DESIGN: Upper 90 magazine

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With the appeal of WNY’s professional soccer club FC Buffalo still rising—as well as the WNY Flash and a number of successful collegiate teams—it was only a matter of time before local entrepreneur and journalist Nick Mendola looked for a new outlet to increase exposure even more. Soccer has always been huge around the world […]

DESIGN: Doctor Who – Vote Saxon 2008

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When thinking about a new “Doctor Who” themed shirt to design, the name Harold Saxon came to mind. The brilliant alter-ego of John Simm‘s contemporary incarnation of The Master, his run for Prime Minister was ripe for a campaign identity. Seeing the myriad posters and tees online using the rather drab black and white, text-based […]

DESIGN: Doctor Who – Prydon Academy

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Coming up with an image to represent the fictional school both The Doctor and The Master attended on the Time Lord planet of Gallifrey needed it’s fair share of research. First I had to find out about Prydon Academy’s location, vocation, and history to go along with that of the planet and alien race itself. […]

DESIGN: A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Soupy Twist

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Having just recently caught up with the British comedy sketch show “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, its end credits’ cocktail catchphrase was still very fresh in my mind. Always wearing tuxedos during their final piano serenade, I knew I needed to put in a bow tie in along […]

DESIGN: Rochester Broadway Theatre League 2011/2012 Season

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2011/2012 Rochester Broadway Theatre League 2011/2012 Season, published by Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc. Each performance at the Auditorium Theatre, on behalf of RBTL, has imagery and production notes supplied from the traveling company. The new season programs are based from the previous year without any major design changes.

DESIGN: Twin Peaks – The Black Lodge

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Titled “The Birds Sing a Pretty Song”, any fan of the show “Twin Peaks” should be intimately familiar with the Black Lodge. Looking to create an identity/logo that mimicked hotel/lodging locales, I took the obvious jagged striped pattern from the Man From Another Place’s room and attached it to one of the unique lamps bookending […]

DESIGN: Nickel City Chef Program 2012

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2012 Nickel City Chef 2012, published by Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc. Front Cover: Starting with the tagline “Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire” and the request for simple, clean imagery to represent it, I began to cull together stock photos of both fire and smoke. Having been supplied early with the four Nickel City Chef portraits […]

DESIGN: FC Buffalo – Our City, Our Sport, Our Club

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The email said, “My idea is pretty simple and I know you can make it kick butt.” So I had to take the job. It was Nick Mendola and FC Buffalo looking to get a t-shirt made with the text, “Our City, Our Sport, Our Club”. The concept called for making the first ‘O’ a […]

DESIGN: Bank of Holland [spec]

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Through Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc., I was tasked with designing a new corporate identity logo for the Bank of Holland in Holland, NY. Trying to get them away from the antiquated woodcut icon accompanying their all caps text, we hoped to modernize while still retaining a feel of Europe’s Holland. I was given a slew […]

DESIGN: 2011 In Music

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2011 IN MUSIC: Two-disc mix of song favorites from 2011 for friends and family sent during the holidays. Edition of 50 Tracklisting: Disc 1 1. “Hanna’s Theme” — The Chemical Brothers 2:09 | from Hanna: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Back Lot 2. “Polish Girl” — Neon Indian 4:24 | from Era Extraña; Static Tongues/Mom + […]

DESIGN: Habibi Sheesha Lounge

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A new hookah lounge has opened in Niagara Falls, NY called Habibi Sheesha Lounge. Serving over 70 different flavors of sheesha, the lounge also provides a menu with a variety of beverages—soda, smoothies, shakes, etc—and a mix of American and Middle Eastern snacks/desserts. Asked to create a logo, menu, and business card, the first step […]