Tag: Typography

Last month, I had the opportunity to create some painted type titles for the Amazon Kindle homepage. Each category of books had a unique image and nice design associated with it. Thanks Justin Rusk for great the art direction!

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Berbati is a contemporary serif typeface inspired by old-world forms. Sharp edges, experimental accents, and multi-lingual glyphs make this font a perfect workhorse for any type collection. This typeface fits nicely into body copy as well as larger headline treatments. Purchase Berbati Regular below or send an email for more info on font licensing and to download a trial copy of the font.

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A peek into a recent branding with the passionate team at For Life. They will be offering a tasty selection of organic, cold-pressed juice for immunity support, energy, and overall health. A selection of iconography was created to coincide with the brands mission of finding vitalization through nature and Earth’s natural resources. For the typography, a sans serif, geometric typeface was curated to establish the minimal aesthetic. Look for these crafted elixirs in Seattle markets and fine establishments in the coming months.

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These past few months, I have been working on crafting my latest geometric font, Ojos. Crisp lines, sharp angles, and beautiful shapes make this sans-serif font specimen a solid foundation for any typographic piece or lockup. Complete with multilingual support and extensive glyph composition. Available for purchase in the online shop here.

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Last month, I had the opportunity to work with the talented folks at @natgeo on their latest food issue. The Traveler mag highlights some of the tastiest food festivals, tours, and dishes from around the globe. Some of my typography and illustrations are featured on the cover and throughout the issue. Get hungry!

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Ballasiotes was tasked with the challenge of developing an identity for the photo and direction studio, Cave, with the main goal to build a brand creative that could be applied to the studios portrait photography (subject) as well as their accessory work (object). Several concepts were designed to be used for multiple applications and mediums. Type design and photo applications were created to show the branding in use and it’s broad range of possibilities.

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I’ve been super grateful to be able to work on some fun projects these past months. Take a peek at a few works in progress, including a new branding for CAVE, some new studio photos of different products, and a bunch of new ink patterns all coming your way shortly. Thanks for looking!

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I always have a fun time getting to work with the creative individuals at Compendium here in Seattle. These typographic journals are filled with inspirational and uplifting messages to help encourage writing, brainstorming, and doodling. Compendium has a bunch of other stylie, little creative tools and you can snag this journal and others from their online shop here.

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Earlier this month, I had the chance to work with talented group at New York Magazine. Take a peek at some of the hand-drawn typography that was used for their special ‘Reasons to Love New York’ issue. You’ll also notice some concepts that went unused but are rad nonetheless.

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A few months ago, I had the chance to create hand-drawn typography and fun illustrations for AT&T promotional mailers. These cards were mailed out nationwide and I had the pleasure of working with the St. Louis agency, Rodgers Townsend on the project.

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Recently, I had the chance to create the Summer Collection, “Salt + Light”, for the clothing brand Walk in Love. The goal of their company is awesome – create products with inspiring messages and imitate God by loving others. I had a blast creating unique typography and illustrations for these tees. To browse more designs and see more, you can view their website here.

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Take a peek at a few illustrations I created highlighting some of the top cities overseas. I’m a sucker for a good color scheme and this particular combo makes me excited for summer and swimming.

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A few months back, I had the great pleasure of designing The Hymn Collection for the rad team at Walk in Love. Their tees are a reminder to love deeply and live like Jesus. The final printing and designs look brilliant! Take a look at all of the tees here

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I had a great time designing these mini cards for Compendium a little while back. I particularly like the uplifting messages and printed items this company creates. Take a peek at a few of the cards I created below.

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I’m super excited to share my first font, Estadio, which is now available online. Estadio is a hand-drawn font family in two different san Serif weights, thin and heavy. I’ve also created a handful of rad little illustrations, shapes, and inked ornaments which are available with the complete family or can be purchased separately. All english letters, special characters, and basic latin are included with each font. Pricing and more options may be viewed here.

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My wife and I tag teamed this fun little project and I’m super excited how it turned out. The Math Academy is a summer camp held at the University of Washington and brings in underrepresented high schoolers from all over the state. It’s always nice getting to work with your friends or family on a project and so this t-shirt design was a special treat. Take a peek at a few of the different versions below.

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A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with the NY Times Magazine for their Food and Drink Issue. Recently, I have been on a cooking spree so it was fun to get to do some hand-drawn typography for the issue. Take a peek at a few of the titles throughout the mag and fun images to get some cooking inspiration. Art direction and design from the very talented designer, Jason Sfetko.

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It’s been a total pleasure getting to do some hand-drawn typography work with the team at Pepsi for these new Aquafina Flavorsplash bottles and water goodies. I’ve been waiting to get to show this project for the past few months and it’s rad to see the final result. The playful branding and healthy approach behind the drinks are a refreshing take on the current soda pop market. Take a peek at a couple screenshots below…

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Dan Koch is a music producer, composer, and an all-around rad guy. His work is phenomenal. I have spent a good hour or two listening to his assortment of composed tracks in his music library – such beautiful stuff. Anyways, a few weeks ago I had the chance to meet him and work on his new branding. Take a peek at a few looks for his brandmark.

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Last year, I had the opportunity to do some hand-lettering for the Nike Fall 2013 Womens look book. It was a fun project to work on and I’m finally getting around to showing some samples. Credits Art Direction: Afton Hakes, Emily Duell Photography: Brendan Coughlin

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I had the pleasure of working with one of my best friends on this fun little branding project. He came to me with the idea of starting a non-profit, afterschool program for kids. The focus would be on engaging activities, solid moral values, and giving the kids a foundation of love and nurturing that they might not receive elsewhere. The program hasn’t begun yet, but when it does, it’s gonna be radical.

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This past month I had the opportunity to work on some branding and art direction for a rad online art shop called General Paper Co. They’re based out of New Zealand and from the sound of things, will have some awesome prints and goodies available online soon. Take a peek at a few concepts and hand-drawn logos.

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I’ve been super grateful for the opportunity to work on this campaign for the Nordstrom Shoe Clearance sale this past month. I created the illustration and typgraphy for the piece with Art Direction from Toby Milner and Moon Chang. Take a peek at a few screenshots below and some versions that didn’t make the cut but are pretty rad too. Edit: Recently, this campaign was featured in the book BASIC, which highlights nice typography from around the globe.

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Take a peek at a couple postcards I designed for Young Life International. They have an awesome goal of reaching kids for Christ globally and sending people out into the world to spread the Word. Rad right? I’ve had the pleasure of working with these guys over the past few years and also volunteering for their camps.

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