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Ed Johnson @edxjohnson Adams Morgan, Washington D.C.

Creative Director at @iimag, art director at @atavist and other environs. I'm a person, just like you.

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Joined Twitter 1/28/09


@MarcAspinall @atavist Will do. More to the point, though: this is beautiful work and I'm thankful to have such mas… https://t.co/S3rGt9JcAg @MarcAspinall @atavist In a way, it was, though I still have all the old html and css for the Atavist archive sitti… https://t.co/Bb62ziaBaP @MarcAspinall @atavist In my queue to give a refresh — we lost formatting on all the old stories when we did the re… https://t.co/ijn7mjuCHq @espiers people like to reinvent advertorial every once in a while and pretend its a revelation
6/17
2021
@frank_chimero The line length thing kills me, especially when I see it on editorial sites who's ostensible product is writing. @MrGordian @joelkimmel a misfortune you both share, I'm afraidNew website dedicated to the life and work of Romek Marber, https://t.co/EEoE9GRlx6 Designed by John and Orna Desig… https://t.co/tGRaSVPgyH
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6/16
2021
Thanks to @joelkimmel for giving me a hand on this illustration for this new @atavist podcast series.… https://t.co/4sG1hmUGsk
6/15
2021
So, last week was my last at @newrepublic. I’ll be looking for other art direction/design/illustration/writing oppo… https://t.co/fsumbKGntt
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6/14
2021
Is this anything? https://t.co/Qj4GYSElVn
6/7
2021
New @atavist issue is out. @sleepcaptain made the chilling illustrations for this story about an FBI informant who… https://t.co/67ig4apP5q
6/1
2021
We are looking for a few more creative folks to have some digital meetups on June 4th! 56 amazing soon to be @psugdhttps://t.co/aGqCC4cLxu
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5/29
2021
@espiers Rasika (Indian), Daikaya (Ramen)I would challenge anyone to prove a person exists who prefers reading a complicated story in this format over regul… https://t.co/wOYLwocJ4h
5/25
2021
@Smart_Kyle @KristinaDraws Yea, mostly newer illustrators, but one was a very established (if disorganized) person,… https://t.co/3hZHHuVr4m @KristinaDraws I've had multiple people just straight-up never send an invoice or respond to emails after turning i… https://t.co/6OtYKmiB5u @petexryan I pretty much learn to live with anything as long as the end work is good, though, except if a person is acting like an asshole. @petexryan Missed deadlines, especially without warning. (I try my damndest to be understanding in all cases, but y… https://t.co/3QWw5xgbC5
5/24
2021
We've got a new @atavist issue launching soon, but this month's story, about a man sentenced to life in prison as a… https://t.co/sIUSSA7dLO
5/23
2021
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5/5
2021
Issue no. 114: Sentenced to life in prison at 16, Adolfo Davis hoped a Supreme Court ruling would give him a chance… https://t.co/NhfvffgmAR
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4/30
2021
@LauraLannes I like where this is going, but I think it needs just a bit more finish. @LauraLannes This has been tried (unsuccessfully) on me.
4/27
2021
@ev_rat @seywarddarby @atavist Ha, well, it'd been a minute since the last one. Now all the archive stories are cal… https://t.co/rneASbKAVv @hollycatford @thepytefoundry Thanks!The new design is heavily indebted to @thepytefoundry's beautiful, sturdy typeface Triptych, which I knew I wanted… https://t.co/rykUNslNyh
4/23
2021
Nice to have @painterburke drawing in the pages of @iimag again. https://t.co/mBJ0vT8jI3 https://t.co/lbG8qmTQD7 @petexryan What's the problem? Teens definitely never make mistakes.https://t.co/Z8XqsNOLxU
4/14
2021
D.C.’s population-based vaccine allotment—44,440 this week, the third-smallest allocation in the country, after Wyo… https://t.co/l3XkZbYAIe
Retweeted by Ed JohnsonThis story took eight months to write. I couldn't have done it without the stellar team that included razor-sharp e… https://t.co/YJjsDVkrpQ
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3/31
2021
@nicole_rifkin This is a pain (joy?) I know.
3/30
2021
If monograph of my work is published when I die, I also want the first page to be a picture of me and the boys in t… https://t.co/XAwmTRCUsD
3/29
2021
@sleepcaptain @DCLuckyDog If we didn't already have a dog living in this apartment, definitely. Can't foster fail them all!We are fostering this guy named Samu and he's a very sweet, good boy. Looking for a forever home through @DCLuckyDog https://t.co/2mMxH3J4Es
3/28
2021
@lindsayballant beaut
3/18
2021
@lindsayballant Yea, not hard. At some point, too, you've got to make an honest assessment of what your actual cont… https://t.co/6sui4aPKZP
3/16
2021
@laurenBpaulk┏┓ ┃┃╱╲ in ┃╱╱╲╲ this ╱╱╭╮╲╲house ▔▏┗┛▕▔ we ╱▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔╲ RESPECT NEIL YOUNG'S SOLO ON "LIKE A HURRICANE" ╱╱┏┳┓╭╮┏┳┓ ╲╲ ▔▏┗┻┛┃┃┗┻┛▕
3/15
2021
@laurenBpaulkhttps://t.co/znaNxKWBQn
3/4
2021
Was fun to work w/ illustrator @LauraBreiling on this month's @atavist story about pet detectives on the hunt for a… https://t.co/lufsAyHVmr
3/3
2021
@espiers This is how I ended up with graphic design interns I didn't want or ask for, who also hated graphic design.
3/1
2021
@michellelegro They are eligible, but tough to get appointments, maybe? https://t.co/xjkHlxwL6F
2/14
2021
@NaithanJones @ZoeSchiffer Look, you're in the wrong here, not me. Acting hyper-defensive about someone pointing ou… https://t.co/Pw5wruMI0h @NaithanJones @ZoeSchiffer Where did I say any of that? Your tweet is flat-out false. Just factually wrong. @NaithanJones @ZoeSchiffer Seems to me that in a conversation stemming from misattributing a quote, you should take… https://t.co/uI5tR3Yp7M
2/10
2021
Illustrations by Luis Scarfati c1985, from El Pendulo, via the Argentine database https://t.co/tN0wD8M5tB https://t.co/NlfGmyA6dk
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2/7
2021
Larry Summers? In this economy?
2/5
2021
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1/27
2021
@inanedetails https://t.co/J1XF9gbGYe
1/25
2021
@AliciaMcElhaney 🤘
1/21
2021
If/When/How's RJ Lawyers Network is looking for a graphic designer to create bold, snazzy, and badass sub-branding… https://t.co/SWjJOqViqn
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1/13
2021
@someben Gotta add a "both" button. https://t.co/kJNFsTZf0d
1/12
2021
Lies are America's main product and wild, delusional mobs are just an unfortunate byproduct, I'm afraid https://t.co/o95Pd3uEUS
Retweeted by Ed JohnsonToday started w election results from Georgia that buoyed DC’s chance for statehood. Day ends w DC in lockdown due… https://t.co/jTJLHP8zZn
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1/7
2021
DC needs to be a state https://t.co/ZOZWQbeQUl
Retweeted by Ed JohnsonWe're gonna see someone using a blue lives matter flag to beat a cop before the day is up.
1/6
2021
Hey, @LicholasNittle made a fun GIF for @iimag about hacking, and the insider trading that often goes along with it… https://t.co/khVFoxdjau
1/5
2020
Issue no. 110: Could shrunken heads from the Amazon hold the key to curing cancer? One man thought so—and spent a l… https://t.co/wUdsYnFM5k
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12/30
2020
Beautiful series of images by Eduard Pechuël-Loesche from an 1888 book on the strange skies produced the world-over… https://t.co/yH6wqw9F3o
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12/17
2020
If you're looking for a news palette cleanser, this month's @atavist issue is quite dreamy and romantic. Loved work… https://t.co/oTVT4BVD9e @sidhubaba and a Happy Personal News Year. (This is very cool.)
12/14
2020
Very unexpected to hear that The Free & The Brave series for @atavist was selected for @SOI128 63 in Editorial Seri… https://t.co/PHAjpFPhPA
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11/20
2020
I see "illustration twitter" is having another discussion about "flat" style while totally ignoring the history of… https://t.co/EGqpbKbtbM
11/18
2020
@plettre Yea, mostly. I only like super angry, political and/or nihilistic hardcore now that I'm old. @plettre Any youth crew hardcore band.
11/13
2020
The light in DC is very David Fincher movie right now.
11/12
2020
Working on a new AR videogame called Wet Dog Tug-o-War https://t.co/qOP11v6AL0
10/29
2020
We have an extremely timely and fascinating read up at @atavist this month — about right-wing disinformation and th… https://t.co/68q9LfNoiY
10/25
2020
@aarongell One time Ken told me (or wrote in a column? Or gave a quote?) he generally thinks that people charged wi… https://t.co/Y55FHM8Toc
10/23
2020
@aarongell @plettre The double or triple encore is not my fav either. @plettre @aarongell It was an awesome show (and I saw them again a few years later), but the ear-shattering volume… https://t.co/kI8kKk82A4 @plettre Swans
10/11
2020
@danielhertzberg @nytimes @NewYorker I also think it's a reflection of a lot of online places not hiring actual art directorsAnyway, as ever, if you're a features writer—or an aspiring one!—and you have a great idea for a cinematic yarn, ju… https://t.co/liQ4yiX4pj
Retweeted by Ed Johnson @danielhertzberg @nytimes @NewYorker I don't do it because I don't see how it could yield good results unless you'r… https://t.co/X8UekfCEOR
10/7
2020
Pay What You Can: A new @TempResLtd album offered as Pay What You Want on @Bandcamp every day until a vaccine is fo… https://t.co/AQXMIvhtDr
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10/6
2020
@blancpain https://t.co/2VXQlaqgb7
10/2
2020
I had the pleasure of illustrating for the latest long read, true crime story @atavist Thanks to AD @edxjohnson Rea… https://t.co/zd4z6AxWVf
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9/30
2020
New illo for institutional investor, Why Did Financial Flamethrower ZeroHedge Go All in on Conspiracy Theories?… https://t.co/uWwn1D5AxR
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9/28
2020
@jeremyaleung Quiet parts AND loud parts @jeremyaleung https://t.co/4wiHGeAxqL
9/25
2020
After handing down no consequence for killing a woman in her own home, a curfew says you may not take to the street… https://t.co/k9RKMY0zv2
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9/23
2020
#DCStatehood is not "retaliation." #HR51 already passed the House. Full and equal representation for 706,000 peopl… https://t.co/IQN7l0Fgq7
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9/21
2020
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9/17
2020
not sure this country can continue to exist alongside Facebook and Youtube as currently constituted
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9/11
2020
@johnleedraws You can count on your work for The Atavist getting submitted to SOI, at least...
9/10
2020
As we near Labor Day, I recommend reading the latest @atavist story on the Centralia tragedy of 1919 — when IWW wor… https://t.co/0gFTtCF07P
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9/6
2020
As we near Labor Day, I recommend reading the latest @atavist story on the Centralia tragedy of 1919 — when IWW wor… https://t.co/0gFTtCF07P
9/4
2020
@BigMeanInternet That's pretty clear when you don't arbitrarily truncate the x-axis... https://t.co/OAQqGXQRYN
9/1
2020
Did the illustrations for this pivotal story about class war in the US: the Centralia Massacre. It's 99.9% analog… https://t.co/RyMdmdmNJi
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8/31
2020
@KPMcDaniel Leanna prepping her warm-up act for the next pension roundtable.
8/26
2020
Thanks to @SamIslandArt for illustrating this story on Tesla: "The Longest Unprofitable Short I’ve Ever Seen."… https://t.co/E0yKWsL6N1
8/19
2020
@krusynth nooooooooooooo
8/10
2020
Henry Blodget Was Banned From the Financial Industry. So He Built a Financial Media Empire. Illustration by… https://t.co/qiPRul1ZwU
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7/29
2020
Henry Blodget Was Banned From the Financial Industry. So He Built a Financial Media Empire. Illustration by… https://t.co/qiPRul1ZwU @sleepcaptain @keithnegley Not great. @keithnegley Is that not the standard anymore? @JasonRaish Oh man, that's tough. Both my partner and I worked from home before the pandemic started, so nothing mu… https://t.co/jZZF6QUacI
7/28
2020

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