For the past 10 days I have been working at a mad pace to add content to the website for Boquete Guest Houses, which offers beautiful accommodations in Boquete, Panamá. I have recently traveled there to stage and photograph the lovely hotel rooms and suites at The Downtown Hotel and The Cascades Hotel. I enjoyed […]
I make blank books using repurposed and recycled paper and old LPs found at flea markets, yard sales and even in my own collection. This one was made from the Ray Charles album, ‘Tell The Truth,‘ a 16-track anthology of the Atlantic years, 1953-1959. In making books like this one, I always use both the […]
Once again I have had the pleasure and privilege of designing a poster for the annual Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert, a benefit for the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) scholarship program, in Ithaca NY. As a Joni fan, songwriter and musician myself, this is a distinct pleasure. Thanks to CSMA Board member Joe […]
CD Design No More Invitations (Jennifer Haase http://www.ryhmeswithclassy.com) Several months in the making, singer-songwriter Jennifer Haase’s long-awaited CD is now out. I found an amazing photo of antique Edwardian doll’s heads at the Flikr photostream for alliesadornments.com. We were given permission to use this photo, which is so perfectly in keeping with the thread that […]
I have been a devotee of Mitchell’s songs and guitar playing for almost 40 years. A few years ago I started a tradition of “Only Joni” open mics featuring local musicians performing Joni Mitchell songs.
By sheer dint of optimism, Jennifer has raised more than $10k to fund her second album project. I’ll be donating some of my time and a discount to help her make it happen.
The finished CDs came out looking exactly as hoped for. Everybody happy!
If you’ve been longing to start your own blog but don’t know where to begin, I can help! My friend TMann writes about recovery, sports, and American culture. He is also a house painting contractor here in Ithaca, NY. While painting a room in my house, TMann confessed he had been thinking about creating a […]
Proofs from the layouts are fine but it helps some clients to see digital mock-ups of the finished CD packaging.
“Paper Kisses” is the forthcoming CD from Tom Mank & Sera Smolen. Layout in InDesign, image prep in Photoshop, and “green” packaging design template from Oasiscd.com.