Huffduffed from http://www.staticmade.com/episode4/
I stumbled upon the work of J.D. Bentley several weeks ago and after reading his wonderful essay Our Secret Handshake is not an Algorithm, I was hooked. J.D. writes with profound grace, simple elegance and blunt honesty, all of which are traits that are increasingly rare in the world of online publishing where sensationalized link-bait posts are quickly becoming the norm. His approach to sharing his work is equally unique. In one of the boldest decisions I’ve seen an artist make, J.D. has removed his site from search engine indexes, relying solely on reader referrals to grow his audience. In this episode, J.D. and I chat about his work and creative mission, his decision to block search engines and his thoughts on the minimalist movement, among other things.