The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

by Haruki Murakami

PROJECT:

Redesign a book. Minimum 32 pages.

SOLUTION:

Combining what in Japan was released as three separate volumes into one massive read adds a heaviness that parallels the tone of the book. Striving for typographic perfection meant detailed proofing of text including the analysis of over 2,200 hyphens. The book block and the silk screened cloth cover are hand done, and the cover sleeves are debossed bricks with a die cut hole to remind of the well which is central to the story. In the end book reaches 788 pages.

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Magnet Magazine

Magazine Redesign

PROJECT:

Redesign a magazine that has gone from six issues per year to only online since 1993.

SOLUTION:

Cater towards a younger demographic while maintaining the needs of the original audience. First a new masthead and playful barcode to catch the eye. Then the magazine opens with articles on new, young alt-country acts which pulls in younger readers while introducing the established readers to new artists that will appeal to their tastes.

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Barcode

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Liberty Bar & Sushi

Restaurant Rebranding

PROJECT:

Rebrand a local restaurant to more closely reflect its interior environment, which is classy, powerful and elegant.

SOLUTION:

Start with the name and what the word Liberty invokes: freedom, rights, revolution. Based on this create a strong, sharp-angled logo. The slogan ‘Protect Your Right to Good Taste’ is a rally against prohibition.

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Suite

Menu

Matches

Bookmarks

Coasters

Business Cards

Graphic Standards Manual

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SCCA Portfolio Show

Concepting

Goal:

To brand the annual Seattle Central Creative Academy's Portfolio Show in a clear manner that could be carried on in subsequent years.

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Invitation

Mailer

Mails at 44¢

Poster

Website Home

Website Programs

Website Students

Mailer Easter Egg Binary

Website Easter Egg

Partner:

Marc Lawrence

marclawrencedesign.com

Bauhaus

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Mt. Townsend Creamery

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Knfkt Chocolate Shop

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Valeriana Bedtime Tea

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poseur CD

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White Gold CD

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Anybody Human CD

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Engular

Experimental Typeface

This is a typeface created using exact math and sharp angles. Every point is mathematically perfect to the .00001 in relation to every other point.

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CSS Zen Garden

PROJECT:

To explore the possibilities of Cascading Style Sheets. Take existing HTML and use only CSS to change the look and style of the page.

SOLUTION:

Use absolute positioning and z-index to create a scrolling web page where the faces can be moved and aligned with each other.

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Guitarmy

Flash music video for the song Guitarmy by the Blood Brothers.

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Raised On Screens

An animated infographic about children, digital devices, and media consumption.

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Liberty Bar & Sushi

Website for a local bar and restaurant.

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Andrew Will Die

An After Effects obituary video for my friend Andrew who is predicted to die in about 85 years.