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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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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WORDS TO LIVE BY

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 4:59 pm

We recently contributed some “Words to Live by” (AIGA’s words – Not ours) to AIGA Philadelphia’s Mentorship advice book. Always be a student, and – like, some other valid stuff.

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GET OUT THE VOTE

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 2:55 pm

We recently designed a couple posters to raise awareness for the upcoming election. More information about this group exhibition put on by AIGA Philadelphia can be found here: http://philadelphia.aiga.org/event/gotvclose/ >> Below photo by AIGA Philadelphia taken at City Hall. Make sure to get out the vote this November!

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YELLOW PIG DAY

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 5:01 pm

Our friends at Yellow Pig Day (a website specializing in celebrating weird holidays) asked us to develop some artwork for recent holidays. We’ve been tasked to create something — an illustration, video, photo, animation, etc. — for Polar Bear Day, National Angel Food Cake Day and America Recycles Day. Below are the results:

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USB Card promo

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 10:24 pm

Jeff Levinson and the fine folks at USB Memory Direct invited me to participate in making some promotional business card-sized USB flash drives. I decided to apply a couple different typographic/lettering images to them and think they turned out really great. Plus, they hold 8 gigs each! I’ve already given out a couple to designer friends who really seem to like ’em… If you want one, just let me know. Take a look at the pics below:

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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.

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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.

NO PLASTIC SLEEVES

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 9:54 am

It is an honor to have our promo book on NoPlasticSleeves.com. Many thanks to Danielle Currier for taking the time to review our work and post it to their blog. We really appreciate it and love the No Plastic Sleeves book as well. Design, layout and binding by design intern, Ali Doucette.

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AIGA HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP!

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 11:36 am

We’re happy to announce that our PHILA/PENNA shirts will be for sale at AIGA Philadelphia’s Pop-Up shop! They’re available in a variety of sizes and in Men’s and Women’s cuts. They’re super comfortable, Made in the USA, and make a killer gift!

Visit 72 North 2nd Street (at Arch Street)…There will be a wide-range of designer gifts from many talented Philadelphia-area designers and artists. More below from AIGA Philadelphia’s website:

Friends don’t let friends gift ugly holiday sweaters. ‘Tis the season for local design talent to shine: AIGA Philadelphia will be cleverly transforming SPACE into a Pop-Up Shop for December! The SPACE Pop-Up Shop will open on First Friday—December 6th—with additional hours through December (Thursdays 3–7pm, Fridays & Saturdays 1–7pm). We look forward to kicking off the holiday season with the Philly community!

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PA GENERAL STORE

Posted by Steve DeCusatis @ 11:06 am

We are very pleased to now have our PHILA/PENNA t-shirts available in the Pennsylvania General Store in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Pick one up today for the holiday season! They’re designed by us in Philly, screen-printed in Pennsylvania, super comfortable, and the shirts are Made in the USA.

This is the latest news in our most recent self-initiated studio project! Stay tuned — We’re hoping to get some in their downtown Reading Terminal Market location as well, but for now, you’ll have to visit their Chestnut Hill store. Their Chestnut Hill store address is 8518 Germantown Ave., Phila., Penna. 19118. Their hours are Monday – Saturday (10 AM to 6 PM); Sunday (11 PM to 5PM).

Some photos below of the store-front, our custom tags and shirt labels, and our shirts in their store. Enjoy!

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