Book & Print Productions
Ryan Guitars - Commemorative Poster & Book
Ryan Guitars are premium instruments and a good number of the brand's fans have never owned, much less played, a Ryan in person. The thirtieth anniversary of the Ryan shop was a milestone opportunity to create some pieces the fans could own, even if they couldn't strum ‘em.
Barak Wright - Concept Development, Art Direction, Vendor Selection, Production Management
Steve Thomas - Illustration
Aaron Haesert - Book Design and Layout
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is about to get personal.
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Personal project - B & V
A 400+ page book containing the complete correspondence—emails and letters—from my then-girlfriend's and my dating years. The back cover is fitted with a special mahogany panel, laser-cut and capped with Brazilian rosewood. The compartment held an enagement ring the night I presented the book for the first time. I'm pleased to say, all spectacle aside, she said yes.
Barak Wright - Concept Development, Design and Layout, Hand-Binding
Kevin Ryan - Wood Fabrication
Personal project - Dad's Dictionary
A laborious gag gift for my dad's 70th birthday for which family members helped me compile over ninety of the craziest words and expressions coined or appropriated by my father. From the back cover: Should you really be calling Chicago the "windy" city? What should you do if someone tells you to check out that "bogey"? If you're offered an "egger" should you say yes? Dad's Dictionary is the indispensable guide to understanding dad's quirky and beloved lexicon.
Barak Wright - Concept Development, Design and Layout, Production Management