This is a CD design for “Neighborhood #1” by The Arcade Fire. The two elements of this design are an illustration of the word “neighborhood” on the cover, and a die–cut hole in the CD jacket that matches the hole in the CD, creating a “tunnel” from the illustration of “my window” on the jacket to “yours” underneath the CD. This makes more sense with knowledge of the lyrics of the song; “Then I’ll dig a tunnel from my window to yours”.
The biography of a life cut short is only part of the longer story of what could have been. The spine of this book is therefore larger than required by the pages that tell the story of Biggie, who was killed at the age of 24, creating a formal illustration of the unexpected shortness of his life.
In 2010 I worked for Art Meets Commerce, an advertising agency that exclusively services Broadway theatrical productions. I created the layouts for a large portion of their internet advertising. FELA! was our biggest client during my time there.
People in love are intertwined — physically, emotionally and biographically. This bookwork uses the idea of the intertwined — or fused — identities that lovers experience to combine the stories of John and Yoko.
The job here was to create 2 logos, with the second referencing the look, feel and motif of the first but having its own identity. The client wanted to brand both parts of the business but wanted them to remain somewhat distinct from each other. The company is inEnglish, a language school in Paris that uses different class structures to teach English. Let's Cook! in English teaches English through American food cooking lessons.
Lombardi, an upcoming play on Broadway, wanted an image of the main character, Vince Lombardi, looking reflective. Since this image will be used on the front of house billboards and online marketing, it had to be iconic without being ugly, a somewhat tall order when you remember his most recognizable qualities; big, thick glasses and a comically unattractive smile.
This travelogue maps the user’s location over time. It is a non-chronological journal that uses latitude as a page indicator. To write an entry, the user finds his or her place on the map and opens the book at that latitude, adding a mark at the longitude and inputting an entry. Eventually, a route emerges on the map printed on the sides of the pages.
Monadnock Construction, a construction company in Brooklyn, turned 35 recently and wanted to celebrate by recreating their typographic logo with something that illustrated how far they have come and how strong they are today.
One object can look completely different depending upon the perspective from which it is viewed. Within the cube 7 forms are suspended, and these forms have different colors on each of their facets. The shape and arrangement of the forms are somewhat dictated by the line of sight form each hole in the box, and create different geometric images when viewed through each hole. They are suspended within a 3–dimensional Cartesian grid which functions both as formal support for the objects as well as providing a visible reference to perspective drawing from the Renaissance and three–dimensional virtual space of the computer era.
This is a portfolio I designed a few years ago. It is comprised of 3 books, each for a different area of my work. All of the pages were printed on one huge sheet and accordion bound. The sheet was cut in two places lengthwise such that each book contains overlap from the one preceding it.
From far away the poster appears to be simply a swastika, and from up close it is nothing more than a weak and obvious statement. What the viewer sees first — either a sentence and a square, or a swastika — either supports or negates the statement.
One the one hand, ornament can add captivating sensory stimulation to otherwise sterile surfaces. On the other, it can be used to disguise or hide that which it adorns. A tablecloth ironically hides the artistry and craftsmanship that produced the table. This tablecloth goes one step further and makes everything underneath the surface invisible. Made with iron–on transfers and some medaling in Photoshop, the image is distorted so that at one point the perspective aligns and becomes a invisibility cloak for the table.
Functioning as something of a verbal Rorschach test, this word search combines antagonistic words into portmanteaus. The effect is that words with conflicting meanings are mutually exclusive and therefore what the reader sees may be telling of what he or she brings to the exercise. For example, in a line that reads “…H–A–D–I–E–T–O–I–L–S–I–E…” the words “DIE” and “TOILS” could be found. However so could “DIET” and “OILS”. Likewise in the last line, where the words “HOPE” and “ISLAM” may be found, one could instead just read “PENIS”. Spanish speakers might find ALIMENTO in the first line, even though it is surrounded by other long English words “SPECIAL” and “MENTOR”. Would you find “MISHAP” or “HAPPINESS”, “WIN” and “JUSTICE” or “INJUSTICE?, “BOOB” and “AMATEUR”…or “OBAMA”?