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Event Photography: Tucson Folk Festival 2008

"Diamond" Jim Hewitt is a musician, music producer, and web applications developer from Oracle, Arizona. He periodically sends e-mails announcing upcoming gigs. The last one included a promo of his Tucson Folk Festival appearance, and it ended with admonition, "Be there or be trapezoidal!" How could I refuse an invitation like that? Jim was playing…

Event Photography: 3rd Annual Tucson Madonnari Chalk Art Festival

This past Saturday, chalk artists and onlookers turned the Main Library’s Jacome Plaza into an open air gallery. The occasion was the 3rd Annual Tucson Madonnari Chalk Art Festival. Skilled artists and their apprentices painted large, contemporary and traditional style murals in chalk… While the artists painted, Orquestra la Unica played salsa… and the University…

Event Photography: Alley Cat Bike Scavenger Hunt

Tucson’s Bike Fest 2008 ended this past Sunday. The final event was a scavenger hunt for a good cause. And it started and ended at one of our coolest two-wheeled places, BICAS… The 5th annual Alley Cat Bike Scavenger Hunt was a fundraiser for El Grupo Youth Cycling, and it attracted 134 riders. The cycling…

Event Photography: Bicycle Swap Meet

Yesterday was a total bicycle day in Downtown Tucson. The day started with the El Bike Swap de Tucson on Fourth Avenue. It’s one of the largest bicycle swap meets in the country… The swap’s a good place for some great deals on bicycles, bike parts, and tools… And it wouldn’t be a Tucson event…

Website Design: DNA Research Database

April 2015 update: This website is no longer online. ChromDB.org is home to an internationally renowned database for DNA researchers. Based at the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute, ChromDB includes information on more than 11,000 proteins from plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms. The website’s research team wanted a new look and logo for the…

Event Photography: Butterfly Pavilion

If you’re into fluttering insects, the Desert Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion is the place to be. Located in southeast Phoenix, the Pavilion is quite the draw for photographers, including my friend and mentor, Judy Vorfeld: Judy and I visited the Butterfly Pavilion this past Saturday. You can catch the Butterfly Pavilion exhibit between March 1…

Graphic Design: Ambitions

When we think of graphic design, we often think of doing clever things with graphics. But why not with words? Designing with type is one of my favorite activities. The above postcard, which was sent to clients and prospects, is an example.

Graphic Design: Hard Work

This was a design-with-type exercise that ended up on a postcard to promote my studio. The sentiment expressed is one of my all-time favorites. It comes from a book on federal law enforcement job opportunities. Now, if you’re wondering why a graphic designer would read such a book, let’s just say that I’m a literary…

Event Photography: St. Patrick’s Parade

Yesterday was cold, windy, and rainy. Despite the not-so-perfect weather, the annual St. Patrick’s Parade wound its way through Downtown Tucson. The Seven Pipers Society helped lead the way… Since this was a Tucson parade, it had to include some industrial-strength weirdness. The Mashed Potato Queens were more than happy to oblige… This puppy found…

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