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Here are some store graphics we did for Earth Class Mail in Seattle. This was the company's first brick and mortar retail location, and was located next to the local post office to attract customers currently using P.O. Boxes. Video grabs are from the show "Start-up Junkies" viewable now at Hulu.com. Yours truly had a non-speaking part in a few episodes, and our branding, banner and marketing collateral designs make cameos as well. ...

We just created this postcard for the Summer 2008 Gorge Games. It's got it all! Action, thrills and Storm Large and the Balls! We're also designing ads, banner signs and other materials for this eXtreme Hood River event. ...

Sometimes the best design projects aren't about creating a whole new look, but taking the best of an existing piece and making it work better. We had just such an opportunity recently when we redesigned the Pearl District Business Association's (PDBA) map and member guide for their magazine, Explore the Pearl. This was not just a simple redesign though, as the main project goal was to make the directory easier to use for readers, so they can quickly find the information they are looking for. Our solution was to re-group the listings into larger meta-categories and color-code the individual business listings...

There are a bunch of new magazines launching in the Portland, Oregon market right now. Mix and Homes + Gardens Northwest from The Oregonian are already launched and Portland Spaces from the publishers of Portland Monthly is coming soon. Here are 2 full-page ads we did for Madison Millinger and JD Madison for the launch of Homes + Gardens Northwest. Time will tell if this relatively small market can support so many design-focused magazines. As a hardcore magazine junkie, we hope it can! ...

We've recently completed a new logo design for JD Madison's new showroom expansion. The new space showcases ten new, higher-end home furnishing lines and needed a sub-branded identity that was similar to JD Madison, but that could stand on its own as well. The new showroom opens to the public on June 15th and will include many more information graphics, displays and signage created by Deluxe. Here's the logo on the new exterior signage: ...

We were pleasantly surprised to find that our (now shuttered) Website, Huge Magazine was chosen by Commerce Magazine as one of the 26 Reasons Why Design Rules in Portland! We remember the phone interview, but forgot about it entirely when we never received a copy in the mail. Well, luckily we stumbled upon the feature in a Blog post by local motion design firm, Kamp Grizzly that also had a link to Huge. Thankfully, we now have a copy of the issue in our hot little hands and are happy to share it with you! Click on the images at left for...

And, that's a good thing. Everywhere I turn these days people and companies are talking about green-building, green design, and green services -- essentially about making green from going green. Hopefully this groundswell of green-thinking can carry out past local, regional and even industry boundaries and become a real national and global charge. With so many people looking to minimize their own footprint on the planet through their purchases and lifestyle choices, it pays for businesses to let their customers know that they do indeed feature green products or options if they have them. One such company here in Portland is...

Deluxe has completed a re-design of the JD Madison Website. The new site is bigger, cleaner and even easier to navigate as well as now being more efficient to update as well. Located in the Pearl District, JD Madison is the place to shop for distinctive, modern home furnishings in Portland, Oregon. According to Northwest Home + Garden Magazine, "If there's one furniture store that embodies the Pearl District's sophistication, it's JD Madsion Home Furnishings." And not just a super-cool store, but lovely people as well! Deluxe is proud to create all of the print advertising and marketing collateral for JD Madison...