. The Three of us formed the Pointless Diagrams Division (PDD) of Nordeast Industries. We manage the online presence of the more pointless and irreverent projects which allows Josh to focus on the quality work Nordeast Industries is known for. Josh still draws the daily diagrams and custom illustration projects. The daily diagrams are submitted to us and the interns get to work combing through them for any meaning or point that accidentally slipped through. If they find one that Josh submitted actually has a point it is immediately incinerated and we request a new, truly pointless drawing from Josh. The PDD works tirelessly and with dedication because truthfulness to our fans is our number one goal.
-Chief Public Relations Officer, Pointless Diagrams Division
I started this blog because for as long as I can remember I’ve always drawn and doodled 3d sketches that have an unapologetic dearth of meaning.
Whether it was in a 6th grade English class, during a Peter Eisenman lecture in grad school, or when I should have been CADing while working at Robert A M Stern Architects: I was busy diagramming nonsense. The sketches are usually meaningless and could be described as the love child of Mark Kistler (of Draw Squad fame!) and James Stirling. I draw my inspiration from architecture, furniture, engineering, geometry, cereal boxes, Lego instructions, and Etch A Sketch memories. I always use pen and ink because erasing is for wimps.
This blog chronicles my attempt beginning September 7, 2013 of a yearlong endeavor to draw one absurd diagram a day. I’m doing it because of my sincere belief that setting aside time to doodle useless stuff is extremely useful.
The drawings appear meaningful without actually being helpful. Some might seem to reference real things or show some sort of relationship between things, but this is merely accidental. Enjoy.
Most original drawings are 7.5″ x 10″ on buff acid free paper and are available for purchase from Etsy. For custom illustration or furniture inquiries please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back soon for limited edition prints to become available.
I was born 1983 in Minneapolis, MN, did a double major in Art and Architecture at the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Architecture at Yale University. In 2009 after working at Robert A M Stern Architects in NYC, I moved back to Minnesota where I taught Art and Design and founded Nordeast Industries, a furniture design studio that I currently run. Check out some of our work at: