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3D ribbon lettering, before red color was added

3D Ribbon Script Lettering

  I’m always looking for innovative ways to set text, and in the process of creating this postcard, I thought I’d give 3D lettering a try. I wanted to use a three-dimensional “ribbon” to mimic the movement of the pen or brush in the process of cursive writing. I also wanted to reinforce the feeling […]

Clem Snide, The Meat of Life

Clem Snide “The Meat of Life” CD

  I was fortunate to be asked to provide some design and layout for Eef Barzelay and Clem Snide‘s forthcoming album, The Meat of Life, due out on February 23. The painting was done by my very talented friend Jen Uman, who has also posted some information about her process on her blog. The album […]

Original photographs that became our silhouettes (Photo by Sakura Koontz)

Josh & Alyssa Wedding “Save the Date” Postcard

My fiancée Alyssa and I are not typical when it comes to our wedding planning. For one thing, we’re getting married at an unconventional venue, the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. Moreover, we both work in design, and there’s no chance in heck that we’d buy any prepackaged save-the-dates or invitations. No sir. So we’ve […]

Alyssa's secondary variation

Where the Wild Things Are Pinstripe Tribute

Ever since we saw the Spike Jonze / Dave Eggers film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, my fiancée Alyssa and I have been a bit smitten. The exemplary, ultra-laid-back marketing campaign and the this-is-how-it-should-be-done film itself are a one-two punch of quality, so often lacking in mass-marketed entertainment. Right before we […]