Doing design work for your friends is a precarious process. Because of the intimacy involved, there’s usually a little bit of fancy footwork required; and some of the time, it can turn into a rather arduous commitment. On the other hand, when the collaboration clicks and you’re working with the right kind of people, some really magical things can happen. Case in point: gold paper.
Chris Righter and Seth Goodwin are two local musicians in Springfield, MO, who also book tons of touring bands. They are two awesome guys who also support my art by constantly asking me to do posters for their shows. They let me do what I want, and encourage me to push as many boundaries as possible with my illustration and design, as well as the size and detail of my project.
For this poster for the touring act Twin Killers, I chose to print on over sized gold poster board to really give the project a flashy pop that would grab people’s attention.
The idea with all the posters I do for this particular client is to really stand out from the other bland posters that litter the walls of our town. Concept and traditional applications are ignored for artistic choices, such as the zigzagging type on this poster, which hopefully incites curiosity in Springfield natives to come and see the shows that these posters are advertising.
Printing these myself was a real hassle. I like the opportunity to play in ink, but the smooth surface of this coated gold poster really presented a challenge. Layers had to be printed in one go, or ink would easily smear and smudge, and the drying time was insane!
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Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
Speak Up (2002 – 2009) / Discussing, and looking for, what is relevant in, and the relevance of, graphic design. Archives Only.
Word It (2003 – 2010) / Encouraging creative diversity in the community through monthly, one-word challenges. Archives Only.
Brand New Classroom (2010 – 2011) / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity workArchives Only.
Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.
The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.
The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.
Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.
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Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand New Awards / Celebrating the best identity work produced around the world.
FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.
Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.
Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.
The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.