Wednesday, May 2, 2007


This is a really interesting piece because the feet on this page are actually raised up over the page...i think that's referred to as embossed, please correct me if I'm wrong.
It really helps convey the meaning of the baby's footprints in plaster that your grandmother hangs on the wall.

This also stresses how important it is to have a good relationship with your printer to know just how fancy you can get with your work.


I like the way the letters butt up to the edge of the solid purple box...I used this element as inspiration for my CenterStage project.

The Grid

it's kind of hard to see from the scan, but they've got the guides from the ominous grid actually printed on this particular page...I think it's clever to take such a basic design element and illustrate it. It makes you take a moment to step back and reconsider the fundamentals.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New victorian engravers script from House 33...looks like something by Herb Lubalin with extended, fancy swashes

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Here are some really cool uses of typography from this months Print magazine.

Monday, April 2, 2007

This is a layout in JPG magazine. I really dig the black and white, minimal text, and sparseness. I love the shadow mirroring the actual image on the opposite page.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Here is the logo and business card I created for the fictitious design firm, Emily Dickinson Design Group. I used a sans serif font for less clutter to imitate the writing style of E.D. The colors are and forms are simple, clean and contemporary.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Menu Ideas

Here's an idea for a cover for our new food menu. I like using the monkey from our logo...I think it's a nice, playful element to include, but muted colors keep it in line with our general image.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Wine School!

Here's another ad I did for boss wanted something that looked "classroomy" so I photographed our chalkboard and used it as a background. I found and downloaded a font called "chalkie" on Is that breaking the rules?

Save the Chief

Saturday, February 3, 2007


Vertical for Hospitality mag


Horizontal for Hospitality Mag

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Black Party @ Boltini Lounge

Come out to celebrate (or mourn) the imminent smoking ban in Champaign at The Black Party at Boltini on Sunday, January 28, 9pm Party-throwing powerhouses sonia+andy are hosting and promise a veritable circus of clubland fetish, including surprise performances throughout the evening, and C-Us' dopest DJs Mertz & Chris O will be spinning dirty electro, funk and house in the sunken dancefloor. get your drink on with $3 Jack Daniels Mixed drinks all night lonw! Guests are encouraged to wear black, leather, rubber, or fetish.,,,with a circus twist, if you wish. You can't avoid the smoking ban in Champaign, but you certainly can still get down before it hits!

As always, NO COVER!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cool poster

William Gibson: "All Tomorrow's Parties"
Christopher Morlan, designer
Jeremy Stout, instructor
Academy of Art University
(San Fran)

"A promotional poster for William Gibson's novel, All Tomorrow's Parties. Deconstructed photos of San Fransisco's Bay Bridge provide the geometries while precariously suspended type supplies the tension of an uncertain future."

-CMYK (n0.35)

It's almost disorienting to look at close up...just imagine driving by the billboard...


A layout from CMYK magazine...I really dig the graphics on the title page, simple but eloquent.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007