Nerdcore… like hard core, just for nerds.
I started using the term “Nerdcore” in college. For me, it summed up all those things… interests & hobbies… that occupy my world and make a me nerd. From the graphic arts and video games to politics and history, the important, the irrelevant, the sarcastic, the stupid and all in between. At the time, I thought it would make a great name for my own design firm, video game studio or even just a name by which I could post my work under.
More recently I thought it would make a great name for a blog. So nerdcore ink was born. The addition of “ink” was a play on the abbreviation inc. for incorporated, and is a nod to my former job as a graphic artist at a newspaper.