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Boot Edge Edge has the edge

Pete Buttigieg’s design team is serious about his Presidential campaign graphics. Before he officially announced his candidacy, this is was his ho-hum logo: That didn’t do a thing to make me interested in him. But after he announced, Hyperakt design firm released a...

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Novitius Pictor

Novitius Pictor Gallery 708, Salina Public Library On display through May 10 during regular library hours. RECEPTION Friday, May 3 | 4-5:30pm | Salina Public Library This collection of botanical watercolors was inspired by a recent visit to the New York Botanical...

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Beto O’Rourke: President Whataburger?

My first thought when looking at Beto O'Rourke's logo is 'yawn.' Symmetrical, no color, block letters. And design-wise, I have a criticism: kerning. There's too much space between the E and T. But this stark black and white graphic does have the potential to cement...

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Doodling with heart

I ran across a quote from Joseph Campbell and decided to illustrate it. It was a lot of fun, and I like the result. Sometimes projects with no client and no specific purpose other than to follow a spontaneous idea turn out well. Here's the quote: The goal...

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Kamala Harris: strength in simplicity

Kamala Harris has some of the best branding in the 2020 Presidential campaign so far (though not everyone agrees with me). Its strength lies in its simplicity.Harris is the only candidate who has included her tagline in the main graphic, creating a...

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Classics Meet Rock

A legend in Salina music, percussionist Dean Kranzler, asked me to design the poster and program for a concert he was planning with several well-known musician friends. We started by looking at a handful of different ideas in my sketchbook, and he immediately chose...

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Colorful campaign graphics

The son of a good friend of mine called and asked if I would design a graphic to be used in his run for mayor (surprising, as I remember him as a 13-year-old adolescent!).Sean wanted something contemporary with a color scheme other than red, white, and blue -- all...

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Something old is new again

The Masonic Temple in Downtown Salina has long held a fascination for me. In recent years, it's been sad to watch as Masonic groups moved out, activity in the building declined, and it slipped towards abandonment. In June 2017, I did a Facebook post about an article...

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Type Safari

I’m hunting for the letters of the alphabet in Salina Downtown in an adventure I'm calling ‘Type Safari.’ When I started (sometime in 2018), I wanted each of the letters to be vintage and maybe even historic — no post-1960s-urban-renewal signage allowed. Eventually, I...

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