Signs of Americana

While on the road, one of my photographic themes was to collect images of old signage of vintage cafes, diners, motels, and other roadside establishments. I collected about 35 images in total… here are a few of them on display.




Corkboard or Art?

The design (by me) and construction (by Jake Soder) of this project was a bit of an evolution, but ultimately I wanted a large corkboard to cover the wall above my desk for posting notes, ideas and creative inspiration. I have an aversion to whiteboard covered walls and huge corkboards that feel empty, sparse or unfinished. Therefore with this project I aimed to make the board a piece of art in itself. I combined a dark brown organic looking cork with squares of brushed steel (for dry erase and magnets) and added a 1/2 inch white wooden frame…. creating an overall fusion of rustic and modern. I initially planned on one large composition, but then decided to divide it into two smaller ones for flexibility… allowing me to move them to two different walls if desired and to change the composition up regularly by rotating one or both of the boards.

The design:

In progress:

Final boards mounted on the wall:

Craig Mundie’s Conference Room

This project (via Filter) was to design the default state of eight screens covering the walls of Craig Mundie’s (Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft) conference room. The themes were a fusion of geometric post-modernism and organic Asian elements. Because these designs are projected quite large and viewed from various distances, the intention was to create simple elegant forms from far away with fine detail and texture up close.