Spirit Awards 2017

GSS designed the look for the Maud Morgan Arts Spirit Awards 2017


Read more about it here


What you don’t know about me.

I am working with a friend on his Boston Artist Residency Project called “What You Don’t Know About Me.” It’s a community-based collaborative art project that sets out to tell the stories of people who live and work in the Mission Hill neighborhood. It will highlight aspects of their lives that might surprise. There will be stories. There will be photographs. Now there’s a logo.


Community Servings 2017

The Meals4Moms initiative raised over $19,000 dollars for medically tailored meals for their clients! I am proud to offer my design assistance. The beautiful illustrations are by Susy Pilgrim Waters.


Cutting Room Floor

Some of the work we do as graphic designers ends up on the cutting room floor. The reasons vary, often it’s due to the sheer number of directions we create to afford the client a wealth of options, but in this instance it’s because the company continues to acquire businesses and grow.

Following are some of the naming and design directions considered for a convenience store brand affiliated with a growing wholesale gas distribution company.

Fast & Fresh
Fast & Fresh

convenience store logo concept - creating a new name and brand


Clipper Mart
Clipper Mart

convenience store logo concepts – updating an older brand


Kicksmart
Kicksmart

convenience store logo concepts – naming and developing a new division for an existing brand


Kick Stop 1
Kick Stop 1

convenience store logo concepts – naming and developing a new division for an existing brand


Kick Stop 2
Kick Stop 2

convenience store logo concepts – naming and developing a new division for an existing brand


Kick Stop 3
Kick Stop 3

convenience store logo concepts – naming and developing a new division for an existing brand


Solar Wind


I’m reading Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She talks about ‘seeing’ and her writing is voluptuous and surprising and I love this passage on solar wind* and being ‘in the flow’.

I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of it’s beam. It is possible, in deep space, to sail on solar wind. Light, be it particle or wave, has force: you rig a giant sail and go. The secret of seeing is to sail on solar wind. Hone and spread your spirit till you yourself are a sail, whetted, translucent, broadside to the merest puff.” — Annie Dillard


*Solar wind is the continuous flow of charged particles from the sun that permeates the solar system.

It’s no wonder then that the I find the best time to paint is on a beautiful sunny morning.

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