Root beer and car hops

webers drive in

A quick capture on the way back from a client meeting. Stopped for a fresh brewed root beer. Stewarts is my favorite place to pull in and flash your lights for service in our opinion. But the great orange facade and big leters at Weber's are pretty darn strong. They have a windmill orange sign out front that is a dandy.

Thrive at *CHAD Philadelphia

Kids who love to draw, build models, solve puzzles, or just make things, thrive at *CHAD

New recruitment marketing for our client *CHAD, aka Charter High School for Architecture + Design. The campaign includes a school profile and a landing page. Reminding Philadelphia that *CHAD  is a four year, tuition-free public school. Students with the help of their parents can participate in the admissions lottery online.

Sharing the design process.

Damini Celebre image organization, book design

Spent today with Damini a first time author. This is us organizing the selected images for each chapter of the book. Photo editing is incredibly time consuming. Helping clients understand how to use process and systems is an important part of being a good designer. The process isn't a secret — it's something to be shared.

Book Design : Information Design

Chapter Opener, A quick capture of working on a new book
Part Opener, A quick capture of working on a new book

Working on a new book design with many eccentricities. 

The decision making in designing books is creating structure based on information elements. The reader is then aware of a kind of information based on size, position and visual style. We've taken a couple snapshots of two of the more sexy elements, part and chapter openers.

We're looking forward to showing more of the first design round.

Susan Kare pixel hero


This is an unused ad produced by Chiat-Day in 1983 the fall I think. It features brilliant Macintosh artist Susan Kare, who designed the Mac's fonts and icons. An exciting new medium.

CHAD Champagne Breakfast

Charter High School for Architecture + Design, Champagne Breakfast

While we continue to work on the communication plan and brand audit there are immediate needs. Events take place and contributors need to be thanked. New students must be welcomed. On this table you can see the program we designed for the Champagne Breakfast Gala. The program design begins to address numerous findings in our discovery/reseach process. This printed piece tells the stories of chad students and maked design projects visable.

We look forward to posting a case study in our project section of stellarvisions.com