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 […]

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 […]

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

Final Cover Design for Transatlantic Trio Book

Here’s the final design for Richard Brantley’s forthcoming book Transatlantic Trio – Empiricism, Evangelicalism, Romanticism: Essays and Reviews 1074-2017, to be published by Culicidae Press in early 2017. Initially we used the image of a weaving shuttle (which we may still use for the hardback version) to connect the interweaving and textual approach of Brantley’s […]

New Cover Design Drafts for Transatlantic Trio Book

  Handcar Cover Draft 1 Here are a few new cover designs for Richard Brantley’s forthcoming book Transatlantic Trio (Culicidae Press). The designs are based on railroad handcars that were used during the nineteenth- and early twentieth century to shuttle railroad workers between their worksite and their home base. Early handcars used a manually operated […]

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 currently on the boards, but it should be worth it…