Always fun to re-discover artifacts while unpacking. I was sporting this @NASA patch on my backpack circa late 90’s.
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In the fall of 2015, I was asked to name and brand the Razorfish Global Creative Summit. The brief mentioned this year’s theme was focused on the culture of startups. With only a few days to get a first round presentation together, I had to move quickly. After some research and sketching, I landed on the name, “Proto;” a prefix that by definition means, ‘first’ or ‘precursor’ — and also a word that inherently has some nice geometry to work with.
You can view additional images on the Proto project page.
Here’s a look at the finished cards. I couldn’t be more pleased! Printed on Lettra 220# double thick cover. The thickness of this super toothy paper makes my heart happy. Truly superb printing by Genghis Kern Letterpress.