DESIGN & OUTREACH

PARTY PICTURES

book design | client: The Print Center | 92 pages

Photographer William E. Williams produced an insightful series of photographs in the 1970-80’s that captured Philadelphia social events and counter-culture gatherings. The original photos were produced as gelatin silver prints. Tritones were used for the plates section to replicate their richness. The oh-so-touchable cover substrate references the varied materials detailed in Williams’ images and the tip-on cover photo is a miniature gem. 

A recent fundraiser for The Print Center brought together all of the book collaborators for a panel discussion.

DAN ROSE DRAWINGS

book design | client: Pure Theory Publishing | 96 pages

These limited-edition companion volumes showcase book artist Dan Rose’s playful and poignant drawings. Faces contains recent work that questions the line between human and robot. Drawings chronicles decades of Rose’s cartoonish whimsy. The stiff board construction, smyth sewing, cloth binding and printing techniques (Drawings cover image is routered, Faces cover image is a metallic foil stamp) make these quirky book objects, too.

Pati Hill: Photocopier

book design | client: Arcadia University Art Gallery | 100 pages

This catalog accompanied an exhibition of Pati Hill’s work from 1976-80. Hill’s storied life is detailed in seven essays and 100 images of her photocopier art. This is the first comprehensive examination of her influence as a female artist.

MORE GREEN

billboard | client: Liao Collection

Michelle Liao, John Struble and Sarah McEneaney are the founders and tireless advocates of the Railpark. This billboard is highly visible from the Railpark, so rather than having to see commercial advertising, the Liao Collection has rented the space to promote the park by featuring one of Sarah’s beloved neighborhood paintings.

Activate Change

AIGA/Philadelphia Civic & Community Engagement

Our mission is to collaborate and engage with communities throughout Philadelphia bringing our expertise as designers to enhance success and aid in positive change. We used guerilla mud stenciling to kick off the committee. In our recent Book Drive, we collected over 800 design books that were delivered to the Philadelphia Public School System to inspire our next generation of designers.

B. Franklin

poster design | client: AIGA Philadelphia

In celebration of AIGA/Philadelphia’s 40th anniversary as a chapter, 40 designers were invited to create posters. The prompt was to both reference Philadelphia and comment on design writ large. My response was to channel one of my historical heroes, Benjamin Franklin, by highlighting his insightful saying with one of his sight-filled inventions.

 

The Art of Boat Names 

book design | publisher: McGraw-Hill | 172 pages

Researching and writing this book was the ultimate joy and indulgence for me. In it are 400+ images of boat names, along with a naming history and explanations of early techniques. Interviews with highly talented sign painters add context and a few funny stories.

Propaganda Mill

poster design | co-authored with Harry Simons

A contribution to the Posters Against Ebola project. Proceeds of poster sales go to Doctors Without Borders. A full set of posters is in the collection of Poster House, NYC.

Edna Andrade: Color Motion

book design | client: The Print Center | 64 pages

Posthumously, Andrade is celebrated as one of the most influential pioneers of the Op Art movement. This volume includes unpublished work and aims to engage readers with greater context and depth. The cover is wrapped in cloth that has been stamped with a detail from one of her paintings.