I recently stumbled across the article how to design your life. But the problem was it didn’t say much. I was hoping for some practical tips and hints, but instead it outlined some broader principles- still good, but vague. I’ve decided to write the article I was hoping to read. Step 1. Go on vacation If [...]
Have trouble deciphering that title? You’re not alone. openbox9 is a design studio that understands the difficulty in which we sometimes place our clients. Design jargon can be confusing for those who don’t speak the language. For the past year we’ve been dispersing a defined design-word every day through our twitter feed and our website. [...]
As we continue our month long study of fonts and fashion… presenting the always classy Mrs. Eaves.
Coffee is too bold. Hot chocolate is too sophomoric. No, tea is the the perfect drink. Drinking tea is charming, quaint, and comes from a longstanding tradition. Have you ever thought about why you drink certain kinds of tea in certain situations? I have, and believe it or not, it all stems from the logo [...]
What do you get when you mix a little American ingenuity with German engineering? No, not a VW, but something just as cute. A new logo? Perhaps. Here at openbox9 we recently wrapped up a new logo for American Institute of Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), and would like to share with you our process of [...]
Some would consider this post “epic” and paramount to the survival of the sedentary human. I would not, but some will argue for my chair design proposal.
“Design your dream bicycle” – this was my challenge and I relished the thought. Initially, I was overwhelmed with so many possibilities. Should I get a wooden bicycle? A Penny-farthing like in the days of yore? However, in the end, after taking a good look at what’s out there in cutting edge technology, and what [...]
We all know the Yankees, the Sox, and the Nationals, and we know their familiar branding. The simple N and Y, the swirly W, but for a second put those aside and focus on a different, lesser-known group – the Minor Leagues. These teams are scattered all across the country, and offer some of the [...]
Nothing is hotter this summer than Harry Potter (except the temperature here in DC). Our entire culture, my entire generation, has been influenced by this 7 book, 8 movie monstrosity of fantasy. The Washington Post declared that “to read Rowling is to pack a bag and make a visit,” and I for one can think [...]
This is the company name of a foundation in Oman that works to enhance the physical, economic and social well-being of women and their families. I had the privilege of being the lead designer on the logo creation as well as an identity system and more. I’m going to bring you along the journey of [...]