Dailey Crafton and I created the7lessonteacher.com, a site built to feature John Taylor Gatto’s essay, “The Seven Lesson School Teacher.” We created this in order to provide a platform for Gatto, with the intention to reflect on, and question the traditional school system as we know it today.
We began with the website, then developed posters, which feature some key ideas in his essay. We then posted the posters up promote the site’s launch on the last day of school in NYC.We hope you enjoy the site, and are inspired to learn more about alternative schooling methods, and even to take action in your community to make school an enjoyable fulfilling learning experience.Special thanks to John Taylor Gatto for giving us his blessing to disseminate his writings, and his kind words of encouragement.
livefrombklyn and I just finished up another Lockstep Studio project for the Department of Education’s SEP Showcase – a celebration of work created by students of the NYC Software Engineering Pilot Program. The concept for this visual direction started with a loose interpretation of algorithms as “a set of rules that precisely defines a sequence of operations.” Basic geometric shapes were used to create a system of letterforms. The shapes can be remixed to create new combinations (new letters, new patterns, new relationships between shapes.) This versatile set of combinations can be remixed to create an “active” visual language for the event.
This poster series came out of a collection of images taken of old cars I have taken photos of throughout the years, in traveling to different cities, and within New York. Soon to be screen printed.
'Make Yourself Big' is an ePublication designed for Amy Cuddy's research on body posture, and how it relates to stress and testosterone levels in the body, effecting your mental state in a very measurable, biological way. Open up your posture, and you'll become more confident.
Inspired by Amy’s TED Talk.
Download a PDF of the entire epublication here.
Amateurs _ exhibition logo
Amateurs was a collaborative exhibition showcasing the work of 10 artists. December 1 - 5, 2010 during Art Basel in Miami, Florida. For more detailed information about Amateurs, please visit the project’s blog, which archives the show from start to finish: www.theamateursshow.blogspot.com. This exhibition was designed, curated, and coordinated in collaboration with Juan Carlos Pagan, Gaius Benbow, and Ben Coppelman. Hosted by MRKT in Miami, Florida.
Two options for a book cover exploratory for The New Press.
Reasonably Suspicious _ The first project in a series titled “Reasonably Suspicious.” Created for “Amateurs”, an exhibition at MRKT during Miami's Art Basel 2010.
Book design showcasing the work of Parsons School of Design’s 2009 BFA Communication Design graduates.
Logo for Piccola Trattoria, an italian restaurant located in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
This project is in process.
The following is a poster design for the launch of Malleable Grotesque, a typeface designed by Juan Carlos Pagan. When viewed closely, the letterforms have fluid curves and distinctive contours that can only appropriately appear malleable. The concept for this poster was to reimagine the process of drawing and shaping each letterform, as if forming each curve by hand.
A project that called for artists to interpret the theme “send help.” I decided to make typographic piñatas that would hang in the exhibition space to spell out SET ME FREE. They’re made out of chipboard and tissue paper, each standing 10” in height.
Hudson Valley Tours _ logo
Hudson Valley Tours is the newest addition to the hudson river valley, setting out to take visitors on explorations of culture, history, arts, and nature that the region has to offer. Logo treatment and corresponding materials focus on the main drive of the company, which was to appeal to people through nature. Hudson Valley Tour’s mission is to provide mini adventures close to home, and closer to nature, each one comprised of carefully collected sights.
Zombie Dolls _ The design and packaging for a series of handmade and hand-painted dolls. The concept references 1950’s culture, combining vintage beach scenes with horror movie aesthetics of the time, directly building the connection between the dolls themselves and the imaginary world they derived from.