The Three Eyes

That would be “I’s,” rather: Immaterial, Irrelevant & Inconsequential. A joke? Maybe. Decode it and find out, then e-mail me at

This marks the final piece in this series. I don’t have correct answers for any of the others yet, so all are still up for grabs. I’ll continue to post updates, and as I’ve said before, all pieces are active for six months from the post date. At about three months, if no one’s correctly decoded any of them, I’ll provide one clue for each of them. Let’s see what you’ve got!


Prophet! Thing of Evil!

Alright, we’re still going strong, with the first two pieces still there for the taking. Here’s another. Crack the code, e-mail me at, and you’ve got a nice piece of artwork for your living room wall. Figure out all three? Yep, you get ’em all. Get all three, plus the one I haven’t posted yet? Now you’re just scaring me.

Third encoded design piece



Round two, as it were. No one’s figured out the first yet, so both the first and second pieces are still up for grabs; all it takes is e-mailing me at with the correct deciphered text.

Encoded design piece 2Best of luck to all. Remember, each of these stays active for six months from the date of posting. Just be the first to e-mail me the correct text, and a print is yours.

A Quick Primer

So if you’ve read the first post, you’re probably wondering how this all works. Before we kick this off, let’s pause a minute for a quick demonstration using a simple code.

Take the header. Pretty to look at, right? I’d like to think so, at least. Aside from its visual appeal, it also contains a message. Take these first few columns:

Demonstration of coded message

If we take stock of things, we’ll notice there’s distinct groupings delineated by color. If we count up the number of squares in each color grouping, we come up with this:

Partially decoded message

Which – if we bust out that A=1, B=2, etc. code we all learned in grade school – gives us the following:

Final text of decoded message

So there we go. Extending the same logic, we can decode the rest of the header and feel good about ourselves for an afternoon. Remember, Monday afternoon it goes live, so be ready. It may be this easy, it may not…