I’m so excited for my two new prints. I bought them from Rob Hann himself, who is my East Village neighbor and lives a couple blocks away. It was a tough choice to pick just two (check out his site) but here is what I settled on:
They both shared a few dichotomies like isolation vs. sprawl, nature vs. man, desert vs. oasis, luxury vs. simplicity. I think they make a good pair. Can’t wait to get them framed!
I have always been extremely fascinated by the personal stationary of powerful people. While I may be presumptuous to think that they choose selectively with intention and with great attention to detail… It simply provokes me to question why they chose what they chose. What were they thinking when they picked the maroon damask envelope lining?
That being said, I stumbled upon Mark Zuckerberg’s personal stationary online and it stayed with me all day. Take a look. Apply some of that Psychology you learned in PSYCHE 101 and it becomes pretty interesting. In one form or other, personal stationary is a projected manifestation of how one wishes to be perceived and presented.
Here’s a quote from the designer: “Mark gets a lot of mail thanking him from people with amazing personal stories made possible because of Facebook. We wanted to make something a little more personal and special for him to respond.”
By Ben Berry
Sometimes, I wish I made book covers for a living. Here are some rejected book covers in an article published by the NYT.
I really like the yellow Sag Harbor cover and the calligraphic Wetlands.
Its really lame that I can’t embed Issuu files into WordPress. Oh well. Click here to see my project!
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Here’s New York:
I’m still not quite in the knack of branding, but here are some interesting concepts I came up with on the fly. They are for my friend’s menswear collection. I only had a day to work and think about them. Somehow, I just couldn’t get it down in one sitting. Better luck next time.
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