I designed the poster to announce two lectures by actor, director and art historian Peter Weller. As he spoke on connections between the Renaissance and the current eras in painting and film, the artwork blends and updates religious imagery, methods and styles. (That’s a background from a Giotto painting behind the top portrait.) According to Dr. Weller’s note on my signed copy, “I have never looked better.”
My redesign of the program for the annual Old Dominion University Model United Nations Conference (ODUMUNC) was published last month. The project began in summer of last year and was supervised by Dr. Aaron Karp of the ODU Political Science & Geography Department in his capacity as Director of the event. The 6.5 x 8.5, 32-page booklet (including cover) is used by participants to provide information on conference activities and guidelines, and serves as a souvenir of the event. The brief was not to diverge substantially from the existing layout but to sharpen and bring it into InDesign. Previous programs had been crafted in a text program and, considering the limitations, wasn’t that bad. I tightened by the overall layout, added page footers and bolder folios, created a running strip of flags across all pages, redrew the hotel map (or drew, as the original was a crude multi-generation CAD output) and moved it to the center spread, replaced thr default Times and Helvetica with Mr. and Mrs. Eaves, and drew a new masthead, keeping the spirit of the prior versions, which swayed from Helvetica to a Grotesque unpredictably with the year. It’s taken from an early UN security council vote. Most of the work was structuring the many lists in the book. I was particularly gratified that the cover image, which I created simply as a placeholder, stayed as the cover throughout.
This November, I was one of the designers participating in the National Novel Writing Month‘s annual “30 Days, 30 Covers” event. The writers must write a complete novel over the month, then the designer has three days to devise a cover for the selected book. My cover features an image of an artwork by Marcella Stasa and type by Mark Andresen.
This is the latest announcement I produced for the ODU organization Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs (IEPA). I’ve been the designer for IEPA since its founding and devised the logo and format for materials.