Different substances give you different buzzes. Different people, personalities, and positioning require different approaches.
Whether it’s a proudly blue-collar craft brewery in Pennsylvania, a women-and-queer-owned coffee roaster in Maryland, or an organic top-shelf cannabis farm in rural Oregon, finding and defining the visual voice of these clients was a fun process and helped elevate each brand.
New paint on old paint, raw steel with light flashes. Bright colors and copy, signs guiding the masses. Seating designed to look like shipping crates for the hallways of a former distribution warehouse repurposed as a modern manufacturing and retail collective. These are a few of my favorite things.
Made at Post Typography
I’ve been designing everything from posters, campaigns, merchandise, urban campus way finding, and on-site installations to directing animated trailers, for film festivals since 2001.
In my work with independent filmmakers I’ve filled the role of Production Designer, PA, and Producer. I’ve designed posters, BluRays, on-screen graphics, and props for documentaries on illegal dirt bike riders and campy horror comedies hailed by the New York Times and basement-dwelling nerds.
When the forms of written language are rendered purposefully, the message contained within deepens, grows, clarifies, lasts longer, or is just more fun.
This is a mix of hand-drawn and digitally rendered lettering treatments of text written by myself and others.
10 years ago I co-wrote an introductory handbook for lettering and type design. Since then I’ve written on design in the Washington Post and for Roger Black’s TYPE Magazine.
More often I’m on the outside of these things, designing covers and occasionally illustrating book reviews.
Branding Politics: Does Campaign Design Matter? was a conversation I co-hosted with Bruce Willen in Washington, D.C. featuring a panel of three political branding experts from across the political spectrum. The sold out event drew in-house creative staff from both major political parties, local design and branding studios, and engaged citizens from the region and as far away as New York. City Lab had a nice write-up on it afterwards.
Made at Post Typography
20+ years of commissions from small promoters and underground DIY punk venues led to album designs for some of those same bands and at one point John Legend and The Roots.
I could fill an entire website with hundreds of posters and other music related designs, but for now here’s an incredibly small sampling of some of my work in this world.
This page is a mix of work created on my own or at Post Typography.