When I lived in NYC, I spent almost every Saturday and Sunday just wondering around. I figured the best way to learn about the city was by a combination of train to a new neighborhood and by foot once I got there. I wanted to spend my birthday the same way.Read More
Last month, we had the pleasure of joining IIDA CinDay for their Inspire Me Series tour of The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Our tour was led by members of the design team from GBBN as well as members of the Cincy Shakes team. Drawing inspiration from and paying homage to historical theatres such as The Globe Theatre, while keeping in mind the needs of today, Cincy Shakes displays a raw but refined attitude toward design and materials.Read More
I've always been a big fan of weavings and wall hangings. There are so many droll-inducing designs by artisans who are true masters of this historical craft. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to take a weaving class while I was in design school, but when I found out Natalie Kaelin was hosting a class at The Frock in Covington, I jumped at the opportunity.Read More
Plant your seeds. Get to know people. Nurture your crops. Establish quality relationships over quantity relationships. “If your network is a mile wide and an inch deep, it will never be successful” (Misner). Aim for a rich harvest, not a quick kill.Read More
A well-designed office environment is not only an investment in the people who work there, but also an investment in their clients and their potential clientsRead More
On January 20th, we had the privilege of joining the IIDA-Cincinnati/Dayton chapter for a hardhat tour of the Art Deco beauty, Cincinnati Union Terminal, while it undergoes a massive $217.5 million ($160 million in construction alone) renovation.Read More
One of our favorite projects thus far has been these "sweet" Bat Mitzvah invitations. It's not every day that you get to design for a 13 year old, but when you do, you can use fun colors, graphic motifs, and bold fonts.
Focusing on simplistic and bold design, the Bat Mitzvah invitation package challenges the notion of traditional invitation packaging. The outside "envelope" unfolds, revealing two invitations; then flips over and shows the RSVP information.
The guest then fills out the RSVP information, refolds the "envelope," places a sticker on the back, fills in their address, and sends it back in the mail.
The bold color palette and simple typefaces keep a fun, consistent, graphic presentation all the way to thank you notes.
The candy and sweets icon motif, the lollipop "i," and the fun colors all reinforce the Bat Mitzvah's theme, "Sweet Caroline." This was one of our favorite projects to date, and we cannot wait to design more.
What I like most about cities is their depth. The ability to always find something “new,” even if new means you’ve seen it from the highway 100 times, driven down its road 12 times, and the structure itself has stood for 84 years.Read More
As they say, do it with passion or not at all. Here’s to a new beginning...cheers!Read More