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Afghanistan 30 APRIL 2007

Moscow, Russia 20 MAY 2007

Kuwait

16 OCT 2006


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The military coin, or challenge coin, every unit has one and they can change with each new commander. Each coin can be as unique as a thumbprint and as with most things in the military there is a formal way to present and accept the coin, based on its origins during World War II. While deployed with Third Personnel Command (Forward) I was asked to design the Redeployment Coin that was to be passed out to the entire brigade upon their return to the United States. The first image on the top shows some of the other design ideas that I presented to the committee choosing the design.


Originally I was approached to create a logo for The Ohio Coffee Company, a new coffee shop opening in downtown Dayton, that featured the State of Ohio, a cherry blossom, coffee and squeeze in “and Teahouse.” A feat that I actually attempted to make happen, with a small degree of success. Meeting with Rob and Becky, the owners, in person figuring out exactly what they wanted to see, a circular image with a bull’s eye’s visual attraction and an“old-timey” typeface. Pairing a decorative sans serif Megalopolis Extra with a bold image a face was given to The Ohio Coffee Company.


Great American things I’ve done in: ________ Kuwait

Go to malls

Go to Starbucks

Go to M© Donald’s


Seven years ago I started playing trumpet in Eddie Brookshire’s band an array of desktop published fliers with an overabundance of information was crowded onto an 8½” by 11” sheet of paper. Seeing a unique opportunity to apply some design to the world around me I accepted the challenge to organize the band’s fliers. In creating a poster that didn’t overwhelm our potential audience I chose to use a recent illustration of mine depicting a figure playing the bass, which Eddie plays. The end result is a poster that gives that provides the just the essential information.


My focus on Dayton Regional Transit Authority as a personal project started during a portfolio review where the student next to me told a tale of how he had a supervisor said that old Dayton RTA logo was crap. Riding the bus everyday I’d seen it constantly and also noted how it seemed to be a variant on the famous London Undergound logo. With that I set to work using the original logo as the platform for my own design all parts of what I created are designed for both usage and a symbolism unique to the city of Dayton. The logo is just the tip of the iceberg in the plans for the Dayton RTA.


{      } REGreat CENTLY READ American a post-b.a. reading list

things Drawn to Life: Volumes I & II Moscow I’ve done in: ________   Walt Stanchfield

Consumed: How Markets Corrupt

Go to mall

 Children, Infantilize Adults and  Swallow Citizens Whole   Benjamin R. Barber

©Donald’s M Eat at The Wonderful World of Oz   Eric Shanower, Illustrations by Skott Young

Play jazz

Chew

  John Layman, Illustrations by Rob Guillory

Ten Things I’ve Learned Essay

Enjoy globalization

  Milton Glaser


What we have here is the other part of a reawakening of the many facets of design that I enjoy. It is a that ideas are fleshed out for later, experimentation with creation methods, and different styles. The sketches and ideas inside the sketchbook can lead to inking done by hand, digital inking, chalkboard drawings, or full-fledged digital creations. With a sharpened True Blue colored pencil scribbles, drawings and analog explorations find themselves in book after book. The only goal is to raise the quality level of the both the ideas and finished products of the contents of each sketchbook.


Asked to think of ways to kill off the logos and emblems of major designer labels by some budding entrepreneurs from the University of Dayton the first of many t-shirt designs was born. The bombing of the Ralph Lauren Polo horse. Encouraging the use of other illustrators from the university I’ve spread the good fortune to have someone give free reign to create whatever you want as long as it remains consistent with the main goal: destroy the fashionable labels with pretty pictures.


Great American things Afghanistan I’ve done in: _________

Wear uniform Carry m-16 Be American


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Matthew Rankin Summer 2009