I recently sold a collection of early twentieth century watches in preparation for the Apple watch revolution. Before letting go of these treasures, I took some macro photos of the distressed lettering adorning their delightful and distinctive faces. I’m fond of this style of robust lettering.
Morvillo Abramowitz is the top white collar defense litigation boutique in the nation. We designed their new brand identity and a typographic website that is responsive — it re-sizes on-the-fly for mobile devices.
Firm: Decker Design
Backend Developer: Animus Rex
I spotted these curious artworks at Baruch College while attending a concert there recently.
Sculpture made from cash register parts by Nat Werner: “Peacock”
Sculpture made from typewriter parts by Nat Werner: “Mask of Messumeh”
I’ve designed over one hundred identities for real estate developers nationwide. Retail, multi-use, commercial, industrial, residential, hospitality, master-planned communities, and everything in-between.
A few technical details depicted in the 100-page branding guidelines for this international law firm. We handled every aspect of the concept, design, and implementation—from business paper to website to signage.
Firm: Ross Culbert & Lavery, Inc.
Graphic design was transformed by Steve Jobs/Apple. We owe him a huge debt. In 1989 Postscript allowed desktop computers and printers to accurately render colors, designs, images, and most importantly, typography. This innovation led to a paradigm shift in the creation of marketing materials, videos, and interactive media.
My first professional setup was a Mac IIcx, an Apple Laserwriter, a Radius 19 inch monitor that weighed about 200 lbs., a 14.4 mbps modem. I paid $25,000 which included a service contract an a few other bells and whistles—and I was happy to pay it. We transmitted our ads and page layouts to a service bureau in New Jersey by dedicated modem, and received monochromatic Linotronic output pages the next day by messenger. It reduced our typesetting costs by 10 fold overnight.
This season brochure cover for the America Composers Orchestra is based on the Italian Futurist art movement from the early 20th century. Futurists were fond of portraying movement, and in this case, sound.