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DESIGN: Cultivate Cinema Circle




Born from a partnership with my Buffalo movie critic colleague Jordan M. Smith comes Cultivate Cinema Circle, a local screening series helping to “foster a healthy, fervent film culture in the Buffalo area.” After many discussions about the name and goals, I started to play with the word cultivate until the idea of harvesting radishes […]

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DESIGN: 2014 In Music




2014 IN MUSIC: Two-disc mix of song favorites from 2014 for friends and family sent during the holidays. Edition of 60 Handprinted on a Kelsey Excelsior 5×8 Table Letterpress QR Code link Tracklisting: Disc 1 1. “Dreaming” • Justin Nozuka • 01:39 • Ulysees, Warner Music Canada 2. “Big Unit” • Adebisi Shank • 04:36 […]

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LETTERPRESS: FC Buffalo 5th Season Commemorative Schedule




FC Buffalo 5th Season Commemorative Schedule: Edition of 200 (hand-numbered) Handprinted on a Kelsey Excelsior 5×8 Table Letterpress As a way to commemorate FC Buffalo‘s 5th anniversary (and to give myself a project to practice using my letterpress), the idea to create a limited edition schedule was born. Initially designed as a more generic, geometric […]

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DESIGN: xoxobflo




The purchase of my Kelsey letterpress meant an opportunity to create a new brand with which to differentiate my design work from the printing. I’ll admit intentionally starting to brainstorm names that could have a more palatable accessibility with the social media generation we find ourselves in. I tried abbreviations, acronyms, and “internet speak” alternatives […]

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DESIGN: 2013 In Music




2013 IN MUSIC: Two-disc mix of song favorites from 2013 for friends and family sent during the holidays. Edition of 50 Handprinted on a Kelsey Excelsior 5×8 Table Letterpress QR Code link Tracklisting: Disc 1 1. “A Whistling Tune from a Lonely Man” • Clint Mansell • 00:40 • Stoker OST, Milan Records 2. “Young […]

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DESIGN: Angel – Ratio’s Chocolate Nest Eggs




It didn’t take long after watching the season 4 “Angel” episode entitled Smile Time before deciding that I needed to design something in homage to the brilliant demon puppets. If anyone of the gang seemed to get short shrift it was the giant purple creature named Ratio Hornblower. The fact he was also the one […]

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DESIGN: Upper 90 magazine, Spring 2013 issue




Upper 90 magazine Spring 2013 • Volume 2, Issue 1 Cover: Més Que – More than a pub Also Inside: BEST XI for men & women Brendan Murphy – New FC Buffalo boss High School Champs Jozy Altidore – Education and evolution in the Netherlands With its second issue, Upper 90 came out in Spring […]

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DESIGN: 2012 In Music




2012 IN MUSIC: Two-disc mix of song favorites from 2012 for friends and family sent during the holidays. Edition of 40 Tracklisting: Disc 1 1. “Water Runs” — Reptar 5:14 | from Body Faucet; Vagrant Records 2. “Dougou Badia” — Amadou & Mariam (ft. Santigold) 3:53 | from Folila; Nonesuch Records 3. “Mind Your Manners” […]

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DESIGN: City & Regional Magazine Association [spec]




An interesting design project came through the offices of Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc. this October. As a member of the City & Regional Magazine Association and Media Partners (CRMA), every graphic designer at Buffalo Spree was allowed to submit logo entries to be judged by the association in order for a winner to be selected […]

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DESIGN: Upper 90 magazine, Fall 2012 issue




Upper 90 magazine Fall 2012 • Volume 1, Issue 1 Cover: The 2012 College Season Preview Also Inside: Kendell McFayden – What makes a pro? Josh Faga – How to be a captain Empire United – Birth of a super club Upper 90 debuted in September 2012 with its Fall College Preview containing insight into […]

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DESIGN: TZ Granite




Through Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc., I was asked to design a new corporate identity logo for TZ Granite & Materials LLC in Orchard Park, NY as part of a new ad running in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Buffalo Spree Home. Formerly known as Tiede-Zoeller, the company was looking to keep a similar, angular font […]

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DESIGN: Ghostbusters — I Am Vinz




If I made a Ghostbusters shirt for The Gatekeeper, I couldn’t very well stop without doing another for The Keymaster. Unfortunately, when it comes to Rick Moranis‘ Louis Tully, there isn’t really a stand-out line besides his famous parroting of Egon’s, “Yes, have some”. However, to keep in tune with the previous design, I decided […]