The idea was to create something that reinforces the idea of publishing a project in its current state. The web is constantly evolving, and sometimes you just have to say “SHIP IT!” to get something done. I started out with some large type and some ship drawings, and that gave way to larger type. Eventually, it grew to five posters, all three feet long. I cut them out, and added strips of paper to fill the gaps. It’s imperfect, just like the idea. SHIP IT!
Working on a Chip Kidd Coffee Hour poster was a dream come true. He was one of the first graphic designers I discovered when I was younger, and I’ve always thought his book covers were astute and unpredictable. His love of Batman is something fierce, and I paid tribute to his fandom with a simple, hand-illustrated/written poster, which was then hand screen printed. (more…)
I recently had the pleasure of blowing the dust off an old project that hasn’t been seen by many eyes yet. Two years ago MailChimp acquired TinyLetter, a beautifully simple email newsletter app. Shortly after that came a new marketing site, rebrand, and lastly the task of creating a limited run of TinyLetter branded stationary for select users. (more…)
A few months ago, Stephen Martin (MC mobile developer/designer) and I started the slow process of rethinking the MailChimp mobile app icons. During our initial exploration Louie Mantia gave a talk at the Renaissance Conference about icon families. This talk helped define our goal: keep the individual brand personality of each app while unifying the visual language. (more…)