DESIGN: Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts Program 2010

2010 Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts Program 2010, published by Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc. With a supplied poster for look, I reshaped it for the program cover and designed the layout of the book based on its motifs, color, and fonts. Information includes sponsors, supporters, artist photos and work, schedules, etc.

DESIGN: Buy Buffalo [spec]

Nick Mendola—a friend and constant collaborator of mine—had an idea to try and drive funds into the local, Mom-and-Pop businesses of the Western New York region. He was looking to make the city’s restaurants commodities unto themselves by creating a campaign to help push them into the public’s consciousness so entrenched in the allure of […]

DESIGN: The Western New York Performing Arts Guide 2010

2010 The Western New York Performing Arts Guide 2010, published by Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc. Front Cover: Using the abstract concept of a Buffalo waterfront representation (idea from Art Director Chastity Taber) and basing graphics from the vector artwork of Josh Flanigan, I minimalized the crucial buildings needed for the image to read Buffalo/WNY, and […]

PHOTOGRAPHY: FC Buffalo/FC Reading

With tonight’s win, the FC Buffalo side completed its inaugural season in the NPSL. Finishing third place in the Northeast, Keystone Conference, the Blitzers ended the year with an impressive 6-2-4 record, having been the only team to defeat first place FC Sonic. Personally, my own record was 3-0, each match a clean sheet for […]

ARTWORK: Buffalo, Consumerized – FC Buffalo Part 2

Without any inclination to continue my Buffalo, Consumerized series, I found a photo from the FC Buffalo victory against FC Sonic that worked for me. I liked the diagonals contrasting against the previous entry’s horizontal lines, moving the logo and stars into the empty field at left, ready to be taken out by the soon […]

PHOTOGRAPHY: FC Buffalo defeats FC Sonic 2-0

The FC Buffalo Blitzers played their rematch against FC Sonic on June 19, 2010. After losing 1-0 on June 11 due to a questionable call late, revenge was in the air and the Blitzers went for the jugular all game, never relenting after going up 1-0 early. Goal scorers were Andy Tiedt in the 16′ […]

ARTWORK: Buffalo, Consumerized – FC Buffalo

Continuing the Buffalo, Consumerized series, this entry is the first with a landscape orientation and also to include a logo that is actually in use. The previous four entries portrayed architectural institutions within the city (BECHS, Central Terminal, Richardson Towers, and North Park Theatre), this one expands upon the concept with the depiction of what […]

PHOTOGRAPHY: FC Buffalo’s First Franchise Victory

June 6, 2010 is the day that the FC Buffalo Blitzers soccer team broke free, scored their first goal, added a second, and put up a clean sheet for the first ever victory in franchise history over NJ Blaze. The match was lopsided in Buffalo’s favor right from the get-go, out-shooting and out-playing their opponents. […]

DESIGN: Dave & Adam’s Card World [spec]

Looking to get away from their hard to decipher at small sizes Earth wrapped in ribbon logo, a friend at Dave & Adam’s Card World asked me to try and come up with a modern alternative to show his bosses. Trying to simplify the icon into a representation of the ownership by reducing it to […]

DESIGN: Rochester Broadway Theatre League 2009/2010 Season

2009/2010 Rochester Broadway Theatre League 2009/2010 Season, published by Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc. Each performance at the Auditorium Theatre, on behalf of RBTL, has imagery and production notes supplied from the traveling company. RBTL created a new logo for the 2009/2010 season and from that I created a straight-forward layout, designing specific pages for each […]

ARTWORK: Buffalo, Consumerized

Recently asked to be a part of an alumni art show at my old high school Kenmore East, in conjunction with their 50th anniversary celebration this year, I was left without a clue as to what I should submit. Suggested to send over a design piece I had done, the prospect just didn’t appeal due […]

DESIGN: Local athletes bring soccer to Buffalo

Starting in September 2009, my friend Nick Mendola asked if I could help him and co-owners Scott Frauenhofer and Ryan Knapp to create a logo for a soccer team that they were bringing to the area. A member of the National Premier Soccer League, FC Buffalo was born. It is a great organization that looks […]