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!
Chris Robley: The Great Make Believer
Chris needed some artwork for his new album, The Great Make Believer, but that's not all! In addition to the album art, Chicken 3000 joined forces with Robley to create a poetry chapbook, broadside, and a t-shirt for a crowd funding rewards campaign. What a treat! Do yourself a favor, and give this album a listen; it's truly great.
Method: Series Book Covers
A fictitious murder mystery series we drummed up to make a point about designing book covers; Method demonstrates how to design for a set, keep it simple, and stand out. Check out the article we wrote on designing an effective book cover for Bookbaby here!
Portland band, Worried Well, has let us design (and on one occasion screen print) a number of album covers for their rockin’ music. It’s a neat relationship we’ve built, wherein Dan describes how the album feels to him, and we give that energy a visual form: so far, so good! Our latest creation is the design of their recent vinyl release: Great Appetite, Poor Taste.
Queen Friday: Logo & Branding
Queen Friday is a glass jewelry company, and was in need of a fetching logo, business card, and letterhead: the classic brand identity package. Because her jewelry pieces are handmade each one has it's own subtle variations and unique character. We wanted the logo and brand design to reflect these qualities while maintaining clarity. We developed a logo that mimicked the geometric forms of her jewelry that would also be easy to replicate, so that the image could be stamped or drawn with a marker on a scrap of paper or on a bag for instant advertisement or package design.
Nuclear Bootz: Bayside Bowl Poster
Local band Nuclear Bootz asked us to do a poster for their show at Bayside Bowl this September, and here’s the result. There were about 5 other chickens that didn't make it onto the poster, but we loved them all!
Asher Platts: After Mass Rock Show Poster
This beauty was designed to promote an event for local Green Party candidate, Asher Platts. We love how it turned out.
Chris Robley: Live at She Doesn’t Like Guthries
A C3K regular, one might say: Chris Robley is a top-rate musician who is always in need of some fresh top-rate design. For his show at the Lewiston venue She Doesn't Like Guthries, we whipped up a poster combining two of our favorite animals.
The Float Space: Logo & Branding
There's a new float tank in town, and they needed to look good. We wanted to create a logo that had a sci-fi feel, and that also alluded to the qualities of floating in a sensory deprivation tank; calm, serene, open.
By creating a logo that had a bold silhouette we could use it to create a visual space that references the peace and tranquility of a float tank. The simplicity of the form makes it a versatile logo that can continue to evolve and surprise without changing.
As with any brand package Chicken 3000 creates, their logo also came with business card and letterhead designs!