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Deco Distilling is moving into their new production facility, complete with a Tasting Room that will be open on weekends, so they needed new business cards. We helped them out with a nice refresh that’s equal parts vintage Deco and rock-and-roll. While the spirits are hand-crafted, these cards are all about sales, so we put an ad on the back for their delicious new Coffee Rum. And, yes that is a Silver Medal from the 2011 World Spirits Competition. Thanks for noticing....

We've just completed a soft-launch for the new Distillery Row Website. There’ll be more content and features added soon, but the new site, built on the Wordpress publishing platform, is open for business! Take a look around and learn about the craft distilling revolution happening in Portland, and more specifically in the 20 city blocks of the SE Industrial Area. Meet the Row distilleries: Deco Distilling, House Spirits Distillery, Integrity Spirits, New Deal Distillery and Stone Barn Brandyworks, and plan your next tasting tour of the Row!  ...

Here's something a little different from us: a series of web banner ads for the 2011 Seattle Erotic Ball. The campaign we designed included posters, postcards, and print and web advertising, and was full of loud colors, grungy textures and gothic type. As you can see, we're fully adept at many different design styles and aesthetics. ...

If you’re wondering why we haven't been posting much to our blog lately, the answer is simple. We’ve been busy getting to know some very nice new clients* and creating some very nice new design work for them! Who are these businesses you ask? Here they are...

We were asked to design this full-color poster for a very special event at the Benson Hotel benefitting Foundation Batum and Mama of Africa. The poster shows photos of the group's work in Cameroon, and features the son of the Foundation's founder Nicolas Batum (who just happens to play for the Portland Trail Blazers). The Gastronomic Soirée takes place on Wednesday March 16th at 6:00pm, and you can get your tickets at Tickets Oregon....

Here's a new site we designed, that's actually a resurrection of a site previously online from 2006-2008. Smells Like Pop is a music magazine published "by pops and people who smell like pops." Writers for the site hail from up and down the West Coast from Portland to the SF Bay Area to Los Angeles. The site is co-edited by David Bailey (DBDA), so now you can hear what kind of music makes him feel zippy!...

We recently had the pleasure of creating new branding for Distillery Row, a guild of six distilleries all operating in the Southeast Industrial District of Portland. The distilleries, Integrity Spirits, House Spirits, New Deal Distillery, Deco Distilling, Stone Barn Brandyworks and Highball Distillery are all known locally and many nationally for creating premium hand-crafted spirits. We know because we've tried them all, and they're all delicious! [gallery link="file" columns="5"] Because of their history in the neighborhood and the old-school way in which they create their products, we decided to reflect those aspects of the Row and create a logo with a retro-industrial...

Here's a fun poster we just did for the Pearl District’s Claus and Paws holiday benefit event for Dove Lewis. If you have a dog or cat, or even something more exotic please bring your little friend down to Lexidog Pearl on Sunday, December 5th from 11AM to 3PM and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. Yes, that's where the name came from. Did you think that it was the exciting story of a cranky cat who drinks too much and a seemingly dim-witted, but actually quite intelligent dog who work as extra Christmas help in the Pearl District,...

Full-color postcard for the Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar, a benefit event for the Laurelhurst School. Want to enjoy some family fun (live music, horse-drawn wagon rides and fresh-baked goodies) and purchase some very Portland-y (all local) arts and crafts for everyone on your Holiday shopping list? Then get thee to the Winter Bazaar!...

Logo and business cards for new internet television site, Open Affairs that will examine transparency in all aspects of technology, government and healthcare. The red "person" is a combination of the O and the A of the name and also symbolizes a transmission tower broadcasting to the world and (if you squint really hard), a keyhole for unlocking previously hidden information....