Space Magazine cover - Cover for a hypothetical retro shelter magazine
VOLUME poster I - Promotional poster for a music event with underground artists
VOLUME poster II - Promotional poster for a music event with underground artists
4th floor playing cards - Series of four playing cards. The people featured on the cards are related by the fact that they all lived on the fourth floor of the same apartment building at the time the cards were created (hence the numeral fours on the card backs).
Fetish book latex packaging - Redesigned packaging for the hardcover book Fetish: Fashion, Sex & Power by Valerie Steele, consisting of a zippered latex jacket fully enclosing the book, which has matte white front and back covers. The title is printed on the book itself and shows through the latex, while the subtitle of the book is not visible to the reader until the jacket is removed, as it is printed solely as a clear spot varnish.
Spiritual emergence pictograms - The following categories of spiritual emergence phenomena are represented above: kundalini, channeling, past life, possession, out-of-body, psychic, abduction, shamanic, visions, unitive. (Phenomena categorization based on the psychiatry-related book Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis by Stanislav Grof, M.D., and Christina Grof.)
emergenyc t-shirt - T-shirt design for emergenyc, a self-conceptualized New York City-based non-profit organization with the mission of raising public awareness about crises of spiritual emergence. (See piece titled "spiritual emergence pictograms.") T-shirts are to be handed out for free by emergenyc street teams in Manhattan.

(Inspired by the book Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis by psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, M.D., and Christina Grof.)
emergenyc.net web design - Proposed design for the emergenyc.net website, which raises awareness about the phenomena involved in crises of spiritual emergence.
smashlips.com web design - E-commerce website for Smashlips Synthetic Dreadlocks (hand-coded XHTML and CSS)
psydfx magazine cover I - Cover for psydfx (pronounced "side effects"), a self-conceptualized magazine about cognitive liberty and ethics. The cover's single headline, "To Be or Not to Be," is spelled in Morse code by the pharmaceuticals, all of which are currently used in psychiatry. (The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics "defines cognitive liberty as the right of each individual to think independently and autonomously, to use the full spectrum of his or her mind, and to engage in multiple modes of thought.")
psydfx magazine spread I - Spread for psydfx (pronounced "side effects"), a self-conceptualized magazine about cognitive liberty and ethics. This article discusses the public controversy surrounding the treatment of children's behavioral problems with psychotropic medications. The spread contains an aerial-view illustration of a bomber aircraft dropping "pill bombs" on suburban America.
psydfx magazine cover II - Cover for psydfx (pronounced "side effects"), a self-conceptualized magazine about cognitive liberty and ethics. The partly pixelated image of a sheep corresponds to the "Tales of a Technosapien Takeover" headline. (For a definition of cognitive liberty, please see the piece titled "psydfx magazine cover I.")
psydfx magazine spread II - Spread for psydfx (pronounced "side effects"), a self-conceptualized magazine about cognitive liberty and ethics. This article's subtitle is "How Homosapiens Became Obsolete," and cautions that cloning (the most well-known success of which was Dolly the sheep) is an indication of that obsolescence currently taking place. The repetition of the sheep image (in a context of metaphor to human thought, and what is referred to as "herd mentality") underscores the importance of cognitive liberty.
New York Magazine 9/11 spread redesign - Redesigned opening spread for the New York Magazine article "Fallout." The deck reads, "Three years after the World Trade Center attacks, thousands of cops, firefighters, and people who worked and lived near ground zero are sick with respiratory problems. Some have cancer. Is 9/11 to blame? And how safe are the rest of us?" A question mark substituted for the skull of the conventional skull and crossbones symbol is a visual reflection of this uncertainty.
New York Magazine 9/11 spread redesign (cont'd.) - Redesigned New York Magazine backup spread continuing the "Fallout" article. The man shown in the photograph is an NYPD officer who developed leukemia upon returning to his normal line of duty after months of 9/11 recovery work at ground zero. Unlike those in the preceding spread, the crossbones on these pages are topped with skulls, not question marks.
New York Magazine letters to the editor redesign - Redesigned New York Magazine letters to the editor page
New York Magazine book critics redesign - Redesigned New York Magazine critics page
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Ashley Baker
Graphic Designer Louisville, KY