Today is John Hughes' birthday. I grew up in the 80's, but not as a teenager. I didn't get to see most of his movies in the theatres, but I have seen them all. I used to live in Chicago's north shore suburbs (where I attended high school), a place that is to John Hughes as Maine is to Stephen King. So, while he has a special place in the hearts of millions, having lived in the area where his movies took place, and having actually been to literally dozens of the places where his movies were filmed creates a special connection for me.
I'm really fascinated by him and have read a lot about his work, process, and life; including his eventual disappearance from Hollywood. I was legitimately sad on the day he died. That's why I was so happy to wake up this morning to find this link, which was included in a tweet that was retweeted by my friend Dustin. It's pretty amazing.
As the tweet said, "If you've not read this, do so now; if you already have, read it again."
Some call me a tattooed metal head with an eye for design and a nose for tomfoolery. I call myself a tireless design enthusiast, a champion of users, a designer of products and experiences, an advisor to startups, an avid consumer of food, movies,and tee shirts. A husband, and a maker of things.
You can just call me Jeffrey.