Cover Design for C. Curry Bohm Exhibition Catalogue

book cover

Here are some draft versions of an exhibition catalogue design project I’m currently working on for the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University. This project is a continuation of my design work for Valparaiso University which started last year with the David Austen exhibition catalogue. ETA for the Curry Bohm catalogue is November 2019. […]

Cover Design for Film Book Project

Cardullo book cover

We just completed the design for a proposed book by R. J. Cardullo called Close Watching: Fifteen Don’t-Miss Movies for the Film Aficionado, 1922-1983. We designed the cover and the interior for the book which will remain an unrealized project due to questions about the authenticity of the text in the book. Nevertheless, the cover […]

David Austen Photography Exhibition Catalogue

polytekton was hired by the Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art to design the exhibition catalogue for David Robert Austen. The resulting book, Being Australian Under A Southern Sun: All I Really Know Is What I See was published by the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University on September 17. 2018. The exhibition at […]

Cover Design for Naegele’s Guide to the Only Good Architecture in Iowa

Naegele book cover

We just completed the final version of the cover and interior (with some prior design work by Ruixue Jia) for architect and scholar Daniel Naegele’s Guide to the Only Good Architecture in Iowa, a book Professor of Architecture Mary McLeod calls “a pure delight [that shows] not only Naegele’s deep knowledge of the architecture and […]

Update to Careri’s “Walkscapes” Cover

Here is an update to Francesco Careri’s Walkscapes book that is forthcoming from Culicidae Architectural Press in December. In the new version I have shifted the color palette from red to sepia, reflecting the historical photograph. However, in the end the author preferred the more traditional cover that borrows from the 2002 design and is […]

Logo for Musca Press

We were tasked with designing a logo for the newly established Musca Press, an imprint of Culicidae Press. Since ‘musca’ means fly in Latin, our first move was to consider wings of flies that might be incorporated into the design (see samples below). The we worked on the typography, considering the fonts for the mother […]

ISU Percussion Ensemble

film still

Four minutes and three seconds of practice by members of the Iowa State University Percussion Wind Ensemble recorded BEFORE the actual concert on 26 October, 2016 in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall. I love the randomness of each musician going through their lines as they do a last-minute practice session in public. No composer can write […]

Walking from Studio to Car

File under Observation From my fourth-year architecture studio, located currently in the Communications building north of the Armory on the Iowa State University campus, I’m walking at the end of the day past the construction site of the Student Innovation Center which is going up north of Hoover and south of Sweeney (for more info […]

What I See in Front of Me

Waiting in the waiting room at McFarland Clinic for a routine consultation. A chair for large health care customers (I think that’s what hospitals call them…). Digital drawing.

New Cover for Ben Jacks’ Book

Working on an updated cover for Ben Jacks’ forthcoming book A House and its Atmosphere via Culicidae Architectural Press with a blurb by David Leatherbarrow, Professor and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Client: Culicidae Architectural Press Project: Book Cover