THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
The goal of this project was to produce a well-designed typographic book for this screenplay which focuses on the twilight months of the notorious James Gang. I utilized type to evoke the spirit of the story and characters. Researching the typography of the 1880s helped to create a book informed by the period of the story. The central themes of the movie are guilt, betrayal and violence. The broad range of emotions offered a unique chance to explore many different approaches. The story is full of gritty action and dialogue and offered the chance to utilize Victorian era type and variation in size and design to express the dynamic nature of the action and characters of the film.
This invitation was designed for my wedding. The tree motif suggests the strength of the wedding union. A limited color palette and delicate pink border lend to an overall sophistication. A unique, textural script ensures that the invitation is eye-catching while the formal, centered type layout remains true to the vernacular of standard wedding invitations. I produced an edition of two hundred wedding invitations. Each one was trimmed by hand and accompanied by an rsvp card and an illustrated direction sheet.
OVERTIME IN AMERICA
About one-fifth of all American workers are on the clock over fifty hours per week. With some exceptions, there are no federal protections for workers who refuse mandatory overtime. This book examines these issues in detail. It is heavily typographic, with select photographs and statistical charts. I looked at account logs and corporate memorandums for inspiration.
This piece is a journal devoted to craft’s relationship with design. Craft is an integral component to the design process, and designers should explore hand-made processes in order to discover new, exciting concepts that stand out from our increasingly digital world. I set out to find or develop content that related to craft or design or both. The three-column grid system was developed to maintain cohesiveness. I chose to use a limited color palette to create a strong visual consistency in this project. The bold asymmetrical graphic elements added a dynamic feeling to the layout.
Louvin Brothers Poster
This concert poster was created in honor of the Louvin Brothers, a close-harmony country act from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Their fire-and-brimstone music is unlike anything heard today. The older brother Ira was a deeply flawed individual, even though he sang some of the most moving songs ever recorded about the Christian experience. The look of the poster had to fit the country music aesthetic.
2012 Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon Poster
I designed this poster in a matter of only four hours. It was created as part of a design competition within the graphic design department. Publix wanted scad students to design the participant’s posters for the 2012 Georgia Marathon in Atlanta. All of the work was done in Photoshop. The crumpled paper and the green text are suggestive of Publix shopping bags.
This poster advertises a lecture on Caslon. This old style serif typeface was the first widely popular and original British typeface. Caslon became so successful that typesetters developed the slogan ‘when in doubt, use Caslon.’ Benjamin Franklin was a very strong supporter and it was used in the printing of the Declaration of Independence. Its popularity crested as the fever of independence was permeating throughout the colonies. The Union Jack presses down on Old Glory representing the oppression of the British Empire on the American colonies.