I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far. It’s been in the upper 60′s so far this month, so it’s a little hard to really get into the holiday spirit. Perhaps it was my longing for snow that inspired this holiday card graphic.
This was the poster I designed for the Spring 2012 University Dance Company concerts. The performances, music and costumes were incredible and there was a lot of very modern dance this time around which was really interesting to watch. It’s such a fun and creative group to work with!Read More
I recently did a presentation titled A Phone, a Tennis Ball, and a Wardrobe: Tools for Designing Effective Slide Presentations, dealing with basic design tips to help people craft better slide presentations and aimed at raising design awareness in general. (Download the handout here (PDF).)Read More
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra (LCO), a fixture of the Lawrence music community, and so the timing seemed perfect to launch a new identity for the group. They recently hired a new musical director, Steven McDonald, and have made some other sweeping changes to the operations of the orchestra and they have never sounded better! To reflect these changes, the new identity serves to usher in a new era for the group. The primary themes behind the new LCO identity (see logo above) are contrast, layers, and energy. These themes are directly influenced by the music and spirit of the LCO and serve as a conceptual foundation upon which the new identity is built.
While in Puerto Rico, I went to see the Pablo Casals museum which is in a tiny building on the edge of Old San Juan. It’s easy to walk through in a few minutes and only costs $1 to get in! It has a number of interesting artifacts related to the famous cellist including some beautiful photographs and several concert posters. It turns out, the posters are all designed by a famous Puerto Rican graphic designer, Lorenzo Homar. His typography, color, and bold graphics are really vibrant and are all really appropriate for the music they represent. These are the posters in the museum, the top one is a beautiful silk screen and the bottom two are HAND PAINTED. That’s right, even the type.
You can see a lot more of Homar’s excellent design work here.
Birthdays are always a good time to step back and take a look at your life. So today, as I close out my 31st year, I thought I’d create a couple of extremely exaggerated and largely imagined infographics, just for fun! As an experiment, I thought it would be interesting to try and look into the future and tell a story using only a chart.Read More