I designed this logo and print identity for the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, Scotland. The Byre started in a byre (cow barn) in the 1930s (thus the cow with theatre mask spots) and is now one of Scotland's premiere theatre facilities.
A photo-illustration for Geez magazine about the issue of biofuels (thanks to Bryan, Emma and Mykel for the kid pics).
From last week's New Statesman: What biofuels do is undeniable: they take food out of the mouths of starving people and divert them to be burned as fuel in the car engines of the world's rich consumers. This is, in the words of the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, nothing less than a "crime against humanity".
Cover illustration for a CD by Bill Jolliff and Jacob Henry Jolliff. This design was inspired by the look of wood-block print posters by Hatch Show Print in Nashville, which is fitting for the Jolliff's old-time music.
This is a poster I did for the De-motorize Your Soul campaign.
From the website: It's time for the spiritual transition to a post-oil era.
The internal combustion engine is suffocating our souls as it suffocates the planet. So give your soul a break from the gas-powered frenzy. Relax a bit, and join the spirited slow-down.
The De-Motorize Your Soul campaign is a guilt-free experiment in untangling the human body, mind and soul from the oil apparatus. It is a gathering point for your wishes, apprehensions and actions.
After eight years of car commuting, I got a job a few minutes' bike ride from my house; I am now de-motorized for all of my everyday life, and I love it.
Whatever Kindles is a play about Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), an organization answering this question: What would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war? The play shows CPT's involvement in war-torn areas around the world. The poster illustrates that CPT brings hope amidst violence and upheaval. Whatever Kindles had its debut at George Fox University this past fall.
I like to take pictures of urban grit, and this may be the most beautiful such photo I've shot. This is in downtown Portland, inside the industrial doors of a garage, and it looks like a Robert Rauschenberg assemblage, but it's just a piece of happenstance art, waiting to be seen.
I've told many clients who want their logo huge on their business card that a rule of thumb is "the bigger the logo, the smaller the company" to discourage them from putting a big clunky logo on there. Then I go and make the Geez logo as big as I could on their business cards. That's because it was made to look good big on the magazine, it's not really designed to work as a tiny logo.
Team Oregon are the winning Oregonian high school students in the annual International Science and Engineering Fair. While at Staccato Design, I designed this Team OR logo, t-shirt and booklet. The "elements of success" theme drove the periodic table-like design, with the students' initials shown as element abbreviations. Thanks to Eric Kass for the "go for the Au" idea.
A poster for George Fox University's production of Black Boy, a one-man play based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Richard Wright. It is the story of Wright growing up black in the American south in the 1930s, dealing with poverty and racism, and finding a way to rise above it through literature.
All right, this skateboard design is based on a comment from Kilwag from Skate and Annoy. Not that he actually suggested I do a skate design with a turd on a stick, but still, I liked the idea, and I like this Dr. Seuss-like drawing. With art like this, why aren't any skateboard companies banging on my door?
Aiden Enns came up with the idea to do Geez magazine. He drew on his Mennonite faith and his publishing experience, including a stint at Adbusters.
Back in 2004 I worked on prototypes of Geez, as we were deciding what it would look like. These are some initial ideas. We ended up working with the bottom one, although my proposed tagline "kicking corporate ass for Jesus" was wisely rejected.
I like to skateboard at the Newberg skatepark. Here's a photo taken at the park early one morning, plus a skateboard design for a guy hand-screening "Newberg Anyday" boards. He was doing skull designs that looked like bad high-school tattoo drawings, so I did this for him. He never used it. (And yes, I know anyday isn't a word, that's why I split it in my design.)
I ride a Cold War skateboard, made right here in Oregon. You can visit my favorite skate website (also with Oregon connections) here.