Geez 13 art contributors

Geez 13 featured this piece by David Adey, an artist in San Diego. He uses scrapbook punches to systematically take apart photos of fashion models. He then sticks the pieces onto foam boards with pins, slightly raised from the surface so as to cast a soft shadow. I'd love to see his work in person.

David Firman takes experimental photos while walking, with camera held at arm's length. The images are merged into long montages that capture the feeling and motion of his walks. Several images were included in Geez 13.

My friend Eric Kass in Indianapolis created this piece specifically for this issue. He writes, "my truth experiment is about love and when you feel it transferring from one to another even when you may not want it to. It's a difficult position to be in but one many of us face."

Dylan Royal did not have work in Geez 13, but he has done a couple of personal projects based on past Geez articles, including this blind embossed/debossed piece.

Geez 13 public service "ads"

Geez issue 13 includes half a dozen ideas for experiments the reader can try, presented by the "department of experimental truth." Here are three of them.

Geez 13

Geez magazine 13, the Experiments with Truth issue, is out now. The cover photo and concept is by Aiden Enns. I did illustrations for the opening spreads.

Staccato business cards

I designed business cards for Staccato Design that had four different backs, each saying something about the company. I like the one with the sponge + sifter + pencil, since people would ask what it meant and we could explain that it showed our process: absorb information, sift through it to get to the essence of what we wanted to communicate, and only then start writing/designing.

Staccato is currently rebranding themselves as Staccato Creative Communications Agency, a name that better fits the range of work they do.


Red Cross ads

I don't miss the advertising world much, but it was nice to work on these ads for the Oregon chapter of the American Red Cross at Staccato. I designed them and was involved in the concepting. I only worked on the photo shoot for the top one; the shot with the burning house was done when the fire department was doing a controlled burn for training. It almost looks like the Red Cross woman was Photoshopped in, but she wasn't.


Happy birthday, Laura

A poster-sized birthday card I made for my girlfriend Laura. I used cut-paper stencils and a roller; it was fun to try something different. Fittingly, the paper I used is called Elephant Hide.

Vision PDX logo

Vision PDX was a project by the city of Portland, Ore. to engage community members in creating a 20-year vision for the city. It has now morphed into Vision Into Action. The logo is based on Portlandia, the huge statue in front of Michael Graves' Portland Building. In the logo she is reaching down to the people while holding aloft the ideals of the long-range vision. Portlandia trivia: it is the second-largest hammered-copper sculpture in the U.S. (after the statue of liberty). I designed this logo while at Staccato Design.