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We design (and make) many things, ergo polytekton

• We do graphic design (such as book interiors/book covers) and web design (including hosting and maintenance) for Culicidae Press, LLC and Culicidae Architectural Press (both peer-reviewed), Obvious Press (private label publishing for polytekton), and Big Zeppelin (special projects).

• We strongly believe in giving back to the community. That is why 50% of all our work is pro-bono, benefitting non-profit and educational institutions, such as Iowa State University’s Department of Architecture, the Southeast Chapter Society of Architectural Historians, the Margaret Zach International Women Composers Library, The Alachua Consort music group, Hog Press (independent and nonprofit), and others…

• Shared prose and poetry: notArchitecture

A portfolio of polytekton—chronicling work that has been completed in the last thirty years—is available in separate volumes through Obvious Press.

Interested in hiring us? Drop us a line…

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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Final Design for Mary Howard’s New Book

Just finished the cover (recto and verso) for Ames-based author Mary Howard’s forthcoming book The Girl with Wings, to be published by Culicidae Press this spring. I will also do the interior la…
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