The Language of Gutenberg

The beginning of my WordCamp Europe presentation last weekend was around explaining some of the principles behind the design choices for how to gradually introduce blocks in the WordPress editing experience. Miguel Fonseca wrote a great article, titled The Language of Gutenberg, based on an earlier talk we did together at Zaragoza this year that dives more deeply on the subject.

Drawing from Life

For the past year and a half, one of my personal goals has been to start drawing on a regular cadence, forcing myself to learn from observation, develop technique, and so on. I’ve had the good fortune of finding a great academy, taught by Poul Carbajal in Madrid, with demanding standards.

The following work was drawn from life, with Conté pencils and white pastel on a grey-toned paper, measuring about 75 x 60cm.

State of the Word

Last week, Matt gave his annual State of the Word presentation in Nashville, reflecting on another year of WordPress and what lies ahead for the project. I had the chance to join him on stage to present a live demo of Gutenberg. I’m very glad with the reception and the good conversations that happened during the event. Still a lot to do, but I’m proud of what the team has achieved so far.