Judging a book by its cover is a good thing, trust us. This cover's logotype emerged from the ether, but its inspiration lies in the symbol in the cover photograph. Our catalogue design here, Encountering the Journey, features photographer Judith Lanius' recent work from northeast India. Published by Hidden Leaves, printed in Berkeley by Edition One Books, 10 X 13 inches, 68 pages.
This pop-up book was created for a group exhibition at Gallery Route One. The pages are silhouettes of cloud patterns along the top and occasional negative clouds in between; made from 80# cover and printed on a laser printer. Proceeds from sale of this book donated to the gallery.
Our sites effectively integrate state-of-the-art functionality with decades of communication arts experience. As original as our clients, our sites are completely customized and can feature viewing galleries, user-editable components, secure fund-raising links, videos, shopping carts—the possibilities are endless.
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Logotype for magazine on global consciousness
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Our experience includes corporate, non-profit, individual, and retail branding. Our lengthiest brand stewardship is for Jewelerswerk Galerie. They've commissioned a range of designs over our 26 year collaboration — almost 300 announcements; letterhead package for 3 locations; signage; original website design; ongoing annual site development — to ensure their brand articulation is understood globally.
Our capabilities include art direction and design of quality exhibition catalogues for international museum retrospectives, site specific installations and gallery shows. Our cover to cover expertise includes designing jackets and text in full-color with multi-formatted interiors of up to 264 pages; meeting consecutive international design review deadlines; color continuity throughout including on-site press supervision (web and sheetfed runs).
What can we help your organization to communicate...? Environmental commitment? Scientific data? Your worldview? These are a few of the objectives for the design of this identity brochure for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. It features essays by Peter Russell, Angeles Arrien, and David Cooperrider. The cover has a matte varnish over a metallic bronze ink with a spot gloss varnish on the photos; 9 x 12 inches, diagonal pockets, fund-raising insert, 32 pages. © McEver Design
This kit was designed to launch, promote, and attract funding for Spirit Rock Meditation Center's successful twenty-five million dollar capital campaign known as Transforming Hearts, Changing the World. The images and editorial treatments throughout the prospectus were selected to complement and enhance the Center's brand and to express the intended uses for donated funds. The kit was designed for presentation to high-end donors. In keeping with Spirit Rock's environmental commitment, the brochure was printed with soy inks on recycled paper. FOR MORE
Our experience includes cover to cover art direction and design of magazine prototypes like Shift, (here); as well as creating ongoing issues for existing magazine brands. Designing the premier issue of a magazine involves creating the overall look and feel of the publication; establishing visual depth and branding standards for ongoing issues; designing features and departments; cover formatting and art direction; establishing an annual art budget; and art direction of contributing artists. Valerie Hammond, David Hockney, Alex Grey, and Linda Connor are among the artists reproduced here; Marilyn Schlitz and Satish Kumar among the authors. Shift is printed on recycled paper using soy inks.
Our reputation for craftsmanship has been earned designing quality editions for renowned trade publishers and pioneering e-book publishers. Our capabilities include art direction and design of book covers — flapped jackets for foil-stamped clothbound editions and softback versions — fiction and nonfiction.
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The publishing standards of exacting clients like The Learning Channel and US News & World Report are the foundation of our magazine design work. Having worked within their sizable budgets, the $0 illustration budget for IONS (right) was initially, a challenge. The solution: creating a network of museum-calibre artists willing to donate their work. This barter resulted in the pairing of resonant work from: Cy Twombly, David Hockney, Joanne Mattera, Adam Fuss, Dorrit Yacoby, Hossein Valamanesh, Wolfgang Laib, Helen Frankenthaler, James Turrell, Chris Drury, the Starn Twins, and Susan Rothenberg) with editorial themes ranging from lucid dreaming to quantum theory.
Here, our catalogue design wraps the bucolic 1880's riverside of Paris around one hundred-seventy-three works by Renoir, Monet, Manet, Sisley, Pissaro, Morisot, and Caillebotte. The impeccably researched catalogue includes a chapter showing xrays of the masterpiece as the mise en scène developed: preliminary group sketches, and preliminary models — who ultimately were uninvited to Luncheon of the Boating Party. Published by the Phillips Collection for their exhibition, "Impressionists on the Seine." Full-color; jacketed clothbound and paperback editions; 10 x 12 inches, 264 pages, printed by Sfera, Milan.