Ain’t nothing like seeing a design come to life.
I have been very fortunate to be a part of the team at ZYZZYVA since taking on the redesign of the print journal and website a few years ago. Despite ZYZZYVA’s three-decades-long run, since I’m relatively late to the party, I luckily did not have to wait very long for a special milestone to come […]
Just had a chance to watch the beautiful 3 Union Shop, a short documentary about the Colby Poster Printing Company, written and co-directed by C. R. Stecyk III of Dogtown fame: I’ve been collecting Colby posters for a few years (they even had a role in inspiring some of my wedding collateral), and I had the […]
The wonderful-to-work-with team over at Drayton Hall asked us to design their 2011 annual report (which was actually published in 2012). Over the past few years, we reworked their wordmark, redesigned their Interiors newsletter, and created a whole bunch of environmental site signage to guide visitors through their experience at the historic site. Drayton Hall is […]
An ad (most of which is blatantly ripped off from a vintage 1930s Iron Fireman brochure) that will be running in the LA Printers Fair Show Guide coming up in October. Featured type: the wonderfully dimensional Valuco by Aesthetic Apparatus, and Berber by Letterbox.
Every design project is a collaboration. Successful projects take two to tango; the best results happen when client and designer each bring something unique and important to the table. Working with Eli Holtman of the CPM Group (Conscientious Property Management) in Narberth, Pennsylvaia is about as collaborative as it can get. Eli contacted me back […]
Not too long ago, the creative team behind Dodge Ram’s marketing decided to do a series of commercial spots touting the rough-and-tough machismo of their client’s product line. Naturally they chose to use a rugged, Old West wood type treatment for their typography, and somehow along the line it was decided that they would shoot […]
I’m really proud to announce the “official” launch of the Three Steps Ahead Etsy Shop, where we are selling a diverse and frequently updated array of vintage goods and graphic design related pieces. Our current listings include: Canvas prints of Three Steps Ahead original designs, such as the “NYC: Isle of Manhattan” poster, derived from […]
Continental Terrace, Long Beach, originally uploaded by jaykay109. Gorgeous script 3D sign lettering on an apartment building in Long Beach, California. I live for “perfume scripts” like these.
Last night, House Industries held an evening event at the Eames Office to officially unveil their new typeface set, Eames Century Modern. This morning, I had the opportunity to spherically photograph House’s temporary exhibit, preserving it for posterity.