Party on the Vanguard, 2012

Par­ty on the Van­guard is the annu­al fundrais­er (extrav­a­gan­za). This design is a real­ly sim­ple and bold procla­ma­tion of what/when/cost. 2 dif­fer­ent lay­outs — ver­ti­cal (snail-mail post­card) and hor­i­zon­tal (email).

PotV 2012, vertical PotV 2012, horizontal
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Civilization (All You Can Eat)

How about I just quote from the play descrip­tion:

Set against the 2008 Oba­ma cam­paign, this dark com­e­dy explores the lives of sev­en city dwellers look­ing for more. A frus­trat­ed film­mak­er, a sui­ci­dal com­ic, a career wait­ress, an ama­teur porn star, a failed aca­d­e­m­ic, a fame-hun­gry actress, and a fer­al fac­to­ry hog all pass under the gaze of an indif­fer­ent uni­verse.

Poster (11×17):
Civilization, poster

Huge thanks to the fol­low­ing for the images used in the poster and post­card:

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Salon Vanguard, 2011

The Salon Van­guard is one of the annu­al par­ties host­ed by SVT. This was to be a par­tic­u­lar­ly classy par­ty and I’m par­tic­u­lar­ly pleased with myself for putting a silk hat atop the logo. Elit­ist? Well, I nev­er!

Post­card (8.5×5.5):
Salon Vanguard 2011, postcard

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Guest By Courtesy

This was a blast to design with these awe­some pho­tos by Eri­ca Nix. It was so much fun I insist­ed on dif­fer­ent lay­outs for post­card and poster to high­light dif­fer­ent pho­tos. Plus I got to chan­nel Pablo Fer­ro while draw­ing the title.

Guest By Courtesy, poster Guest By Courtesy, postcard
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Heddatron

This is def­i­nite­ly one of my more pecu­liar con­struc­tions. It’s not a col­or palette that I would have ini­ti­at­ed but with enough finess­ing I grew to love it like one of my own. Orig­i­nal wall­pa­per design with gold gun/robot motif and vin­tage enam­el pic­ture frame. ROBOTS!

Poster (11×17):
Heddatron, poster

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Salon Vanguard, 2010

The Salon Van­guard is one of the annu­al par­ties host­ed by SVT. The diag­o­nal striped back­ground has become the sig­na­ture design ele­ment of the Salon series of par­ty invi­ta­tions. And this being a sort of a hol­i­day par­ty, The back­ground image is a blurred pho­to of some deli­cious, spark­ly sug­ar cook­ies.

Post­card (8.5×5.5):
Salon Vanguard 2010, postcard

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A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits

This lengthy-named pro­duc­tion of a mod­ern play was inspired by an actu­al event from 17th cen­tu­ry Eng­land. There was live-action act­ing, pup­petry, and video pro­jec­tions. I com­bined an 19th cen­tu­ry engrav­ing of a rab­bit with close crops of pho­tographs of Eng­lish Vic­to­ri­an paper dio­ra­mas that I shot on a vaca­tion at a Lon­don toy muse­um and lay­ered them atop some video scan-line tex­tures for that cer­tain je ne sais quoi.

Poster (11×17):
Rabbits, poster

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Iphigenia

This play incor­po­rat­ed a lot of video pro­jec­tions and rave/­club-style light­ing which I want­ed to express in the visu­als. The type and SVT logo was com­posed in Illus­tra­tor and export­ed as indi­vid­ual images. There are over­lap­ping col­or swirls (long expo­sure pho­tos of xmas lights) that were also export­ed as images. These were assem­bled on a DVD slideshow which was played on my CRT tele­vi­sion. Each image was paused for a macro pho­to­graph to get all that scan-liney, bitmapped good­ness. The result­ing pho­tos were then lay­ered in Pho­to­shop with just a bit of opac­i­ty and col­or adjust­ments. And that’s my secret sauce for cre­at­ing a high-res­o­lu­tion low-res­o­lu­tion image. You’re wel­come!

Poster (11×17); Post­card (5.5×8.5):
Iphigenia, poster

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Unbeaten

This per­for­mance was a series of improv mono­logues inspired by pro­fes­sion­al foot­ball. Now, I don’t know much about foot­ball but one thing I do know is that I like the look of my own hand­writ­ing. My oth­er favorite ele­ment on this project was cre­at­ing the lit­tle logo in the bot­tom-right cor­ner for the fic­tion­al Pro­fes­sion­al Foot­ball League (the PFL!). And I was extreme­ly for­tu­nate to have received the assis­tance of Mr. Sav­ille in cre­at­ing that mean look­ing logo for the Oma­ha Oxen (also fic­tion­al, by the way). Grrrr.

The reject­ed design (on the right) is includ­ed here because it’s cool and I’m real­ly fond of it. So there.

Unbeaten, poster Unbeaten (rejected design)
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