Design

We designed these handsome labels for Eastside Distilling’s new 4-Year Barrel-Aged Bourbon Whiskey that’s named after the famous (or is that infamous) Civil War General, Ambrose Burnside. Burnside had such striking facial hair that we now call those things on your face, just in front of your ears, sideburns. Get it? Burnside – sideburns. While some spirits are said to “put some hair on your chest,” at 96 proof Burnside Bourbon just might “put some sideburns on your face!” And it says so, right on the back label....

We’ve been too busy to post any new stuff to the blog lately, but we wanted to share these nice new business card designs for studio-98, a contemporary candid wedding (and event) photography studio in the Northwest. Not coincidentally, we’re also working on their new website that we hope to share with you soon....

More ideas from the Less-is-More files: A series of four mini billboards for Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning quickly communicate the competitive advantages of the company with one-word headlines. The panels are big and bright so they can be easily read from cars on the street. Whether you read the secondary copy or not, the big idea is already intertwined with the company name and logo, and hopefully stuck in your head. Click the image for a larger view. ...

We just designed these groovy (and loud) business cards for Smells Like Pop, an on-line music magazine with “music news, opinion, blather and snark.” The writers of SLP (of which I myself am one!) are for the most part all “Pops” (or at least old enough to smell like a pop) and hail from up and down the West Coast. You can read some reviews, editorials and features at smellslikepop.com...

Funny how you can be so busy sometimes that you completely forget about what you've been working on! Today we made a visit to one of our local clients, Deco Distilling and were surprised to see these cards on their counter. Hey, who did these?! Oh, yeah ...

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 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 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,...