DESIGN: The Film Stage

I’ve been writing for The Film Stage since June of 2011 and most of that time (if not all) was under a masthead with the below ticket: So when editor-in-chief Jordan Raup asked about wanting to update the website’s branding while he was also integrating a new overall WordPress theme, I jumped at the chance to help. The instructions were simple: less clunky than the ticket, a striking design, and font/text-based. From there I drew up four options of varying styles. The team then came back with some changes and…

Read More

DESIGN: 2019 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Skyhooker” • Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow • 01:52 • Luce (OST), Lakeshore Records2. “Dance Monkey” • Tones and I • 03:29 • The Kids Are Coming EP, Bad Batch Records / Elektra Records3. “Pang” • Caroline Polachek • 03:34 • Pang, Perpetual Novice4. “F Delano” • Kishi Bashi • 03:24 • Omoiyari, Joyful Noise Recordings5. “Feel Something” • Clairo • 02:57 • Immunity, FADER Label6. “Problem” • Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine • 03:28 • 8:47, Big Machine / Bell Media7. “Love Has All Been Done Before”…

Read More

DESIGN: 2018 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Crazy, Classic, Life” • Janelle Monáe • 04:47 • Dirty Computer, Bad Boy Records LLC2. “Two High” • Moon Taxi • 03:33 • Let the Record Play, RCA Records3. “Go Your Own Way” • Raithe Laurence • 03:14 • A Little Better, Audio Network Ltd4. “Rose In Harlem” • Teyana Taylor • 03:43 • K.T.S.E., Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc. / Def Jam Recordings5. “Missing U” • Robyn • 04:57 • Honey, Konichiwa Records6. “Lately” • Wet • 03:52 • Still Run, Columbia Records7. “BOSS” • The Carters…

Read More

DESIGN: Earthbound – Unkikie Uukiuki Gum

I recently replayed the great Super Nintendo game Earthbound (also known as Mother 2 in Japan) and thought it a good topic for some t-shirt designs. My initial brainstorm for topics touched upon products in-game that could be interesting to create a “brand” around and the pack of gum you have to buy to cajole Bubble Monkey onto your team seemed a logical possibility. The words “Unkikie Uukiuki” are monkey for “I love hamburgers” and thus my flavor pretty much picked itself. Available for purchase at jaredmobarak.spreadshirt.comSell line: Everyone knows…

Read More