Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Summer Is Heating Up!

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Some projects are at the printers, some have just been given the green light, and others that have been in the works for quite some time are now peeking their head up on the horizon. With 3 book designs coming together between now and the fall (and another before year's end) and tons of creative marketing materials on the plate right now – this summer is going to be one of my favorite design seasons in a long, long time. Until I can post more on these works, enjoy the…

Communication Arts Photography Annual 2011 online gallery, here. Also, I've been posting new photography taken on my latest visit to Detroit here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Art Of Printing: Tree Of Codes

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything Is Illuminated and Eating Animals, created Tree Of Codes – a book that utilizes the entirety of Bruno Schulz's The Street of Crocodiles. The unique manner of the book's creation rests on the shoulders of its innovative printing, as illustrated beautifully in these short videos. Note: Please view them in order, from top to bottom.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

An Education For All Seasons.

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As part of the 2011 marketing material redesign campaign between myself and the design college, the Continuing Education department was looking for a new look for their quarterly catalog. By representing each of the seasons on the cover, while spotlighting the current, the school is able to let everyone know that classes run year round – a crucial message to the education of the potential student.

The original design was more muted and linear but after we all agreed it was overly corporate looking for the program as a whole, I adjusted the color palette to be more vibrant as well as adding an organic, artistic mark to loosen up the crisp lines. This resulted in something that was more approachable, fun, and attention-grabbing.

A sampling of an interior spread is below, featuring page folios that continue the theme of artistic marks throughout.

* All designs contain "for placement only" images.