Just found out today that our identity/website design for ZYZZYVA was featured on Flavorwire’s “12 of the Most Beautiful Literary Magazines Online.” Flavorwire called zyzzyva.org “the bees knees,” in keeping with the insect theme.
Our friends Jasmine & Yale are getting married soon, and Alyssa and I decided to go all-out with our letterpress habit to create their invitations. The design process started on the computer, but the goal from the start was to create something really special, where the computer would only play one part of the tune. […]
Mon ami français Stéphane, a.k.a. Zig (and proprietor of the fantastique design studio and silkscreen poster workshop Dezzig, wrote quite a flattering article about me and my letterpress tinkerings at the International Printing Museum. For non-francophone readers, it should be possible to get the gist of the article using Google Translate. Stéphane is a fellow […]
The Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) is the parent organization that sponsors much of the International Printing Museum‘s activities. Each year, PIASC hosts Graphics Night, a gala event at which Southern California printers congregate and schmooze, among other more important things. Graphics Night also features an awards ceremony, where best-of-industry printing and print […]
After the success of our previous infographic project, Scarborough Research asked us to create a new infographic to explain the data that they had gathered regarding “Generation Y” fans of Major League Baseball. The goal was to create a piece that felt “baseballish” and sporting without being overly cliché. I’m particularly proud of the angularly-accurate, […]
Alyssa just made a masterpiece of a t-shirt based on the cover of a 1951 book called The Linotype Handbook for Teletypesetter Operation. Just in time for the screening of Doug Wilson‘s Linotype: The Film this Saturday, March 17, at the International Printing Museum. The t-shirt was stenciled and then hand painted to bring out […]
We are honored to have been featured in Hong Kong based IdN Magazine‘s “RSVP” issue, devoted to creative invitation design around the world. The article’s focus is on our “Married at the Museum” wedding invitation design, and contains a bonus interview with yours truly.
Scarborough Research asked us to create a very comprehensive infographic for Super Tuesday to explain the data that they had gathered regarding the demographics and media preferences of Republican voters. We went with a simplified type and color palette that we hoped would make the data easy to digest, and wherever possible, we erred on […]
Upcoming all-metal Karnak type specimen giveaway for The Ludlow Project. Stay tuned…
The Duro Decals brand, which still exists today, has been knocking out good, wholesome, sturdy display type and lettering (in decal, sign, and stencil form) since 1938. The Chicago-based company begat “Duro Dan,” their quirky advertising mascot, a sort of elvish, mustachioed gnome-like character that touted Duro’s wares during the middle of the 20th century. […]