This is a space where I will be posting works for smaller clients -- things that don't deserve their own freestanding bucket for whatever reason.
Actual Source Why Books? 2.0
Actual Source invited me to reinvision their iconic 'Why Books?' shirt in Summer 2022. I drew a series of responses inspired by my time as a student in the Independent Publishing electives at Pratt Institute, taking iconic zine formats from assignments and archives to explore the joys, quirks, and mysteries of artist-made books.
AP Studio Website
AP Studio is a production house founded by Alexis Piqueras. We created a site to showcase their sprawling archive of projects and highlight their roster of clients and collaborators. The site is a balance of a contact sheet, index, and simple 'insta' feed stylings. The project pages automatically generate their display style with three column down to one column layouts based on the amount of assets in each project, allowing the AP team to simply drop in assets and let the site figure out how to display them. The user can also toggle these sizes manually. This toggle idea is present on various other pages to accommodate different view preferences. Original identity by Helios Capedavilla. Development by Aarati Akkapedi.
Design, icons, and typography for Alexander, a new editorial app. Mostly this was a job of re-skinning and reorganizing information within modules that had already begun development, but were not quite right visually. Art Direction by Look, Inc. Completed in conversation/collaboration with Levin+Riegner. Development by Levin+Riegner.
A website designed and built for Miriam Gallery, a new space in Williamsburg. The space features highly varied programming along with artist exhibitions and a highly-integrated bookshop. We wanted to create a design that could accommodate & generate new designs built straight into data fields on Airtable, creating and modifying templates as data fields were populated with different input styles. We then built a matching/contrasting web shop for their bookstore. Conceived of and completed with Robert Blair (Co-Design, Photo Direction) and Aarati Akkapeddi (Development) in 2020.
HAIR Shop Icons
Some Icons for HAIR's web shop.
Brooklyn Art Book Fair 2020
As the pandemic rolled into spring, it became obvious we would not be doing an IRL zine fair, so we partnered with Aarati Akkapeddi to create a virtual fair, featuring programming curated by Paige Landesberg, and 40 tables of NYC based publishers. Completed pro-bono with the amazing crew at Endless Editions. To our knowledge it was the first virtual "fair" experience of this nature. Illustrations by Thomas Colligan. Co-Design completed with Robert Blair.
Social Media GFX
Nu-Music: Book Cover
Cover design for David Turner of Penny Fractions, a music-industry newsletter focusing on phenomenon of explotation withinthe indie-music-meets-tech-monopoly-streaming landscape. The crux of the essay was about some parties getting more than others, so I created a grotesque and imbalanced musical note.
I redrew the logo for Interview Magazine in 2018. It was based on the old logo. I did around 200 options but the second one was the best.
Identity work for the agency Look Studios. My thought here was to use "Look" as a sort of command, to produce animations that tried to direct and capture your eyes, you looking for/at "looks."
French Vanilla Logo
Logo for the band French Vanilla, which was used on their album "How Am I Not Myself?" Completed with Matthew James-Wilson/Danger Collective Records.
Brooklyn Art Book Fair 2019
Ongoing Identity work with Thomas Colligan and Robert Blair for BKABF, a fair organized by Endless Editions. Full Description Below,
Brooklyn Art Book Fair 2018
Identity, website, social posts, fair guide, and ephemera for Brooklyn Art Book Fair. The second annual Brooklyn Art Book Fair is an art book fair dedicated to showcasing publications, original artwork, and editioned work by underrepresented and emerging artists and writers. BKABF seeks to invert the typical book fair model by providing tables and space to all of its exhibitors free of cost. The project is initiated by Paul John and Endless Editions. Completed in conversation and collaboration with Robert Blair and Thomas Colligan through TXTbooks. Illustrations by Thomas Colligan.
Creative Director: Lauren Murada, Josh Houtkin, Braulio Amado.
Illustrations for Kia Tasbighou's type foundry OP CIT IBID's launch page. Each set was created in response to the goals and inspiration for each typeface and to work as a comic to accompany their display.
A sticker for Heck, a now defunct house venue in Brooklyn. From the entrance of the space (in a low basement) you could see a PETA poster hanging in a neighbor's bedroom. The picture here right is from DREAMCRUSHER's PBS Live appearance on Sound Field. When I saw this performance it reminded me that this sticker existed. I'm not sure I ever actually got one once they were printed?
Typographic mark/icon/header for Penny Fractions, a weekly newsletter by David Turner which focuses on labor in the music streaming business. David was super interested in wood block print pamphlets, so I built a typographic mark based on an old sourced material, rearranging and adding to character forms.
Hair, The Salon
Identity for Hair, the salon by Daniel Moon. Completed in conversation with Daniel Moon and Nicole Reber. Risograph printed as business and post cards.