2010: A Blog Odyssey

10 years ago I was a senior in high school who had no idea what he wanted to do in life. Well that’s not entirely true. I wanted to be an “artist,” whatever the hell that meant. I lived in a boring suburb of Sacramento, dreaming of moving away to an exciting city filled with interesting people and ideas. Now 10 years later I’m happier than I’ve ever been, doing what I’ve always dreamed about and it’s all pretty surreal.

First I want to say thank you to you, the person reading this right now. Hearing your continuous words of support and encouragement just makes writing this blog all the more meaningful. I’d also like to say thanks to all the friends I’ve made over the last year as well as the last two and a half years of the blog being around. My dearest thanks to Ted and Angie Poketo, Meg and Jonathan Wells, Michael Williams, Angelique Groh, Justin Gage, Mike Giles, Ryan Willms, Robert Vidaure, Chris Glass, Michael Surtees, Nalden, Jean Aw, Alex Cornell, Jonnie Hallman, Dave Cuzner, Michael Eades, Tom Ran, Cory Ohlendorf, Jez Burrows, Mark Weaver, Garrett Vander Leun, Frank Chimero, Cody Hoyt, Mike Perry, Damien Correll, Cody Hudson, Andy Miller, UPSO, Geoff McFetridge, Steven Harrington, Tim Biskup, Dan Funderburgh, Jean Jullien, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Will Bryant and all of the artists who’ve contributed to the Desktop Wallpaper Project.

Secondly, 2010 is going to be an awesome year. The blog will continue as it’s been for the last 7 months or so with daily posts, weekly desktop wallpapers, and new Mixcasts every Friday with the occasional Mixtape thrown in between. But that’s just the beginning.

I want to continue expanding what Kitsune Noir does beyond the computer screen in 2010, so there will be a lot more collaborations in the coming months. The first collab is going to be with my friends from up north Furni on a project that will blow your socks off. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I will tell you that it’s going to be a series of products that will be released every month, once a month. We’ve got some stellar people working with us on this and you’re going to be stoked when you see it. We’ll be launching on the 18th of January, so be ready.

I’m also working on the second and third series for the Kitsune Noir Poster Club and I’ve already got some big names lined up. Beyond that I’m working on organizing some local Los Angeles events with my friends Meg and Jonathan of Flux and even expanding into some video content as well.

Beyond that I want to stress that we need to keep trying to make the world a better place. I guess this might sound cheesy, but as the younger generation we need to continue fighting to do good in the world, no matter how small or large our endeavors are. I know for me personally, I want to try and give back to my community in the ways that I know how, and I encourage you to do the same.

Have a wonderful new year, thanks again, and posting will be back to normal starting Monday.


32 Comments 2010: A Blog Odyssey

  1. Brian Miller January 1, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    My New Year’s resolution is to continue checking this blog every day!

  2. Kimlee January 1, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    Happy New Year Bobby!!!!

  3. Brad Barrish January 1, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Thanks, Bobby. I’m definitely looking forward to you continuing what you’ve started. I just got done pruning my feed list from over 200 to 25 feeds and KN+ is definitely on that list. Happy new year!

  4. Stephen January 1, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Keep up the good work, I love to see blogs turn into success stories

  5. Andy January 1, 2010 at 11:19 PM

    Happy New Year and I’m excited to see what comes in 2010!

  6. Ben January 1, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    Bobby, thanks for doing what you do. KN is a constant source of inspiration. Best wishes for ’10.

  7. spip January 2, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    Happy New Year Mr Solomon! THanks for everything you share with us! Vive KN! Vive Bobby!
    Longue vie! Bonne année!

  8. Kasia January 2, 2010 at 5:29 AM

    Happy New Year and thanks for KN, Bobby!

  9. dessy S January 2, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    Happy New Year and repeating what everyone has said, keep doing what you’re doing because KN is amazing and such a source of joy and inspiration! :)

  10. Jon Mutch January 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    Looking forward to the coming year here at KN, Bobby!

  11. freenandes January 2, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    Happy new year!

  12. jacobe January 2, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Happy to hear things are going well and that KN+ is growing!!

  13. Rburch January 2, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Happy New Year!

  14. Mattchu January 2, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Keep up the good work Bobby! Discovered your site probably a year and a half ago and it just gets better and better! You’re definitely an inspiration. Congrats on everything! 2010 Let’s go!

  15. Nokadota January 2, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    I love that last paragraph, I’m making it my mission. Congratulations and good luck with the rest of Twenty Ten. So far so good!

  16. eric January 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Glad to see you are keeping this blog alive. I read it daily and its always awesome, best of luck in 2010!

  17. Samie January 2, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    reading your blog is something I look forward to everyday :)

  18. Andrew January 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    I am currently a high school student in a boring suburb of Sacramento as you were. Knowing that really made me less wary for the future. I’m pretty freaked out about graduating but can’t wait to get out of here. Can’t wait to see what you have cooked up for the year though!

  19. Corey Thompson January 2, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    20X is gonna be amazing! Radical to hear some snippets about the projects you got going on.

  20. Hendra January 3, 2010 at 1:08 AM

    keep inspiring! it’s my 3rd year I followed your blog.

    Happy New Year Bobby!

  21. Thomas January 3, 2010 at 2:30 AM

    Keep up the good work, Bobby!
    I’m excited to see what you have in store for us.

    And a happy new year!

  22. nerdski January 3, 2010 at 3:04 AM

    Happy New Year Bobby! Hopefully we can work together in the future.

  23. Patrick January 3, 2010 at 5:04 AM

    Happy New Year from Denmark

    Keep up the good work!

  24. Mike January 3, 2010 at 7:26 AM

    You’re blog has definitely been an inspiration to me and is the reason I started mine, can’t wait for this mystery collaboration!

    Happy new year!

  25. Cecilia Salinas January 3, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    Love your blog, so glad to see how KN has taken off. It’s one of the few design blogs that manages to have original, fresh and interesting content and doesn’t come off as pretentious- also, you seem like such a nice person. Happy new year and best wishes for 2010, Bobby!

  26. saer January 3, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Finding this blog has been one of the online highlights of ’09 for me. Keep up the good work and looking forward to what kewl things emerge online and offline for 2010!!

  27. Ryan January 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Found your blog about a year and a half ago and have been hooked ever since – you’ve a great magpie way of finding the shiniest stuff! – and it’s one of the reasons I signed up for a design course myself earlier in 09. So thanks!

    Happy new future in 2010!

  28. Rob McDougall January 3, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    Happy New Year Bobby, keep up the good work. Maybe we can collaborate one day :)

  29. kenny January 4, 2010 at 1:31 AM

    ive never commented on here before but i love the inspiration i get from this. keep doing what you do!

  30. gluka January 5, 2010 at 2:59 AM

    first comment, second year of watching. love and support from me too.
    Happy many years!

  31. John Nack January 6, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Thanks for the great hard work, Bobby. It’s all I can do to keep from linking to all your posts!


  32. severin January 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Your blog is one of my favourites! and I love your mixed tapes. looking forward to your posts this year.

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