EVENT FLYER: Big Banana Burlesque

Burlesque seems to be the new(ish), hip thing for the ladies these days. Complete with comedy, music, and chicks that aren’t anorexic thin, burlesque has held onto its retro roots and aesthetic and my flyers for this event, held in NYC, attempts to capture that feel, provide information for the event, and keep it all readable.

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flyer front

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flyer back

 

PICTURE RESEARCH: Snapshot Picture Library Series (Fog City Press)

Working with Weldon-Owen and Fog City Press, I selected images that suited each title that I worked on. We were under very strict budget constraints, as Fog City Press publishes bargain books for sale through Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.

Weldon-Owen’s Snapshot Picture Library Page

This series produced both coffee table style hardcover books and corresponding baby’s board books using the same images but different text geared to the small child.

BOOK COVER DESIGN & PRODUCTION: INsiders Series (Simon & Schuster/Weldon-Owen)

I came onto this project after the first few books were designed and produced and they needed someone who was a designer, but who also knew print and how printing really happens. Oceans was the first book that I worked on. The cover design was complete, but I jumped on for the production work. This series is a printing extravaganza, featuring 3 levels of sculptural emboss, 2 different varnishes, and a foil underlay! After Oceans, I put together the cover designs for Human Body, Predators, Insects & Spiders, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Sharks, and Knights & Castles under Weldon-Owen Art Director Kelly Booth and Creative Director Gaye Allen. The series is geared towards the tween market and is printed on paper over board. Paperback versions intended for school use only were also produced (by me) and printed, but without varnish and foil underlays. (Inline links will take you to simon & schuster’s book description pages.)

 

BOOK DESIGN: Unix Textbook

On this project I designed the chapter-style pages of this Guide to Unix & Linux, creating each instance of text and figure styling as the author completed each chapter, working in Adobe InDesign. I also did all of its technical illustration.

Click here to download a sample chapter featuring all design elements and formatting styles. (pdf, 3.3 mbs)

Sample Illustrations: