The latest installment for Portland Buy Local: we had a lot of fun designing this poster. We’re bringing the still -life back! Learn more about the importance of supporting your local businesses here!
When the coolest salon in town asks you for a website, you say YES! Bang is a beautiful space, with a great staff, and we wanted that to come through on their website. So, we set up a photoshoot with the talented Mark Yaggie, and after that everything fell right into place. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in for a trim (tell them Chicken 3000 sent you). Visit their fabulous website here!
Chris Robley needed a poster in a hurry for a tiny little tour he was doing in the north eastern United States. We banged this gem out so his fans could clear their schedule and hear the gospel.
This company wanted their branding to feel warm and approachable, and the owner wanted her dog’s likeness to be used in the logo. We chose to hand draw the company’s name, and created a simplified silhouette of the pup. These two elements form a super flexible branding package that work for any application. Get your pooch in their walk circuit here!
The new single, Look at the Man, from Builder of the House has arrived! Check them out their bandcamp site and then check out their exclusive in the Huffington Post! This cover got its inspiration from the video for the title track. We stripped the photo down, threw in some half tones and some vintage pop colors, and fell in love.
The YWCA of Central Maine’s new website is really fun, good-looking’, and easy to navigate. What a win! The YWCA is an extremely active place, with a heavy roster of programs and classes. Their site needed to be clearly organized, easy to navigate, and still convey the fun energy and community that is such a big part of what they offer. Check out the site and see what they’ve got going on NOW!
World-class poet and musician, Chris Robley, gave us the pleasure of designing a poetry chapbook, “I Say Potato, You Say Apocalypse,” and an accompanying broadside for Tin-can Telephone. We had a blast designing them to be RISOGRAPH printed by our friends over at Wingclub Press, and they look awesome.
Fun bit of trivia: actual potato stamps were used to create the cover imagery for the chapbook. (We love getting our hands dirty.)
Socorra, a powerful folk/rock singer-songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area, needed a sticker to match her energy and life aesthetic. Simple but effective, well-crafted hand-done typography will usually do the trick. We beat just the right amount of texture into this thing to give it a road-weary look, and voila, the perfect sticker! You can check out HER mad skills here!
For the 2016-2017 Portland Buy Local guide book cover, we wanted to represent all types of businesses, all industries, and all the ways that people can support their community by buying local. We kept the imagery iconic, and the presentation bold and simple to deliver a powerful design. Find out more about what a great organization Portland Buy Local is!