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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AARON DRAPLIN. PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 1st, Aaron is swinging back through Philadelphia on the spring-leg of his Pretty Much Everything book tour. He asked if I’d host an event and, with the help of PhilaU’s graphic design program, I’m happy to help make it happen. Please see below as we have a logo workshop (very limited seating!) and also an evening lecture (expect about 200 area creatives). Here’s the direct link:

https://sddesign.ticketleap.com/draplin/

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We hope you can join us!

HAPPY STUFFING DAY!

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 4:58 pm

In order to prep for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Yellow Pig Day assigned me the challenge to create artwork for Stuffing Day. I thought it would be fun to try to jam-pack (aka stuff) all the tasty ingredients for Thanksgiving stuffing into a repeatable lettering pattern inspired by the work of Mario Zucca and Julia Rothman. Hope you enjoy this… And, of course, your Thanksgiving!

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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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AIGA PHILADELPHIA: MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 11:08 am

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NO PLASTIC SLEEVES

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 10:09 am

Danielle Currier posted our new portfolio and promo book on her blog, No Plastic Sleeves, and we couldn’t be happier! We enjoyed teaming up with Bella Forte for our custom box build, Ali Doucette for printing and binding on our book, and Sam Fritch Photo for the wonderful photography. Check out the full article at: http://blog.noplasticsleeves.com/the-multi-uses-of-steve-decusatiss-portfolio-book/

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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.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 10:08 am

We recently designed, wrote, lettered, and produced a poster to support and benefit Doctors Without Borders. This was part of a large platform, Posters Against Ebola, which fights against the recent Ebola outbreak and was organized by Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel.

100% of all proceeds from all poster purchases go directly to Doctors Without Borders. We’re hoping to raise money for the heroes as they aid many people in need and we thank everyone who has purchased a poster so far… Your contributions and donations are very much valued and appreciated!

Our poster design was hand silk-screened by Roman Hasiuk with silver metallic ink on French Paper. Take a look below, and make sure to learn more about the project and see other poster designs here: http://postersagainstebola.com/

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