NBCUniveral’s tapped us to create logotype and key art for their new original sitcom series, Take My Wife, set to air on their new comedy streaming service, SeeSo.
Take My Wife follows the semi-autobiographical lives Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, real life wives and stand up comics, as they navigate work and relationships in the real world.
In creating the key art and logotype, we wanted to take the design sensibilities of the 50s and 60s – the era of the “atomic family” – and re-appropriate them for this new representation of family in 2016. We pulled mood and direction from classic family shows like Leave it to Beaver, poured in some midcentury color vibes, and built this beautiful key art that would go on to accompany this show as it premiered to massive critical acclaim.
Prop 64 passed and made recreational marijuana use legal here in California... so now what? As a self-initiated project, we took some of the most commonly asked questions about the new law, did some research, and posted these friendly sharable graphics on social media. Because that's what friends do for each other.
One of our favorite things was the creation of this tasty 7-pointed star logo to represent the marijuana plant. Since the legalization of recreational usage will open up the marijuana conversation to lots of new people, we believe it's incredibly important to start visually representing this industry in a clean, professional, and scalable way.
The ever-growing list of pieces we have produced for them include ground-coffee based lettering, etched and hand painted menu boards, and Keep Cups. We even developed a new gift card system for Bear Coast, the completely eliminates traditional gift cards in lieu of wooden drink tokens.
Brand design for Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church in Costa Mesa, California.
Client tasked us with designing an identity that was fresh and modern while still honoring the rich history and tradition of the Episcopal Church. Episcopal churches are often mistaken to be ancient, out of touch faith groups, when in reality the Episcopal Church has always been a radical and progressive movement; female bishops, LGBT affirming, transgender folks in ministry, etc.. In addition to wanting to look fresh and clean, it was also important that the whole thing be very understated. Not plastering their property with way-finding graphics or promotional materials. Just simple, tasteful touches that would be implemented in their 60-year-old church.
We set out to craft a intricate, beautiful, complex-yet-simple logo that would speak to this progressive nature while still feeling sacred and special. In other words, not simply looking cool and hip to attract people who don’t want to go to church, but honoring the sacredness of a church service that has been almost unchanged for hundreds of years.
We are so proud of the work we created for Saint John. It resonates just as strongly with the elderly congregation who have been Episcopals for their entire lives as much as it does with the young adults and everyone in between – so we definitely consider it a wild success.
Silkscreen printed iced coffee bottle designs for Long Beach based Recreational Coffee. Long Beach is one of our favorite cities for a number of reasons, and we wanted to capture some of the vibe that we love and put it in print.
And in case you were wondering, it's not cold-brewed.
CAMERON ESPOSITO'S MARRIAGE MATERIAL
Custom script lettering, custom built title lettering, key art and assets for Cameron Esposito's full length stand-up special Marriage Material.
Cameron came to us with a Bowie-esque vision for her album artwork, and it was an absolute blast. Not to mention, a series of supplementary illustration bits based on jokes from her special - and some of them made it to enamel pins by Valley Cruise Press!
Our personal mantra, we took to lettering and printing. The finished piece is a beautiful 16" x 20" white ink on Black Licorice French Paper, printed by Vahalla Studios in Kansas. Check it out in the store!
Craft coffee masters Portola Coffee Lab wanted to do something different from the usual Holiday Season push that every coffee shop puts out. Carrying on the shop's theme of science and exploration, we helped to develop the concept highlighting Roald Amundsen: the first explorer to reach the South Pole. The South-pointing logo makes reference to a compass needle, a pitched explorer tent, and of course the Amundsen "A". Bold, strong, and simple, this logo made quite an impact on the client's Holiday campaign. The coffee was excellent, too.
But Portola didn't stop at sourcing, roasting, and blending a super spicy and tasty Holiday coffee. Oh, no. Roald Amundsen, a man of resourceful planning and logistical mastery, was quoted as saying, "victory comes to him who has everything in order". So we worked closely with Portola to develop "Winter Victory Kits"; different boxes that included everything you need to brew coffee at home. These were a huge sell for the company throughout their holiday season, and so much fun for us to work on.
• Single covers for Universal Music Group artist Sarah Thiele
• Cinco de Mayo announcement for downtown Santa Ana's East End district
• Album cover for Influence Worship
• Selection of icons created FEBC
• Logo type for an organic-community church
• Title type treatment for South Hills Church worship album
• Movie event posters
• Logo lettering and business cards for young women's blog site
• Logo type for hardcore band And All the King's Men
• 2 tshirt designs for Moment church, used for discipleship and baptism completion, respectively