This site is the landfill of Matt Maldre's life, a 35-year-old Christian designer in Chicago.
What's on this site:
Mostly, I want this site to be about ideas. Not just a bumper-sticker site that shows off what I've done, but a place to share interesting thoughts, both mine AND yours. Whenever I have an idea for an art project, I'll post it here and the feeback from others really helps the idea to grow and be much more. So I love it when people leave feedback on my ideas.
My amazon wishlist. It's got a bunch of books, CDs, games, and other fun things that I'd like to get. Do you have a wish list?
According to the Myers-Briggs personality test, I'm a INTJ (the Mastermind, Free-thinker). Specifically the numbers are 77 70 38 52 (with 0 being borderline, 100 being the most). Go ahead and take the personality test. Contact me and lemme know what you are.
What I like:
Theology, croquet, art (art theory, public art, oil pastels), design, structures, stats, metaphors for life, libraries, predicting fog, digging holes, toys, chicago cubs, how thing are made, benches instead of chairs, observing solar flare activity, big thick furniture, wool, welding, wrapping gifts in wacky ways, the color gray, macs, paper airplanes, dirt, window washers.
View over 500 of my favorite things.
Christian, Dance, DDR, DJs, eurodance, funk, funny stuff, Jazz, Reggae, Salsa, Ska, Bahamen, Big Joe Turner, Cab Calloway, Christian music, David Crowder Band, DJ Bobo, DJ Krush, Down the Line, Dr Bombay, Ella Fitzgerald, Evelyn, Fatboy Slim, Harry Connick Jr, Lou Bega, Louis Armstrong, Milli Vanilli, PM Dawn, Passion Fruit, Ray Charles, Shaun Groves, Solid Base, The Prodigy, Tim Hughes, UB40, Vengaboys, Wailing Souls, Woody Herman
Transformers Animated (Great characters. It blows away the original cartoon series from the 80s)
Lost (although I haven't seen any of the episodes from the most recent season yet)
Kim Possible (very well produced show)
Transformers Animated (from 2008, really. The show has great characters.)
Jackie Chan Adventures (the first season was the best, gone downhill since then)
Spongebob Squarepants (another classic, there's something philosophical about this show)
24 (a MUST watch every tuesday. I'm up yelling in excitement at the tv for this)
Baseball Tonight (yup, i'm a big baseball fan)
Perfect Strangers (Haven't seen it since 8th grade, but it was a favorite back then)
A Beautiful Mind, Amelie, Armageddon, At First Sight, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part III, Batman, Cast Away, Die Hard, Disney's Aladdin, Elf, Encino Man, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Forrest Gump, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, I Robot, Independence Day, Iron Giant, Lost In Translation, Major League, Men in Black, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Saving Silverman, Spaceballs, Star Wars, Stripes, The Blues Brothers, The Incredibles, The Man without a head, The Matrix, There's Something About Mary, Total Recall, Transformers the Movie, True Lies, Tully, Unbreakable, Word Wars, Wordplay, X-Men: The Last Stand
Joseph Beuys (The great teacher and artist. Warmth over coldness)
Jorg Immendorf (German artist who coined the phrase, "Painting must assume the function of the potato. He makes great paintings too.)
Christo (A fantastic installation artist that really involves the community and all aspects of life into his art. When he can get the cashier ladies at the grocery store to discuss what is art, oh dude! That is incredible)
Edward Hopper (Great moods established by his work. Amazing colors)
Jackson Pollack (The studly artist himself.)
Starn Twins (Their work is totally my aesthetic)
Laslzo Moholy-Nagy (The masta of transparency and structure)
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
"Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city."