Archive | July 2009

Fayette County Fair magazine

I am living back in the town where I grew up. There is not much around
except a mall, the usual chain restaurants and bars. I only expected
to make a pit stop here on the way to Pittsburgh but ended up getting
a job at the local publishing firm. Now I’m in Uniontown and I go back
and forth between here and the city. I am still planning on moving to
Pittsburgh in the spring because this place reminds me how towns like
this stay the same. Small towns are nice to visit for a day but they are
not the ideal place where I want to call home.

The place I work for does some of the local publications, one being the
Fayette County Fair. I grew up going to this fair and can remember the
time I spent there. It was a great place to catch up with your friends
and eat a lot of crappy food while smelling the farm animals. So
here is my attempt to bring a little design to Uniontown. I just got
the magazine in my hands the other day.

My Original:


Copy of the Magazine:

fayette fair


The interior pages are a lot more ads than content. I wanted to focus
on the cover and make it feel an old fashion poster. The funny thing is
I passed their billboard and we used the same type face. I liked
how it turned out and it’s nice to do design work for this fair that has
been around for such a long time.


Blogs, Mad About Design

The last few months have happened so fast. I moved back to Pittsburgh in
February and from there immersed myself in my school work. I got a job
at a small publishing firm and now I’m finally getting balance back into
my life so hopefully I can do a better job of updating my site.


When Maomao publications contacted me I thought it could be a scam until
I snooped around on there site and realized I had seen a couple of their
books. They asked if I would be interested in being in their book called
Blogs, Mad about Design. I sent some photos, signed a contract and a few
months later the book actually arrived on my doorstep. It’s thick and glossy
with very colorful photos.


I love the simplistic cover design. In blue type it list every blog that is included
in the book. Some of my personal favorites such as:

// Swissmiss
// Design Sponge
// Ace Jet 170
// BittBox
// Its Nice That
// Design Meltdown

I could go on but I think if you are designer you can really appreciate this and
it feels pretty awesome to be in there with other designers that I truly admire
For some reason it’s not up for purchase yet. I might contact the publisher
and see if they know when that might happen.