The Posters









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James Goggin Lecture
*Nominated for a 2011 Adobe Design Achievements Award (ADAA) in Print Communications.


A series of modular wall announcements for a lecture at CalArts by James Goggin (Practise), Design Director at the Chicago MCA. Each announcement consisted of 28 - 8.5" x 8.5" adhesive tiles. The system consists of 41 individually designed tiles that once printed, were randomly mixed together and re-printed — allowing thousands of possible combinations. Once applied to the walls, the students of the institute were encouraged to remove and reapply the titles in undetermined configurations. The arrangements shown are inspired by mid-20th century cryptographic typesetting.

CalArts, 2011
Risograph, Color Laser, Xerox on adhesive contact sheets
59.5" x 34"



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Paranoid Machines
Poster and display type design for a lecture examining gnostic mythologies of technology and paranoia as illustrated through the film Tron. The poster utilizes subtle clear gloss touches to connote paranoia throughout the work.

* The typeface "Batterie" (used on the text: Jason Brown), was designed by Lee Schulz

Machine Project, LA/Brooklyn, 2009
3 color screen print
25” × 35”



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4th Annual
Commuter Dance Festival

Stop. Go. Turn. Wrong Way. The Commuter Dance Festival invites established dance troupes from Los Angels up to CalArts—it can be a bit of a commute. For the design, I took inspiration from the bird's eye view of city traffic, using twisting typography, rules, and icons to allude to movement, traffic, and the systematic chaos of driving in Los Angeles. The colors: shades of red and green refer to traffic lights that control the movement of the streets.

CalArts, 2010
3 color screen print
24” × 35”



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Sun
Sun is an abstract play based on a poem regarding the murder of Malcolm X. All of the characters in the performance were either planets or scientists. I created a large splotch in the center of the screen by shooting water via a pressure "gun" through the emulsion. This "wound," eventually printed in day-glow orange, was then used to allude to the sun, thus the play revolves around the death of Malcolm X. Crosshairs were added that speak both to the aiming device on gun and the grid of the monitors that display the moon terrain.

CalArts, 2010
3 color screen print
24” × 35”



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Martin Kersels
Artist Lecture

Standing at about 6' 4" and probably over 300lbs (hence a 'Big Boy'), artist Martin Kersels is known for his tragically comedic, almost slap-stick performative works. Many of his works consist of objects (including himself or friends) being tossed and tumbled throughout the air that leaves an audience clenching their teeth while laughing.

The design was displayed as a triptych. By using a simple printing technique as rotating the poster paper during printing, I was able to achieve an effect showing a loosely animated sequence of the posters' contents spinning and in free-fall chaos, uncertain where the graphics would fall on the page.

CalArts, 2011
2 color screen print
21” × 30”



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Crime & Punishment
Poster design for a group exhibition featuring new graphic design work. The work explores formal connotations of authority and responds to architect Adolf Loos' 1908 essay, "Ornament and Crime."

CalArts, 2009
2 color screen print
23” × 30”



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Christian Schwartz Lecture
Billboard sized announcement for a lecture by type designer, Christian Schwartz. Designed in collaboration with Danae Moore.

CalArts, 2010
Over 300 sheets of paper + Xerox

Extras special thanks goes out to the following for helping install this beast: Chris Burnett, Jenée Jernigan, Matt King, Pierre Nguyen, and Christina Rodriguez.



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Satan
Oscillate My
Metallic Sontas

Halloween palindrome flyer .

CalArts, 2010
1 color
5" × 7”



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This Does Not
Belong to You

Poster design and lettering for art exhibition and lecture.

CalArts, 2010
3 color screen print
17” × 25”



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Michael Webster
Poster design for sound artist lecture.

CalArts, 2010
1 color blue line + sticker
17” × 25”



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Showtime at the Apocalypse

Grad. Project, 2009
Full color poster
18” × 26”



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Who's Who
Poster design for an art exhibition featuring twins who deconstruct childhood videos of themselves.

CalArts, 2010
2 color screen print, applied in multiples
12” × 23”



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Future Flyer
As formal exercise, I created a flyer for a lecture I might hold in 2050. The work draws influence from an article on the discovery of a strain of immortal jellyfish, Genesis, and rebirth– themes that might be of interest to my work 40 years from now.


Grad. Project, 2009
1 color poster
11” × 17"