Barnes Art Ball 2021

Branding, Print Design
Branding and invitation suite for an annual donor gala, coinciding with the opening of Suzanne Valadon exhibition. Custom logotype created using Tenebras by Type Department. The vines in the Valadon painting served as inspiration for the logotype as well as the curvy tendrils.

Art Direction: Olivia Verdugo
Photography: Alexander Rotundo


Art Direction, Branding
Curated by myself and Carl Durkow, Hothouse is a concept shop that markets distinctive wares and home decor made by Philadelphia artists. In creating the overall brand, we wanted something that felt playful and somewhat open ended, as we intend to shift what we do over time. We wanted an interplay with the word "hothouse"- so I chose to use a tomato flattened inside a house as a main branding element. More

Photography: Tom Scanlan and Zach Sayles

Bill Viola

Exhibition, Branding
Exhibition identity, brochure, and invitation for I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like The Art of Bill Viola at the Barnes Foundation.

American artist Bill Viola (b. 1951) is renowned for his genre-defying work in new media. His installations feature moving images that invite meditations on birth, death, spiritual themes, and the nature of human consciousness.

Viola's works frequently feature strongly centered compositions, which we chose to mirror in the exhibition identity. The invitation features black spot UV ink on matte-coated black stock, evoking Viola's art's quiet, dark nature. Exhibition wall texts were executed through silk-screen printing directly to the wall and cut vinyl application.

Art Direction: Olivia Verdugo
Exhibition Photography: Sean Murray
Flat Photography: Ian Shiver

Carl Durkow Candle Packaging

Identity, Package Design
Candle packaging for designer Carl Durkow. The design is printed on a kraft paper box with a clear oval window to reveal the color of the candle inside. The candle shape wrapping around the edge of the box is meant to create interesting displays in a retail setting.
Tom Scanlan

Soutine/ de Kooning

Branding, Exhibition graphics
Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint, organized by the Barnes and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, presents nearly 45 works by these titans of 20th-century art. The exhibition considers how Soutine’s paintings, with their built-up surfaces and energetic brushwork, served the art of de Kooning, shaping his groundbreaking figurative/abstract works in the late 1940s and beyond.

Art Direction: Olivia Verdugo
Photography: Alexander Rotundo and Colleen Hankerson 
Curation: Simonetta Fraquelli and Claire Bernardi Typefaces: Sometimes Times by Boulevard Lab and Untitled Sans by Klim Type Foundry

Barnes Art Ball 2019

Branding, Print Design
This invitation and program were for Barnes Art Ball, a large donor event at the Barnes Foundation. It was designed to feel luxe and vibrant, to stir up some excitement around the event. Art Ball was themed around Matisse's 150th birthday and the opening of the exhibition, 30 Americans. Restrictions surrounding Matisse iconography drew us to a solution of focusing on color and typography in this piece rather than shapes or imagery. The thin lines hint at the delicate linework in archival Matisse drawings. The color palette was drawn from Matisse paintings within the Barnes collection. As the invitation unfolds, you're introduced to each new vibrant color, and new glyphs in the typeface, "LOVE."

Art Direction: Olivia Verdugo and Pauline Nyren Photography: Ian Shiver