What Makes America Great! //
a collection of designs celebrating the things that artists believe make America truly great. Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions.
Bequeath Black & Bequeath Italic
Urban Armor //
One-of-a-kind line of city street gear. The line includes a vest fabricated from chain mail and subway tokens, subway token jewelry, a metrocard skirt, and shirts fashioned from an I-love-NY plastic bag.
Quills & Monteverdi Aria //
Poster and postcard for theatrical production of Quills & Monteverdi Aria at Grace Church Van Vorst
You can see images of the process of creating the print below, from sketching to printing to cleaning to signing.
You can read about the process of creating the folio in Print Magazine.
The folio is now in the collection of Chicago's Newberry Library.
Design Incubation //
Open title animation for Design Incubation panels and events.
Wordplay // Gioco di Parole //
a folio created with Erik Spiekermann, Susanna Dulkinys and Ferdinand Ulrich, and Legacy of Letters at Tipoteca in July 2017.
Fourteen artists each created a unique letterpress print for the folio.
You can see images of the process of creating the print and folio below.
You can read about the process of creating the folio on Alphabettes
A Strange Arrangement //
When I get the gig to design the
CD cover for Mayer Hawthorne's
A Strange Arrangement
(which I love),
this is what it will look like…
Art direction, design and production of a SMART Board lesson for 2nd and 3rd graders on the subject of animals interactions with plants, published and distributed by Jump Start Press.
Links in the Supply Chain of Paper //
Chart of Links in the Supply Chain of Paper, published in:
Sustainable: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients
By Aaris Sherin
Forms, Folds and Sizes, Second Edition: All the Details Graphic Designers Need to Know but Can Never Find
By Aaris Sherin and Poppy Evans
Electric Montage //
A short animated montage about life in our electric environment.
Le Edicole Sacre: The Corner Saints //
While teaching in Rome I began to document the saints and icons that adorn the Italian street corners and building edifices. While beautiful, these icons seemed out of context with contemporary Italian culture. Placed in different locations throughout the city — on the sides of buildings, on street corners, on the facades of palaces as well as more modest private homes, in gardens, on the walls of churches and the ancient walls of the city, these votive niches are called ‘Edicole Sacre’, or more affectionately ‘Madonnelle’. The term ‘edicole’ comes from the latin root ‘aedicula’, niche, diminuative of ‘aedes’, meaning temple or house of God, or of the ancestors. The Romans have coined the affectionate term ‘Madonnelle’, because most of the enshrined images depicted Madonnas. They were commissioned by noble families, private individuals, religious orders, fraternities and guilds to protect the city’s residents, visitors, houses and streets, often erected in memory of a miracle or great event. Many of the ‘Edicole’ are sculptural or mosaic, others are painted and some are a combination of both two and three-dimensional elements. Much of the beauty of these sacred shrines comes from the surrounding frames, lanterns, ornaments, ribbons, scrolls and other embellishments — angels, cherubs, clouds and rays. The ‘Edicole Sacre’ are manifestations of a cross section of spirituality, devotion, faith, protection and popular, public art. In previous centuries their lights also served the practical function of protecting pedestrians at night, currently they are a place to stop and pray, for a sick relative, or to pass an exam.
Like almost everything else in Rome they are complex and contradictory — mysterious, evocative, rough, elegant, expressive, and embellished — creating a religious atmosphere from their overseeing altitudes, often installed high up on buildings, almost invisible to the unassuming passerby. They are symbols of a time, and survivors of time, guides and protectors, yet themselves essentially unprotected, vulnerable to the city and the elements. Although seemingly minor elements of art and architecture they are a fascinating part of the historical, artistic and social heritage of the city.
The adjacent images are the beginning of an exploration of these artifacts of times gone by.
Design and execution of digital presentation materials for the CURA Foundation’s Fourth Annual Vatican Conference, ‘Unite to Cure: How Science, Technology and 21st Century Medicine will impact Culture and Society’
SJU Art & Design //
Posters/print ads for
SJU Dept of Art & Design
BFAs and scholarships