Laughing Squid Blog
We’ve been running our blog since 2003, where we post about a variety of interesting things, including art, culture, and technology. The Laughing Squid blog is run by founder Scott Beale, who is Publisher and Editor-In-Chief. Scott is joined by his wife, Contributing Editor Lori Dorn.
Laughing Squid Hosting
Since 1998 we have been providing web hosting services to individuals, artists, and bloggers, with a current focus on Managed WordPress hosting. Hosting is our primary source of revenue, aka the “business” side of Laughing Squid. If Laughing Squid were a mullet, hosting would be the short part in the front. The revenue generated from our hosting operations helps power the Laughing Squid blog.
The History of Laughing Squid
Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid on November 16th, 1995 in San Francisco as a film and video production company, producing documentaries on the San Francisco Bay surrealist painter Alonso Smith in 1996 and The Cacophony Society’s Portland Santacon ’96 event in 1997.
In 1996 Laughing Squid launched The Squid List, a San Francisco Bay Area events email list and calendar, that was decommissioned in 2013.
Initially, Laughing Squid offered publicity and web design services, but then switched our focus to web hosting in 1998 as our primary business.
Laughing Squid moved its HQ from San Francisco to New York City in 2010.
Here’s press and media coverage that Laughing Squid has had over the years.
Here’s a gallery of the Laughing Squid Postcards created by some of our favorite artists over the years.
When Laughing Squid started out in San Francisco in 1995, we joined a vibrant and creative local community, which includes events and organizations such as Burning Man, ArtCar Fest, Defenestration, Survival Research Labs, The Cacophony Society, Power Tool Drag Races, Black Rock Arts Foundation, RoboGames, Santarchy (Santacon), Webzine, BarCamp, Maker Faire, dorkbot San Francisco, How to Destroy the Universe and Hi Fructose Magazine.
Laughing Squid continues to maintain close ties with many of these organizations.