Coming soon to design blogs near you.

I'm so excited about some of the stuff I'm involved in. Expect to see some of the following soon, yo: Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Display, invites to the 30th Anniversary for AiH, several new displays that will go up in the next week or so, volume 9 of the artlog, a graphic design mobile, new stuff all around for AiH.

Oh also, I'm helping but together an AIGA Houston get-together where John Bielenberg is going to speak, so expect to see the collateral for that, I'm not designing it—my friend Nuzi is, so expect to see what amazing stuff she comes up with, the concepts we talked about are great. The event is March 6, 2008, so this is a little advanced to even talk about it, but keep it in the back of your heads for when it draws closer.

I hope everyone has a good holiday over the next few weeks. Just because school is out for the students, doesn't mean it's out for me. Expect to see more posts soon.

Vive la 1970's.


Vonderkid: Eric Cartman

So, my obsession lately? My obsession is altering type until it's almost not type, and playing with the way colors overlay. I love things that look a bit vintage, or vintage "revised." I think design in the 70's was sooooo beautiful. Below is an experient with the typeface ITC Avant Garde and the typical rainbow colors (forshadowing of work to come? maybe… : ) ).

30 years of creative excellence—the beginning of a brand

So, our 30th aniversary is coming up here at old AIH, and we have to start getting into the spirit for the big party next year. This is the start of a lot of new collateral (expect to see really cool new stuff soon.) coming out for AIH. This is a poster series that is displayed on the first floor, by the elevators of our fine building. We were just trying to set a mood and almost gave a table of contents of the displays on the other floors, 5th floor-web design & interactive media, 3rd floor, photography, 2nd floor digital filmmaking & video production. The rest of the 30th stuff is more concept driven, and boy and I'm proud of it. Expect to see lots of 1970's inspired design, but updated. Will post soon.

Portfolio Show Fall 07

Here is a Portfolio Show invite that Eric, my intern, and myself did very fast (in like an hour) for the Fall Portfolio Show at The Art Institute of Houston. The whole concept centered around time and different turns of phase dealing with time. Eric did the Illustrations; I did the layout and type creation. If you live in the Houston, TX area, come out and see amazing work from our Graduates including Eric, and my ex-intern Allison Ripley!! I'm so proud!! Thursday, December 13, 2007, from 11-7. It'll be great!!

Because I always prefer a good environmental shot

Environmental shots of the DFL poster.
Model: my current intern, Eric Castorena (website, blog)