HI-RES LIVE

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 10:11 am

Many thanks to Ryan Starr for inviting me to be part of the design panel for the latest Hi-Res live episode. Also, thank you to everyone who came out and watched the show live. Props to Kitchen Table Gallery for hosting the event as part of Philly Pod Festival 2017! It was a ton of fun; design giveaways, special guests, games, trivia, and more. Tune in today to listen: http://hirespod.com

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LOGOLOUNGE 10

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 9:02 am

We are super excited to have a couple logos picked for LogoLounge’s next book, Volume 10!

Two projects were picked from among the 40,000 logos reviewed by LogoLounge’s international judging panel of design superstars, including Andreas Karl, Aaron Draplin, Von Glitschka, Alex Tass, Chad Michael, Yo Santosa, Emily Oberman, Su Mathews Hale, Felix Sockwell and Alex Trochut. Many thanks to all the judges, and to Bill Gardner, who started LogoLounge!

Below are the logos selected along with some sketches that I dug up to show some of the process. In this case, both logos were hand-drawn and custom lettered. Please take a look below:

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AARON DRAPLIN

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 12:50 pm

Many, many thanks to everyone who came out to Aaron Draplin’s events this past weekend at PhilaU! It was a blast to work with Aaron on planning the day and to meet all of you who attended. We’re putting the ticket profits to good use by donating them to ACCT Philly and Philadelphia Community Arts Network. Below are some photos (most by Sam Fritch Photography) from the workshop and lecture with Aaron at the helm.

Aaron also got on the mic with Hi-Res Podcast. LISTEN HERE!

Thanks again to all—especially to Aaron for his energy and expertise over the 12-hour day, attendees from near and far, and all who helped set up and lend a hand. Anyone leave behind a T•TRAXX pencil case or a Contigo water bottle? If so, I have ’em for you! Cheers!

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TANDEM DESIGN CONFERENCE 2016

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 10:21 am

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Mario Zucca (colleague, friend and illustrator) and I co-hosted a lecture and workshop at this year’s Tandem Design Conference. Tandem is an annual student-run design conference at PhilaU (http://www.tandem-conference.com/).

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Photo by Sam Fritch

Our lecture, Design + Illustration + Collaboration + Integration, covered our journeys since graduating from Tyler School of Art. We discussed being business owners and educators, integrating workflows, and collaborations on many projects. Various work and interdisciplinary collaborations with other designers, illustrators, animators, clients and more were shared with students and professionals alike.

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We also led a workshop, titled Exquisite Workshop, which focused on collaborating with fellow attendees to create wildly fun exquisite corpses. We encouraged image-making, collaboration, and media experimentation in this hands-on workshop. The attendees reviewed their work, shared the creations, and then posted via social media for future connections.

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We would like to thank the folks at Tandem for inviting us and also thank everyone who attended the events. It was a blast!

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WeWork Logo Interview

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 10:05 pm

Kylie Ora Lobell recently interviewed us for WeWork and asked us the importance of a strong logo mark. This is one of those topics we can certainly talk about for a long time…We enjoyed answering many questions on the subject matter and some of our thoughts made the post. Interested in a new logo design? If so, please let us know! For now, take a look and read the WeWork Creator article here:

https://creator.wework.com/start-your-business/5-tips-for-creating-a-killer-company-logo/

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HI-RES DESIGN PODCAST

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 1:06 pm

Many thanks to Ryan Starr for inviting me to record episode 10 on his awesome Philly-based design podcast, Hi-Res. LISTEN HERE!

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ANARCHY IN… GRAPHIC DESIGN

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 1:44 pm

We know what we want and we know how to get it! Creative Anarchy out now; get it! We’re honored to have a couple projects – shown below – in the latest publication from HOW Books. Learn HOW to break the rules of graphic design for creative success! Written by Denise Bosler, and we can certainly vouch for this. It’s certainly a good one! More info and ordering can be found here: http://creativeanarchy.is/awesome/#

Cover by Denise Bosler.

Cover by Denise Bosler.

Secondary cover by Denise Bosler.

Secondary cover by Denise Bosler.

Business card design by (and for) Steve DeCusatis. Photo by Steve DeCusatis.

Business card design by (and for) Steve DeCusatis. Photo by Steve DeCusatis.

Identity and business cards by Steve DeCusatis. Photo by Sam Fritch.

Identity and business cards by Steve DeCusatis. Photo by Sam Fritch.

CREATIVE ANARCHY by HOW BOOKS

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 3:04 pm

We’re excited to announce that we will have a couple projects in Creative Anarchy by HOW books! Keep an eye out for this upcoming publication around December 2014. Isn’t the cover design by Denise Bosler, author, pretty darn cool?! You can also preorder a copy now:

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Anarchy-Graphic-Design-Success/dp/1440333327/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408037202&sr=8-1&keywords=creative+anarchy

 

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FOR ALLAN PETERS

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 1:17 pm

Allan Peters has a thing for #badgehunting so I rounded up some of my favorite logo designs I’ve worked on that could be considered enclosures, seals, or badges. Thanks for looking! Enjoy:

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MORE BUSINESS CARD LOVE

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 9:50 am

Many thanks to PaperSpecs.com for posting about our business card designs. We really appreciate the recognition and the paper resources they have on the site.

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