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Mistakes were made.

Posted on August 10th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Journal. Comments Off on Mistakes were made.

It’s weird, but I can’t just delete it.

I made this goldfish for a cloisonne pin for a friend. He wanted to describe that vacant momentary confusion you feel when you go somewhere to do something, forget, and walk back across the room. Rinse, repeat.

Then I saw a llama silhouette (say that 5 times fast). And I had to see the goldfish riding him.

Take that as you will.


Tifficult Logo

Posted on September 27th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Journal, Logos. Comments Off on Tifficult Logo

Are things somewhat too Tifficult? Then check out this logo I created for a friend’s birthday. She is well known to hate the spelling of her abrievated name. In other words “Tiff” is not allowed, so this enjoys the small visual pun of one red f!

Happy Birthday Tif!

John’s 30th Claymation Extravaganza!

Posted on July 3rd, by Joseph Van Geffen in Journal. Comments Off on John’s 30th Claymation Extravaganza!

It’s my brother’s birthday today! Congrats John, many more!

In celebration of his birthday last year I created a claymation video re-enacting one of his well known exploits. The night that he, in a drunken stupor, thought everything was the bathroom. Even with witnesses yelling at him to stop.

You can view it by clicking the screenshot above!

Originally, since I had to do a little research on how to post the video correctly as HTML5 I wanted to include a little ‘how to’ section. However, it should be noted that I opted out to simply embed vimeo in a lightbox. Soooo much less to stress out about.

Quit.com [RTC Marketing]

Posted on February 11th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Journal, Print, Websites. Comments Off on Quit.com [RTC Marketing]

An old magazine shout out I received for art directing “Quit.com”. Stop smoking! You can do it!