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Cover Designs for Rachel Longstaff Book

Final version of cover as published. This summer we were tasked by Culicidae Press to design a cover for a forthcoming book by Rachel Odhner Longstaff called In the Shadow of the Dragon’s Back: …
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St. Miriam in Her Study

After rotating Miriam’s house organ in the Maison de la Musique, and viewing the scene from the west looking east, I recalled Antonello da Messina’s St. Jerome in His Study as I saw Miriam…
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Book Cover for “I Remembered”

This was a difficult cover to design. The author, Kristene E. Friday (pseudonym), whose book will be published through Culicidae Press, was sexually abused as a child but suppressed the memories until…
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Book Cover Design for Joseph D. Reich

Version 1 For Hog Press we were tasked to design a book cover for a book by Vermont-based author Joseph D. Reich’s intriguingly titled How To Order Chinese During A Hostage Crisis: Dialects, Exi…
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Logo for ACSF

An unsolicited job. Working on the keynote speaker posters for the ACS 9 Forum at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, I noticed the lack of a logo for the organizer, the Architecture, Culture, and Spi…
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ACS Forum Posters

Annie Finch Lecture Poster Here are four posters (drafts) we designed for the keynote speakers that will present their ideas at the ACS 9 Forum on Deer Isle in Maine during the 2017 symposium from the…
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Poster for Women Composers’ Festival

For the 21st International Festival of Women Composers which will take place in Ames, Iowa this year, we just completed the design for the main poster. It comes in two sizes, one 24 inches x 36 inches…
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A book cover showing many small images of sunsets with the book title "Paid in Sunsets: A Park Ranger's Story" at the bottom and the author's name David Dutton at the top.

New Cover Versions for Dutton Book

Here are three new versions of a cover for David Dutton’s forthcoming Culicidae Press book Paid in Sunsets: A Park Ranger’s Story. Certainly much more lively than the previous iteration;&#…
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Book Cover Design for Jan Dale

Here’s the cover for Jan Dale’s forthcoming book (via the independent Family Success Press) One Giant Psychological Leap for Humankind. Jan is a retired psychologist who earned a Ph.D. fro…
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Cover for New Book by Jonathan P. Coron

Just finished the initial version of a new book cover for Jonathan P. Coron’s Survival Manual for Substitute Teachers, to be published by Hog Press some time this fall. Other iterations to follo…
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Book Design for Phenix Books

Just finished a book design (interior and cover) for a Phenix Books publication by Catherine Miller. The author wrote an auto/biography about her relationship with her autistic brother. She wanted to …
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idea – design – build

Here’s an example of my idea – design – build process: over the years the existing concrete steps to our Maison de la Musique at 922 5th Street in Ames, Iowa were leaning badly and h…
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Design for ISU Rome Show

Designs of the poster announcing the end-of-semester Rome show of architecture and landscape architecture student work at our facilities in the Palazzo Cenci in Rome. And as part of this design you al…
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Design for Hog Press Logo

We were tasked recently with the design for a non-profit book publishing house, Hog Press. After pondering the obvious (hogs!), it seemed to make more sense to go obliquely: hogs like nuts, have nuts.…
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First Draft of DoA Lecture Poster

The Department of Architecture’s Lecture Series topic for the Fall 2015 is Architecture Off-Center. As an illustration I decided to use an image from U.S. Patent 5,505,221 which describes the d…
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Final Design of Coach K’s Book Cover

Here’s the final, published version of Coach K’s (aka Herb Kieklak) latest book Run Better, Run Faster: Using a Biomechanical Approach. The book is now available through Culicidae Press an…
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First Draft of Coach K Cover

Just completed the second draft of a cover for Coach K’s (Herb Kieklak) new book Run Better, Run Faster Using A Biomechanical Approach. The book will be forthcoming from Culicidae Press some ti…
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Book Cover for Michail Kounoupi

Here’s the new cover, updated from the previous version, for the new photography book by Michail Kounoúpi, the Greek photographer and designer who now lives in the US. This has been an interest…
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Book Cover for Carol Polsgrove

Just finished a new cover design for Carol Claxon Polsgrove‘s book When We Were Young In Africa, forthcoming from Culicidae Press. Here are some samples of the early version and the final des…
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Book Cover for Ben Jacks

Here is the final book cover I designed for Ben Jacks’ book The Architect’s Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler, a collection of photographs with an introduction by the author and a resou…
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Book Cover for Stefanie Golisch

Am currently working on the design for a poetry book by Italian-German author Stefanie Golisch. For the cover design we’re using a painting by Francesco Balsamo who graciously agreed to let us …
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New Lecture Poster

Here’s the final lecture poster for the Spring Semester Lecture Series in the Iowa State University Department of Architecture. Think primavera…
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DoA Lecture Poster Fall 2014

Here is the lecture poster for the Fall 2014 AAC (Architecture Advisory Council) Lecture Series for the Department of Architecture at Iowa State University that I designed recently.
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Website update

Currently working on transferring polytekton.com from a responsive but still quite cumbersome structure to a new responsive WordPress theme. This will be slow-going given all the other projects curren…
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