Friday, September 29, 2017

A Fix for the Met Museum

My proposed new Met Museum logo with respect to the museum's tradition, a process, to replace the current disastrous update.  From the old Met Logo...

And for the Met Breuer...

Yet Two More Business Cards

Monday, September 25, 2017

Two new business cards.  I like to put the details on the back to keep design clean and strong.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Lost Hammershøi Masterpiece Rediscovered?

Actually, no.  It is a montage from two of his paintings.  No Photoshop, only Mac Pages was used. Here is the equation...

Made into a book cover...

opened cover

This integrated faux-painting reminds me of  a Vermeer painting at the Met where you can see into a background room.  And if you asked me my favorite room(s) at the Met, I would say the ones in the Vermeer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Art for Synagogue Walls, Interior

Large paintings are to adorn one wall.  They are meant to evoke the first six days of creation.  The days relate to (describe) the first six eras (thousand years) of Jewish reckoning of history.  We are living in the sixth millennium, the 5775th year of creation = 2015.  Hey, we're in a palindromic year!  

The seventh day of creation corresponds to messianic era to come.  If it is not hurried along, it will arrive in 225 years.

The opposite wall will have the same images but of stained glass.

The ner tamid, נֵר תָּמִיד, represents the seventh in this relationship of art.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fun With TyPoGrapHy

A beautiful command.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Imported from planet Hoth.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Embossed and Cut Out Effects

My customized embossed and cut out effects above.

Here is a faux 3D, faux embossed business card.  Only two diagonal cuts with a scissors on a standard rectangular business card are necessary for this effect.

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Family Seal

In Japan, each family has their seal and a red ink pad.  When packages arrive at the door, Japanese use their stamp to acknowledge delivery.

My seal, for personal reasons, has the Hebrew word for sun shemesh cut into it.  Its design echoes another logo (below).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Beautiful Cels' Cloud Study

Jean-Michel Cels (1819–1894)
Cloud Study, ca. 1838–42
Oil on cardboard
Thaw Collection, jointly owned by the Met and the Morgan Library 

My variation on this work.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

From Space

The Japanese pronounce this as a word, like you-foe.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Present for You...

The top line is a sample of their newly-iconic? typeface which is available to you for free.  Click my name above.  It was made by Chester Jenkins for the Cooper Hewitt Museum which is set to Reopen December 12th.

The top is the museum's typeface, the bottom was adapted by me with a more open c and round i dots.  The Cooper Hewitt Typeface by Mr. Jenkins is great, especially for headlines and short phrases for graphic impact.  You will love the capital letters. I think the small case letters would read nicer if there were a round dot-i and a round period option, like in the Times font you are reading here.

And here is where I had fun customizing the Cooper Hewitt Typeface Bold, the original is below...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

An Elegant Met Museum Bassoon Reimagined as a Half-Contrabasssoon


I think you would need to stretch the bottom keyworks upward to make a working instrument, which would also improve the aesthetic balance of this half-contrabasssoon.  A good name for the instrument would be "the bumblebee."

In the same spirit, I have long admired the made-up instruments of the artist Donald Evans, who used them on pretend stamps for one of his fictional countries.

above photo from ebay