Dear America What Would You Change

Dear America What Would You Change? Project by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative

Dear America What Would You Change?

Public Opinions Matter

Have you ever wanted to interview the public and get their opinion about changes they would make in America?

Public Opinions Matter

Have you ever wanted to interview the public and get their opinion about changes they would make in America?

The Purpose

In 2013 I, Mark Boehly studied graffiti in my senior thesis class at Portland State University. I was inspired by an artist named Steve Powers. He painted fifty murals on the rooftops of West Philadelphia. Each mural was a part of a fictional love story where a man was trying to get the attention of a woman who rides the nearby train. The series was called “A love letter for you.”

In my thesis class, I had to brainstorm and execute a fictional project of my own as if it were a real event. I decided to use a similar model as Powers only my story would relate to current events. I wanted to know more about the people that surround us every day and give them a voice that could be expressed through art. Part of my commute to school was to ride the Green Line Max. I surveyed over fifty passengers’ and asked them “if you could change one thing in America what would it be?”

After the survey was completed I realized a lot of people had the same views. I choose the best opinions and designed a series of posters out of their answers. I wanted the design to be as raw as possible so I went with a hand-drawn look using stacked typography. I branded the event and created a DA monogram using the projects question as the tagline. This logo was strategically placed inside each of the posters so they could stand alone if needed.

The designs were printed on large four foot black and white posters. To keep the project authentic, I made homemade glue known as wheatpaste and sealed the posters to a tarp for mobility.

The Purpose

In 2013 I, Mark Boehly studied graffiti in my senior thesis class at Portland State University. I was inspired by an artist named Steve Powers. He painted fifty murals on the rooftops of West Philadelphia. Each mural was a part of a fictional love story where a man was trying to get the attention of a woman who rides the nearby train. The series was called “A love letter for you.”

In my thesis class, I had to brainstorm and execute a fictional project of my own as if it were a real event. I decided to use a similar model as Powers only my story would relate to current events. I wanted to know more about the people that surround us every day and give them a voice that could be expressed through art. Part of my commute to school was to ride the Green Line Max. I surveyed over fifty passengers’ and asked them “if you could change one thing in America what would it be?”

After the survey was completed I realized a lot of people had the same views. I choose the best opinions and designed a series of posters out of their answers. I wanted the design to be as raw as possible so I went with a hand-drawn look using stacked typography. I branded the event and created a DA monogram using the projects question as the tagline. This logo was strategically placed inside each of the posters so they could stand alone if needed.

The designs were printed on large four foot black and white posters. To keep the project authentic, I made homemade glue known as wheatpaste and sealed the posters to a tarp for mobility.

The Final Steps

I originally wanted to break the opinions up and display them in different areas around Portland. But due to legal issues, I decided it would be easier to stitch the tarp together so all the answers could be displayed side by side. The final location of the project was near the Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon. This area was chosen because it was the main Max stop where the survey first took place. The location also had an easy access fence where the banner was strung up. It was directly facing the commuters on the train and easily seen by pedestrians in the area.

The Final Steps

I originally wanted to break the opinions up and display them in different areas around Portland. But due to legal issues, I decided it would be easier to stitch the tarp together so all the answers could be displayed side by side. The final location of the project was near the Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon. This area was chosen because it was the main Max stop where the survey first took place. The location also had an easy access fence where the banner was strung up. It was directly facing the commuters on the train and easily seen by pedestrians in the area.

Dear America What Would You Change? Poster Design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Logo Design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Reactions Photography by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Catherine Goode Posing for Dear America What Would You Change? Designed by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Logo Design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Poster Design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Reactions Photography by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Reactions Photography by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Reactions Photography by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Wheatpaste by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Poster Design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Poster Design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Dear America What Would You Change? Poster Design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly

Steampunk Maniacs

Steampunk Maniacs Watch Photography by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly

Steampunk maniacs

clockwork & leather products

Steampunk Maniacs needed logo. We helped them achieve a memorable mark with a Victorian appeal.

Clockwork & Leather Products

Steampunk Maniacs needed logo. We helped them achieve a memorable mark with a Victorian appeal.

Steampunk Maniacs Logo designed by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly
Steampunk Maniacs Logo designed by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly

steam power Branding

Our client builds one of a kind costumes and accessories that look like they came straight out of a science fiction film. Many gears and ornate decorations are found in their work. Since the movement is inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. We wanted this logo to capture the Neo-Victorian side by playing with filigree and clockwork. We used two ornate typefaces that normally would clash together to pull off the vintage retro look. 

steam power Branding

Our client builds one of a kind costumes and accessories that look like they came straight out of a science fiction film. Many gears and ornate decorations are found in their work. Since the movement is inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. We wanted this logo to capture the Neo-Victorian side by playing with filigree and clockwork. We used two ornate typefaces that normally would clash together to pull off the vintage retro look. 

Responsive website design

We worked with Velare Media and rebuilt the layout for Steampunk Maniacs. The site is fully responsive. This means the site shrinks to fit cell phones, tablets, and desktop computer displays. This is a must have for an optimal viewing experience.

Responsive website design

We worked with Velare Media and rebuilt the layout for Steampunk Maniacs. The site is fully responsive. This means the site shrinks to fit cell phones, tablets, and desktop computer displays. This is a must have for an optimal viewing experience.

Volume Eyelash Extensions

Volume Eyelash Extensions Packaging Design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly

VOLUME EYELASH EXTENSIONS

bringing the vision to life

Volume was looking for a new brand and website that matches the owners vision of high fashion and clean.

bringing the vision to life

Volume was looking for a new brand and website that matches the owners vision of high fashion and clean.

Volume Eyelash Extensions Logo by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly

Logo Design

Melanie approached Graphicsbyte with a vision of quality, affordability and accessibility. This is something she couldn’t find in the eyelash industry. She spent many years working at her Lake Oswego, OR salon and her passion for eyelash extensions evolved into a love for education and training in the industry. Volume was created to be an eyelash extension supply company with a focus on education for licensed professionals.

The only thing missing was an identity. The brand went though many revisions before landing on a golden geometric uppercase V monogram. The client loved the idea of embossing the brand or printing in foil. A minimal color palette of black, white, gold and rose gold was chosen to fit the clients demographic.

Logo Design

Melanie approached Graphicsbyte with a vision of quality, affordability and accessibility. This is something she couldn’t find in the eyelash industry. She spent many years working at her Lake Oswego, OR salon and her passion for eyelash extensions evolved into a love for education and training in the industry. Volume was created to be an eyelash extension supply company with a focus on education for licensed professionals.

The only thing missing was an identity. The brand went though many revisions before landing on a golden geometric uppercase V monogram. The client loved the idea of embossing the brand or printing in foil. A minimal color palette of black, white, gold and rose gold was chosen to fit the clients demographic.

Lash Packaging

All the lashes come in a standard plastic case with gold foil embossing. We also designed matching square business cards with rounded corners help give the brand an elegant and stylish look.  

Lash Packaging

All the lashes come in a standard plastic case with gold foil embossing. We also designed matching square business cards with rounded corners help give the brand an elegant and stylish look.  

E-Commeerce

Volume is an eyelash extension supplier and education platform. The website was designed to highlight both sides of the business. We worked with Velare Media and helped develop an e-Commerce site where lashes are easily sorted into shape, length and style. Licensed professionals can also register for classes straight from the site.

E-Commeerce

Volume is an eyelash extension supplier and education platform. The website was designed to highlight both sides of the business. We worked with Velare Media and helped develop an e-Commerce site where lashes are easily sorted into shape, length and style. Licensed professionals can also register for classes straight from the site.

Everdrone

Everdrone Team scanning Wind Turbines with Drones

Everdrone

Drone Inspections

Everdrone is a business that takes stunning footage from the sky. They inspect equipment for wear and tear.

Drone Inspections

Everdrone is a business that takes stunning footage from the sky. They inspect equipment for wear and tear.

Everdrone Logo by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Boehly

Branding with "Military" In Mind

Everdrone is a cutting-edge aerial company that uses drones to inspect heavy machinery. When the company first approached us they wanted their brand to look timeless and “military.” But overall they were very open-minded. We used the DJI website to find high-quality images of the Zenmuse X series cameras. These are the same cameras onboard the client’s aircraft.

We designed a hexagon line logo that is loosely based on the Zenmuse X45 camera. It was important to give this logo some personality so the we made the focal point of the lense resemble an eye that looks directly at the camera. The diagonal wings were then added to be a reference towards the Airforce brand.

Branding with "Military" In Mind

Everdrone is a cutting-edge aerial company that uses drones to inspect heavy machinery. When the company first approached us they wanted their brand to look timeless and “military.” But overall they were very open-minded. We used the DJI website to find high-quality images of the Zenmuse X series cameras. These are the same cameras onboard the client’s aircraft.

We designed a hexagon line logo that is loosely based on the Zenmuse X45 camera. It was important to give this logo some personality so the we made the focal point of the lense resemble an eye that looks directly at the camera. The diagonal wings were then added to be a reference towards the Airforce brand.

Iconography

After building the brands visual identity we pushed the hierarchy father with a series of custom icons. Each icon represents a service that Everdrone specializes in. The icons are used on the company website, business cards and promotional materials.

Iconography

After building the brands visual identity we pushed the hierarchy father with a series of custom icons. Each icon represents a service that Everdrone specializes in. The icons are used on the company website, business cards and promotional materials.

Website Design

4K image capture and video are key components of drone inspections. The website showcases these areas in great detail. We worked with Velare Media and helped capture some of the videos and images for the site.

Website Design

4K image capture and video are key components of drone inspections. The website showcases these areas in great detail. We worked with Velare Media and helped capture some of the videos and images for the site.

Print Media

To help spread the word Everdrone participates in trade shows and drone conferences around the country. They wanted promotional materials that could be given away. Stickers were the first thing we created and these are currently being used on the company UAV’s, hard hats and other equipment. We also created several t-shirt designs, and 3D printed keychains.

Print Media

To help spread the word Everdrone participates in trade shows and drone conferences around the country. They wanted promotional materials that could be given away. Stickers were the first thing we created and these are currently being used on the company UAV’s, hard hats and other equipment. We also created several t-shirt designs, and 3D printed keychains.