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Coca-Cola / Beijing Olympic Games (poster) - 4meters x 1meter installation for The Coca-Cola Company at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. This one details Coke's water sustainability efforts, and was displayed throughout the Olympics season in the Coca Cola Pavilion inside the Olympic Green.
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Coca Cola water sustainability poster, 4m x 1m, Olympic Pavilion, Beijing Olympic Games 2008
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Promotional slick for Northern Wilds, a magazine I re-designed. Check it out at: http://www.northernwilds.com
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Lethal Lecture - theatrical poster
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Season card for the Grand Marais Playhouse. Embroidered and photographed.
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Sound & Screen (poster / illustration) - I organized, promoted, and hosted a series of film/video/music events at the Stone Boat Cafe, Ritan Park Beijing: video projections & live music in the center of a willow-lined lake. This is a version of the poster without the schedule. You can see the venue's stage at the bottom.
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Mongrel Fog by Bob Marcacci (book cover) - This cover is for globe-hopping poet Bob Marcacci's collection of poems written in the San Francisco Bay area. Mixed media composite. Ink, map, paint, photos, hand-made sign, burnt paper edges. I made a big painted sign for the title, doused it with kerosene, lit it on fire, then photographed it :)
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Green Grooves (concert series poster) - I organized, promoted, and hosted a monthly series of music/etc performances at Beijing's Stone Boat, Ritan Park. Performers included HangGai (http://www.hanggaiband.com.cn/), Chelsey Mark, Blackie, Gate, acrobats and poi spinners, the Driftwords Poets, and many more.
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lions & eagles poster - illustration is a composite of prints by william blake. just a contextual play, really :)
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Anne / Housefire Rock Poster
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Valet / Smattering (concert poster) - I got my start in design in Minneapolis, MN. My best friend was organizing lots of shows all over the city, and I got to do the posters. This one is for a show at the Dinkytowner, where Bob Dylan often played. Lost my original FLAMING LIPS poster in an apartment fire. Coincidence?
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Caught In The Act (theatrical poster) - Poster for Caught In The Act, a touring theatrical performance consisting of Beijing IMPROV, Beijing Actors Workshop, the Driftwords Poets, and others. This performance series launched at Beijing's famous Yugong Yishan. Elements: Old paper, cigarette butt, blood, antique police mugshot, african mask, antique handcuffs.
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Caught In The Act (theatrical poster) - Poster for Caught In The Act, an ongoing touring collaborative performance consisting of Beijing IMPROV, Beijing Actors Workshop, the Driftwords Poets, and others. This performance series launched at Beijing's Yugong Yishan.
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GtB 3 Standard - Logo / Graphic for Greening the Beige 3 - China's foremost eco-arts festival.
Lots of animals in the tree: a cat, a seahorse, a cow, a buck(deer), a horse, a turtle, an elephant, 3 birds, 3 butterflies, 3 monkeys, 2 dolphins, a fish, and a lady with a parasol.
More Greening the Beige 3 works in the GtB 3 set :)
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Greening the Beige 1 (flagship graphic) - I helped organize and launch China's first Greening the Beige festival, and this is the full version of the logo and elements. I made every bit from scratch, including drawing the tree by hand (mouse and lasso). Look for all the hidden animals! Also, atop the wordmark is a real Beijing skyline from one physical perspective. The lotus is from Beijing's Xiang Shan (Fragrant Hills). The muted city view is looking south from Dongzhimen in the Chaoyang district.
http://www.greeningthebeige.org
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Driftwords Anthology cover - Montage of 20+ sources. Book cover for an international collection of poetry and prose in 4 languages. This was my project - conception, collection, editing, design, etc. Some contributors are famous writers & musicians, some published for the first time.
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Driftwords Anthology (poster/slick/titlepage)
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Homegrown Radio (final) - Re-worked the roots for this version. Launch party & concerts will happen in November, tees available :)
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SKEWL tee - nerds rule
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ESTADOS tee - new tees from Ava Creative in 2012
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LIGER tee - an AVA Creative tee for 2012
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DANZA tee - new tees from AVA Creative for 2012
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Nude (poster) - NUDE is a small art-object / couture house started with a friend in Beijing. I did a logo and some posters for the brand, mostly 80's-punk/sm/chinese-twist mockeries of classical 'fetishized' artworks.
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Nude (w/ green apples) - NUDE is a small art-object / couture house started with a friend in Beijing. I did a logo and some posters for the brand, mostly 80's-punk/sm/chinese-twist mockeries of classical 'fetishized' artworks.
'NUDE' letters are made from vinyl-bound legs in stilettos, and green apples signify pre-marital sex in Chinese culture.
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ava poster - poster and desktop background for AVA Creative.
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Free Booze - Drink card / coupon for the Stone Boat Cafe. The seeing hand at top was replaced with a martini glass in the final version.
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Sound & Screen event schedule
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Sound & Screen (poster) - Poster for the Stone Boat Cafe's ongoing music and film/video events
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Tunes in the Park (poster) - Schedule for the Stone Boat Cafe's ongoing summer music. First appearance of "Boat Paradiso", which soon became the Stone Boat's "Sound & Screen" series.
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Cawkinbawls - An Original Alphabet - This alphabet was done with the help of a handful of friends, at nothing less than a proper Alphabet Party. Take a closer look and see what we used to construct the letters! Email Kyle to get invited to the next one...
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AVA Christmas Card - Adapted from a design first done for the Bridge Cafe's Christmas Eve celebration. Hand-worked "MERRY CHRISTMAS" logo. Anyone feeling any classic yuletide joy?
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the Bridge Cafe - Christmas Eve - Poster / Menu for Beijing's renowned Bridge Cafe.
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Bridge Cafe - Thanksgiving Celebration - Poster / Menu
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avaland - elements:
various clouds and tornadoes, water, television static, Bruegel's Babel, angkor photo, mouse and lasso.
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Fantastische Premiere - Central Academy of Fine Arts - Poster for Fantastische Premiere at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (china's leading arts university). This was a rush job - a favor for a friend - only had an hour to do it!
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Book Cover - G L Hemphill - Cover for a thriller novel by G L Hemphill.
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Tuk Tuk Thai Poster - Flagship images for Tuk Tuk Thai. Also used as posters in celebration of the release of their new menu (see sets).
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Tuk Tuk Thai Poster - Flagship images for Tuk Tuk Thai. Also used as posters in celebration of the release of their new menu (see sets).
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Croisements Festival - Posters - Posters for France's Croisements Festival (in China). This was widely promoted in China, and could be found on billboards and bus shelters from Beijing to Shanghai to Hong Kong etc.
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Croisements Festival - France puts more into promoting their arts/culture internationally than almost any other nation. Every year, The Republique of France holds a major performance festival (art, literature, dance, theater, etc), with hundreds of events in hundreds of cities. As Creative Director for its VI, graphics, & marketing initiatives, I worked closely with various departments to create a dynamic image for 2008's Croisements.

( http://www.ccfpekin.org/ )
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Croisements Festival (mock-up) - This is a mock-up of the main version of the Croisements Festival campaign. The final version had photographic acrobats and was displayed at billboards and bus shelters nationwide.
The Republic of France hosts a WONDERFUL series of art and performance events of every form, hundreds, all across China. The final looks almost like this.

( http://www.ccfpekin.org/ )
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Croisements Festival (demo) - The Republic of France hosts a WONDERFUL series of art and performance events of every form, hundreds, all across China. I got to do the campaign one year, and this was an early demo.

( http://www.ccfpekin.org/ )
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Croisements (demo) - Demo version for the China Croisements campaign.
( http://www.ccfpekin.org/ )
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Croisements (catalog layout sample) - Layout for France's Croisements Festival catalog. Logo and overs elsewhere in this portfolio.
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AVA Models (slick) - AVA Models promotional image. Photography and design by Kyle Sobanja at King Kong Studios. Model: Liu Shuang. Wardrobe: King Kong
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Bridge Cafe menus
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Bridge Cafe menus
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Machination (poem / poster / t-shirt) - Short fiction by Kyle Sobanja. Extra graphical elements by Stanley Donwood :)
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Bush Kebab - This is a verbal pun in Mandarin Chinese "Bu shi bu shi, bu shi" - "If it's not Bush, I won't eat it". Roasted lamb kebabs are popular street food in Beijing, and thus the heads on sticks.
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Grand Raffle 2012 - Ticket and Stub for a major corporate/charity raffle in Peru.
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Cresta Motor Yachts "AFISHIONADO" Cigar Club - A sketch for an Australian yacht company's leisure & cigar club.
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Business Card - ShiJiJiaMing Exhibition Services - Business Card design for Shi Ji Jia Ming. This company does nearly all of the sportswear retail interiors in China (Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Puma, Crocs, the North Face, Columbia, Kappa, Vero Moda, Jack Jones, etc).
My first full-time position as Senior Designer at a big firm :)
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JSX Design (business card + logo) - Business Card design for JSX, the design department of Shi Ji Jia Ming. This company does nearly all of the sportswear retail interiors in China (Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Puma, Crocs, the North Face, Columbia, Kappa, Vero Moda, Jack Jones, etc).
My first full-time position as Senior Designer at a big firm :)
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