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Biography

Chris Rubino is originally a Bostonian; New York City has been his adopted hometown ever since leaving. His printmaking background, initially focusing on posters and other printed matter, eventually transitioning to his own artwork, has heavily influenced his work. Rubino has participated in many aspects of the design profession including title design for films (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines), illustration (Banana Republic, The New York Times), Commercial Art Direction (DirecTV, Ketel One), Hotel interiors (Distrikt Hotel, Ace Hotel) amongst other creative commissions. His work has been featured in a number of solo exhibitions in New York, one in Hong Kong and a great number of group shows around the U.S., Europe & Japan as well as added to the permanent collection at the Museum of Design in Zurich. Rubino holds a BFA from Syracuse University, was selected as an ADC Young Gun and has served as a Board Member on the NYC Chapter of AIGA.

Most recently Rubino has completed a short film titled "Some of us had been threatening our friend Colby" based on the story by Donald Barthelme.

Client List

The New York Times, HONDA, NIKE, Ace Hotel, Distrikt Hotel, Samsung, Creative Time, Tee Pee Records, ESPN, Tokion magazine, SugarHead Quarters, @Radical Media, Labyrinth Theater, The New York Public Theater, Journal Standard, Kenneth Cole Reaction, U.S. Concepts, Deep-Focus, Think Film, United Nude, EGOsum, Penguin Clothing, Napster, Uniqlo, TG170, Banana Republic, The Brooklyn Circus, Urban Outfitters, Timberland, Bloomingdales, Penguin Publishing, O.H.W.O.W., Saks 5th Ave, Gnomonsong.

Representation

Art Department Illustration Division

Selected Exhibitions

Undefined by Design, April 2014
Lorimoto Gallery with Deanne Cheuk, Mike Perry, Keetra Dean Dixon, Milton Glaser ∓ others
Drawing with Words, March 2014
The NYTimes Gallery w/ Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono etc.
Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Graphic Design Now in Production
Group Show, July 2012
Bohemian NYC, Love Kills Demons
Solo Exhibition, June 2012, held in Jean-Michel Basquiat's final studio
East Coast Art of Rock Gallery
Group Show, August 2012
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, TBC Manila
with Julia Chiang, Cody Hudson, Dan Pak, Young Kim, Jon Santos & Anton Lopez, November 2011
ADC Gallery, New York, December Editions
with Paula Scher, Andrio Abero & Paul Pope, December 2009
Heist Gallery, New York, Make Believe Maple Leaves
Solo Exhibition, February 2009
Chashama Gallery, New York, The Center of Something
Solo Exhibition, June 2008
Calm & Punk Gallery, Tokyo, Time Changes
with Aiko, Martha Cooper & Chris Mendoza, June 2008
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong, Frequently Answered Questions
Solo Exhibition, October 2007
The Majestic, New York, On Top Of A Mountain Top
Solo Exhibition, June 2006

Selected Publications

Romantik | Die Gestalten Verlag
Illusive 2 | Die Gestalten Verlag
Design to Help | Die Gestalten Verlag
Sonic/Visuals for Music | Die Gestalten Verlag
Los Logos | Die Gestalten Verlag (Vol 1-7)
IDN Iconography | IDN
Poster Art: Innovation in Poster Design | Rotovision
Maximalism | Rotovision
Book Art: Innovation in Book Design | Rotovision
The Graphic Eye | Chronicle Books
PULLED | Princeton Architectural Press

INTERVIEWS & SELECTED PRESS

Man is an Island | Gestalten.tv video
Designing Minds - DIY | Adobe TV with James Victore video
Ace Hotel X Chris Rubino | directed by Jim Helton video
Center of Something | LVHRD VDO 062 video
Speartalks | Josh Spears Interview
Sundance Channel Sunfiltered by Perrin Drumm
New Kind of View | NBC
Chris Rubino Takes Manhattan | Unbeige
Distrikt Hotel | PSFK
The Center of Something | Cool Hunting
The Ace Hotel | PAPERMAG
An Afternoon With / Chris Rubino
500 Weeks | Complex Magazine

LOVE KILLS DEMONS

12 Films by Jim Helton
shot in Chris Rubino's Studio video

RECENT LECTURES

Transitionist | Bowling Green State University, AIGA TOLEDO
DIY with James Victore | The Art Directors Club, NYC
VARSKO! | Norwegian Design Festival, Trondheim Norway
Design+Art | Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong
WRK.PLY | Soho Classic Car Club, NYC
New Frontiers of Graphic Design | Tribeca Cinemas NYC

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Commercial Illustration Portfolio

Chris Rubino Showreel Design & Art Direction

Featured Clients: Public Theater, The New York Times, Ace Hotel, The Wall Street Journal, The Weinstein Company, Red Light Management, DirecTV, Ketel One, Saks 5th Avenue, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, Labyrinth Theater, Classic Car Club, Warner Brothers, Nike, Distrikt Hotel

Thanks to: Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, Director) Jim Helton (Blue Valentine Editor, Ace Hotel Director) David O. Russell (Ketel One, Director) Todd Tilford (Ketel One / DTV, Creative Director) Josh Pearson/Radical Media (Nike, Editor) Brad Parker (Chernobyl Diaries, Director) Alberta Cross (Ketel One, Music) Erich Joiner (DirecTV, Director) Anthony Geernaert (LightWriting, Photographer)

Chris Rubino Showreel
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Our Friend Colby TRAILER Director / Short Film

Some Of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby
More Info at OurFriendColby.com
A RadicalMedia Production
Based on the story by Donald Barthelme
A Film by Chris Rubino
Screenplay by Ruby Rae Spiegel
Director of Photography Reed Morano
Edit by Jim Helton
Music by Craig Sutherland
Aerial Photography by JaegerSloan

"Our Friend Colby" Short Film Trailer
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MEADOWLAND Movie Poster Design

Poster for the Tribeca Film Festival
Starring Olivia Wilde & Luke Wilson
Directed by Reed Morano

Meadowland Poster
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What Happened, Miss Simone? Title Design

What Happened, Miss Simone?
A documentary on the legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.
A RadicalMedia Production
Directed By Liz Garbus
Animation and Graphic Design by Craig Lacombe
Art Direction & Typography by Chris Rubino

"What Happened, Miss Simone?" Title Design
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Lovers' Eyes Director

Directed by Chris Rubino
Camera & Edit by Lu Caldarola
To celebrate the release of 'Lovers' Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)', Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons have unveiled the video, shot in New York and directed by Chris Rubino. One of the year's more unique and distinctive electronic music releases, the track features Pakistan's leading Qawwali singers Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad and Hamza Akram, who appear together for the first time ever in the video.

LOVERS' EYES BY DAMIAN LAZARUS & THE ANCIENT MOONS
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Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear Album Design

Album design for the debut record of the Mother & Son duo MADISEN WARD & THE MAMA BEAR. "Skeleton Crew" was released on yellow vinyl as well as cd.
Produced by Glassnote Records.

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
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Kill Your Darlings Title Design

Typographic work for the opening credits and title treatment for the film "Kill Your Darlings" directed by John Krokidas, Edited by Brian A. Kates, Cinematography by Reed Morano & Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, Ben Foster & more.

Kill Your Darlings Title Sequence
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The Place Beyond The Pines Title Design
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Typographic work for the opening credits and title treatment for the film "The Place Beyond The Pines" directed by Derek Cianfrance

The Place Beyond The Pines
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National Design Awards Director

Direction of 10 short videos profiling the winners of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards 2014.
The Winners include Ivan Chermayeff & Tom Geismar, Etsy, Brooks + Scarpa, Office, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, Narciso Rodriguez, LUNAR, Witold Rybczynski, Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, and Aaron Koblin.
Camera by Louis Caldarola

National Design Awards
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Mount Gay Rum Creative Direction
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Creative Direction for a full Rebrand of the worst oldest rum, Mount Gay.
Copywriting by Bryan Johnson.
All Work Produced with RadicalMedia.

Mount Gay Rum
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LOOKING Title Design
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Typographic work for the opening credits and title treatment for the new HBO drama, LOOKING

LOOKING Title Treatment
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500 Weeks Photography Book
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Photography Book
7" x 9"
64 pages
All photos taken from the "Something I Saw This Week" series
For Purchase HERE

500 Weeks Photo Book
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Miscellaneous Illustrations Illustrations
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Recent Illustrations by Chris Rubino

Miscellaneous Illustrations
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DISTRIKT Hotel Interior Art
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The Distrikt Hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan.
32 floors, A unique lightbox is dedicated to each floor
Architecture by OTTE ARCHITECTURE
Distrikt Logo By Tank Industries

DISTRIKT Hotel
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Blue Valentine Title Design

The Blue Valentine Sequence was collaboratively created with Jim Helton, Davi Russo & Director, Derek Cianfrance
music by Grizzly Bear

Blue Valentine Title Sequence
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TOWHEADS Title & Poster Design
Towheads Towheads

Opening Title Design & Poster for Shannon Plumb's Feature Film, Towheads.
Poster Illustrations by Cody & Walker Cianfrance.

Towheads
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MJM / Ogilvy Chocolate Factory Mural
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36ft Vinyl Mural for the New MJM office space at the Ogilvy Chocolate Factory, NYC.

MJM Mural
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DirecTV, Chicken & Egg Art Direction

Director - Darren Walsh @ Passion Pictures
Creative Director: Todd Tilford
Art Director - Chris Rubino
Writer - Heather English
Sound Design - Sound Lounge
created @ GREY NY
Voices by John Goodman & Steve Buscemi

DirecTV, Chicken & Egg
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Nine Days & Nights Of Ed Sheeran Title Design

Opening Titles for MTV documentary on musician Ed Sheeran.

Nine Days & Nights Of Ed Sheeran
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Pastels Drawing
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Pastel Drawings from the film, Love Kills Demons.

Love Kills Demons Pastels
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wartella
Wartella's STRIP SHOW Artist Monograph Design
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Wartella's STRIP SHOW: 25 Years of Comix, Controversy & Copyright Infringement
Retrospective memoir from NYC cult-cartoonist M. Wartella featuring long-out-of-print alt-weekly newspaper comics from the 90s and beyond.
This 12"x12" coffee table book is more than just a retrospective of grind-your-mind underground art, it's Wartella's personal account of his journey and struggle to follow his childhood dream of becoming a cartoonist.
Published by Burger Records. Foreword by PES.

Wartella's Strip Show
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New York Times OP-ED Illustrations

Illustrations for the NYTimes Op-ed Page

New York Times OP-ED Illustrations
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Alberta Cross Poster, Logo, Tshirt & Video

Poster, Logo, T-shirt & Video for Brooklyn-based rock band

Alberta Cross
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Notegraphy Lettering Design

Lettering Design for Typography App inspired by the sidewalk sign paintings in New York's Chinatown.
Download the App at Notegraphy.com

Notegraphy, Canal Street Typeface
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Google Wallpapers Phone / Tablet Wallpaper Design

Wallpaper designed for the new Google Tablets & Android Phones

Google Wallpapers
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Wall Street Journal Cover Illustration
WSJ WSJ

Cover Illustration for Wall Street Journal's Weekend Journal about the allure of men's watches for business women

WSJ Weekend Journal
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Ketel One TV Campaign Art Direction

Director: David O. Russell
ECD: Todd Tilford
Music: Alberta Cross
Art Director: Chris Rubino / Denise O'Bleness
Produced by WONDROS
created @ GREY NY

Ketel One TV Campaign
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A Tavola Restaurant Identity & Illustrations

Logo, Signage, Menus & Illustrations for an Italian Restaurant

A Tavola, Restaurant Identity
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Vivid Sydney Light Festival Light Drawing
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Photography by Anthony Geernaert
All Locations in Sydney Australia

Vivid Sydney Light Festival
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The Signs of Santa Monica Blvd Director

This short video documents the unique, often hand painted signage along Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles.
The photos were taken during a 16 mile walk from Silverlake to the Pacific Ocean.

Special Thanks to Cori Nelson & Chez Jay
All photos by Chris Rubino
"Caress" by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Signs of Santa Monica Blvd
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Chernobyl Diaries Title Design

a film by Brad Parker & Oren Peli
music by Marilyn Manson
distributed by Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures

Chernobyl Diaries
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DirecTV, Banker Art Direction

Director: Erich Joiner
ECD: Todd Tilford
Art Director: Chris Rubino
Writer: Ray Johnson
produced by TOOL
created @ GREY NY

DirecTV, Banker
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BLUE VALENTINE Movie Poster Design

3 Color Screenprint Posters for the Sundance Film Festival
Starring Michelle Williams & Ryan Gosling
Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Blue Valentine Posters
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Classic Car Club Mural

200 foot Vinyl Mural for Soho-based Car Club
Architect: Marc Thorpe, 3E Studios

Classic Car Club
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DirecTV, Gym Oligarch Art Direction

Director: Chris Hooper
ECD: Todd Tilford
AD: Chris Rubino, Luis Romero
Writer: Jon Kallus
created @ GREY NY

DirecTV, Gym Oligarch
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NIKE China Typography Design

Design for 60 & 30 second spots
produced by @radical.media
Edited by Josh Pearson

NIKE China
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ACE Hotel NYC Paintings

Paintings commissioned for rooms at the Ace Hotel in New York
photos by Davi Russo
film by Jim Helton

ACE Hotel NYC
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HONDA Dreams, short films Motion Design / Art Direction

Produced by @radical.media
Director: Derek Cianfrance
AE: Dave Dimeola
Editor: Jim Helton

HONDA Dreams, short films
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Urban Outfitters Artist Series
Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban

Ceramic Plates, Coin Bank, Ashtray, Notebooks & Pillows for the Urban Outfitters Artist Series

Urban Outfitters Artist Series
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Saks Fifth Avenue Illustrations
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Illustrations for Saks 5th Ave premium shoppers club/card advertisements

Saks Fifth Avenue
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New York Times | Thursday Styles Illustrations
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Illustrations and Design announcing the launch of the New York Times Thursday Styles Section
Art Directed by Bart Solenthaler

New York Times | Thursday Styles
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Banana Republic Packaging Designs/Illustrations
Banana Republic Banana Republic Banana Republic Banana Republic Banana Republic Banana Republic

Packaging Designs/Illustrations for the Holiday Season
Art Directed by Michael Ian Kaye

Banana Republic
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Creativity Now / Tokion Magazine Brand Identity & Poster Design
Creativity Now Creativity Now Creativity Now Creativity Now

Identity & Design for 4 years of Tokion Magazine's Creativity Now Conference

Creativity Now
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Assorted T-shirts T-Shirt Design
Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts Tshirts

A selection of t-shirts for various clients including Uniqlo, Timberland, Fad3, Nextide, Graniph, Brooklyn Circus & others

Assorted T-shirts
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The NY Public & Labyrinth Theater Poster Design
LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB

Posters for Plays by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Eric Bogosian, Jose Rivera, John Patrick Shanley & others
All plays produced by Labyrinth Theater & The New York Public Theater

Labyrinth Theater
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Jose Parla | Cityscapes Artist Monograph Design
Cityscapes Cityscapes Cityscapes Cityscapes Cityscapes Cityscapes

All artwork by Jose Parla
Photographs by David Shadi Perez, Stefan Ruiz & Davi Russo
Printed by Spoonfed

Jose Parla | Cityscapes
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Rostarr | Wreckless Abandon Artist Monograph Design
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Rostarr | Wreckless Abandon
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New Grand Tour Monograph Artist Monograph Design
New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph

Exhibition Catalog featuring Young Kim, Jose Parla, Rostarr, Deanne Cheuk & Davi Russo
Published By DIESEL

The New Grand Tour
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New Grand Tour Monograph 2 Artist Monograph Design
New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph

Exhibition Catalog featuring Young Kim, Jose Parla, Rey Parla, Rostarr, Deanne Cheuk & Davi Russo
Published By Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

The New Grand Tour
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Various Album Art Design
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Morning Pages Distributed By Zealous Records
Papercuts released by Devendra Banhart & Andy Cabic's label, Gnomonsong

Album Artwork
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Selected Screenprinted Posters Poster Design
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Screenprinted Posters
Designed & Hand-Pulled silkscreens for rock bands, films & benefit exhibitions
KEEP MUSIC EVIL

Assorted Posters
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Project Greenhouse Window Graphics, Mural & Logo Design
Project Greenhouse Project Greenhouse Project Greenhouse Project Greenhouse Project Greenhouse Project Greenhouse

Window Graphics, Mural & Logo for Eco-Friendly Environment at the Sundance Film Festival
Presented By Lexus Hyrbid

Project Greenhouse
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FAQ Exhibition Solo Art Exhibition
FAQ Exhibition FAQ Exhibition FAQ Exhibition FAQ Exhibition FAQ Exhibition FAQ Exhibition

Solo Exhibition of screenprinted works at Hong Kong Academy of Visual Arts

FAQ Exhibition
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Creative Time Invitation Design
Creative Time Creative Time Creative Time Creative Time Charades Charades

Event invitations to public art projects
produced by Creative Time

Creative Time
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Penguin Flagship Store NYC Store Design, Created at Ego
Penguin Penguin Penguin Penguin

Graphic look for the first Penguin store, located in New York City
Created at Ego

Suitman Tokyo/NYC/Hong Kong Posters, Products, etc. Design
SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN
Suitman Tokyo/NYC/Hong Kong
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MAKE BELIEVE MAPLE LEAVES Solo Exhibition
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Solo Exhibition at Heist Gallery, New York City

MAKE BELIEVE MAPLE LEAVES
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The Center of Something Solo Exhibition
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Solo Exhibition & Limited Tourist Attraction at Chashama Gallery, NYC, Times Square

The Center of Something
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Logos / Ligatures Logo Design
Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos

Various Logos for techonology, fashion, branding and production companies

Logos / Ligatures
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Conde Nast Traveller Icons Illustrations

Illustrations for the Conde Nast Splurges articles

Conde Nast Traveller Icons
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SugarHead Quarters Store Design
SugarHead Quarters SugarHead Quarters SugarHead Quarters SugarHead Quarters SugarHead Quarters

Graphic look for Lower East Side Boutique

SugarHead Quarters
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TG170 Signage
TG170 TG170

Signage for a downtown Clothing Boutique

Journal Standard Posters, Ads & T-shirts Design
Journal Standard Journal Standard Journal Standard Journal Standard Journal Standard

Posters, Ads & T-shirts created for Tokyo-Based Department Store

Journal Standard
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Various Book Covers Cover Design
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A selection of Book Cover Designs.

Book Covers
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ETSY HOLIDAY Painting / Print
ETSY Vonnegut ETSY Vonnegut ETSY Vonnegut

Window Painting for the ETSY popup Holiday shop and corresponding print inspired by Kurt Vonnegut.

ETSY HOLIDAY SHOP
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Love Kills Demons Limited Print Edition
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Limited Edition Boxset of screenprints.
All art and printing by Chris Rubino.

Love Kills Demons Print Edition
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Lovephoma Director

The Lovephoma short was created using found heart photos taken by Laura Wineteer & Chris Rubino
Directed by Chris Rubino
Edited by Lu Caldarola
Music - "rotator" by Moby
more info at lovephoma.org

Lovephoma
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