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I'm the founder and CEO of XPLANE. I write a blog on communication called Communication Nation, and I also manage a web-based visual thinking school.

I sell my paintings online on my painting blog and at the The Art Real Gallery.

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    fretful camp says:

    "AND, AND....Dave Gray knows just how to tag photos too!!! :)"

    June 5th, 2008

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    eAgent says:

    "The visual excitement of MC Escher with the clarity of Edward Tufte. Beautiful, compelling, clear. Infographics that entertain as they crystallize and simplify the complex. That's Dave Gray.

    He also defines "social media": his blog, like his work, gives away much more value than he ever asks in return. True Exchange in Abundance."

    April 18th, 2008

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    Peter-Duke says:

    "Keith Haring and Edward Tufte had a child named David Gray."

    March 7th, 2008

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    Enrico Luigi Delponte says:

    "Dgray makes very nice paintings, simple things: a bottle, a book, city streets etc, in a way we are a bit alike. You can smell the oil painting watching at his work and his fast drawings are up to the point: easy to understand and easy to make."

    March 5th, 2008

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    Lin Wilsn says:

    "I met Dave at a friend's Super Bowl party in St. Louis in 1995 or so. At that affair, he showed me newly minted Xplane business cards, he being the only employee at that time. Many at this party didn't really know Dave, or probably care about his new card. I did, and I certainly knew he was on to something even prior to the fast growth ahead of him, the stars were aligned for clear communication."

    October 8th, 2006

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    7E55E-BRN ♥ says:

    "very nice series of pictures of everyday
    details we tend to miss or just not see
    photographed with a very nice sense of

    May 26th, 2006

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    bluman says:

    "Dave Gray has it down to the basics. Graphic eloquence in simplicity."

    May 16th, 2006

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    lynxes123 says:

    "Hello Dave and it's nice to meet you through flickr! Thank so much for making me one of your contacts. Your paintings and photos are a visual treat, really incredible!! Now I'm looking forward to seeing more! :)

    April 28th, 2006

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    Mike Rohde says:

    "I admire Dave because he keeps challenging and encouraging people to use drawing as visual expression of their ideas. I also love his environmental photography — he has a great eye for unique imagery."

    February 25th, 2006

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    blogclogged says:

    "I can count on Dave Gray. His work is consistently sublime. Deeply fortifying, nutritious, and delicious--it's the only kind my mom lets me chew."

    February 5th, 2006

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    luxuriant finger says:

    "Dave has lots of great content, and plenty of interesting visuals. This isn't your father's flickr account. This is all kinds of thought provoking stuff."

    December 20th, 2005

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