Sorry, we got kicked out eventually (x‑mas day) due to a rent hike that would have almost doubled my rent, and it would have been month-to-month with an aggressive and intimidating broker Sam (that took pictures of me without asking) looking for even more rent.
We are sorry to not have the office on 64 Allen Street anymore. it was a beautiful space with a really great group of creative people and surrounded by new artwork every day.
But with some more people leaving, the steep rent-hike, and the short-term certainty it didn’t make sense and now we are packing up. 

Sharing the space with two amazing illustrators, and a filmmaker, it’s going to be creative!
(btw: we’re still looking to find one more person to rent a table here. someone creative and enjoying an environment of artists, illustrators, and graphic design, teachers, no promoters this time :))

Kenichiro Hoshi asked me if he could use one of my drawings as a cover for his latest single.
This drawing is from Kichijoji, a town on the west side of Tokyo) while waiting for him at the station (Inogashira Park side).
On iTunes today: https://t.co/lIXlVaOC1f

Preview for the radio shows of a single that will be on iTunes February 2018.
screenshot:

For my friend Kadidja I made these labels and simplified her logo.
these are available on the website that she is hosting at https://www.kadidja.nyc/, as well as the Tompkin’s Square farmers market.

Online Course, at Parsons Open Campus


the team:

while we were filming interviews with Thomas and Steven, Kreg and Carol are discussing Type at TDC.

school

Parsons Continuing and Professional Education
UX Design for Emerging Platforms

format

6‑week asynchronous online class

some assignment work of re-designing webpages:

 

and a future technology idea

5/3/21: guest Anuj Shresta


4/7/21: guest: Tundi Szasz, insta, linkedin, www.designlifewell.com, www.tundiszasz.com



03/31/21
: Kimberley Sampson, designed to create, a former student about how to succeed in interviews
03/17/21: Roy Morrison, photographer on how to take a good self-portrait

 


03/03/21: we needed writing help, we got answers, from Gabriel Don, writer, and creative writing coach, and teacher, thank you so much:


03/24/21: We were so blessed to meet with Shyama Golden and to hear her explain more about the ‘magical realism’ of her illustrations and her career. It was a big highlight of this Associate Degrees Pratt Institute course to have you as a guest. Thank you!

also, this is about her amazing work: Vimeo

Astrid Metta, Dana Baumgartner, Elle McNamara, Pete Gibson, Lucca Salomone, Klaude de Castro


02/17/21: guests: Samoel González and Mirko Velimirovic Iverson, good friends from TypeThursday.org


02/03/21: Illustrator and master’s class instructor John Jay Cabuay about how to make a living as an illustrator


02/10/21: Another really cool guest: Faride Mereb, Venezuelan editor and graphic designer, book designer, and all-out-awesome person:

at www.alexaikiu.com

quick update: Alex wanted to have a new look and simplified his portfolio

Alex Aikiu is a French artist exploring different fields of creativity from painting, music, styling to art and video direction.
He started his career as a musician and began styling in NYC shortly after.
He collaborated with artists like Björk, Grace Jones, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake… brands like Chanel, Kenzo and worked with french artist Jean-Paul Goude for many years.
In the meantime, he released his first music album under the name «The Aikiu» through Sony Jive / Epic. Most recently he has taken his expertise into the realm of video direction and revealing soon his photography.

website and brand design, 
Anselm Dästner

client

Alex Aikiu, Paris

jobs

responsive website with tiled galleries, video and audio sections; and, a cool javascript background.

Ibadan Records was founded in 1995 in New York.
The logo combines the Nigerian national symbol of an antelope combined into a musical note and a stylized vinyl record.
Ibadan record’s earliest years of the acoustic, afro-tinged house to the Pan-African Electro of the 10″ series to the more recent explorations into Techno and TechHouse, the sound of Ibadan has always pioneered new directions in dance.

logo design, 
Anselm Dästner

client

Jerome Sydenham

tasks

logos, record cover designs, vinyl decals, stickers, stamps, social media banners,

 
 
 

Michal Sobkowiak is a pianist from Poland living, performing, and teaching in Tokyo, Japan.

He is famous for playing Chopin, which is also one of my favorite composers.

I met him after I had a Pecha Kucha presentation at Cafe Deluxe in Roppongi, Tokyo.

He became a great client, and I have done numerous flyers for his performances. The latest project is the Japan Jazz Pop Piano Competition (JJPP). I enjoy these design jobs because they need to be both outrageous and informative. In Japan, flyers always need to have a map with detailed directions. They usually contain a lot of information about what to expect at the event, biographies, and sponsors.

I remember one night I held a good-bye party at the house in Sasazuka, Tokyo. He arrived late and as always with a hand full of exciting friends. The house has a grand piano. Ida wanted to sleep, so he opened the grand piano’s lid and played only the strings. It was truly unique, but Ida woke up anyway.

more leaflets for Michal

logo design, 
Anselm Dästner

client

Michal Sobkoviak, pianist

tasks

print posters, flyers, programs, website design

 
 
 

Apotheke means pharmacy in German. Mixing this with the word Techno is a prescription to a Berlin-style techno record label.
The images used are of white marble counters, old medicine bottle labels, prescription papers and the Rod of Asclepius, Greek medicine and health care symbol.

logo design, 
Anselm Dästner

client

Jerome Sydenham

tasks

logos, record cover designs, vinyl decals, stickers, stamps, social media banners,

 
 
 

Desvio Records, also known as Slam Mode, NY house legends, on a more eclectic ambient note with their new label Desvio.

logo design, 
Anselm Dästner

client

Angel Rodrigues

tasks

logo, record cover designs, vinyl decals, social media banners,

 
 
 

Oscar & Jessica Poche’s Media Service has been around for decades.
they organize events, promote record launches, Radio promotion, and music publishing. A NY institution.

logo design, 
Anselm Dästner

client

Oscar Poche

tasks

logos, stickers, social media banners,

 
 
 

Monique Bingham’s Record label Bigga Sounds:
it’s a deep house, with a big voice. Right now she is touring a lot in South Africa. Tour dates on the website www.moniquebingham.com (proudly designed by me)

logo design, 
Anselm Dästner

client

Monique Bingham

tasks

logos, stickers, social media banners,

 
 
 

Radio promotion for dance music. “If house was a nation, JoeB would be president”.

client

Joe B

tasks

logos, stickers, social media banners,

 
 
 

eScholastic

Part of the new eScholastic are launched now: www.scholastic.com/teachers

fav icon design

client

Orbital for Scholastic

tasks

UI design for the new website, UI fro the Scholastic Digital Manager platform

I was mostly working on the UI for the accounts pages, which will hopefully launch soon


Corporate, Pharma, Business

as a freelance UI designer for agencies

and Pharma advertising at Juice:


Disney, Realty, Music Marketing, Energy

Produced by Rick Casey, joe Berinato, and Michael Rosen


Fashion

Tunji Dada and Zolaykha Sherzad’s websites

MTV

over the course of 20 years, I have worked on plenty of Viacom websites


Music websites and Merchant websites

smaller websites for individual clients

and the latest website projects are here

at www.ibadanrecords.com/

(coming soon)

Jerome Sydenham founded Ibadan Records in 1996, and I designed the brand and logo. The logo has abstracted the horns of an antelope, Nigeria’s national symbol, and a musical note on a vinyl record. Ibadan is Nigeria’s 2nd largest city, a cultural and intellectual hotspot, and Jerome’s hometown.
The original Ibadan brand wore green stripes of the Nigerian flag. As the label moved from Brooklyn to Berlin, its sound progressed from African-based house beats to big room techno. We changed the colors to a dark-room red.
IBADAN RECORDS is an independent record label and home to other labels such as Apotek Records and Avocado Records. Founded in 1995, Ibadan carries on the legacy. It continues to be a groundbreaking tastemaker deeply rooted in the influences of colorful New York life as represented in the range of our repertoire. You can always expect nothing but the highest regard for quality.

Ibadan logo and brand assets 
designed for Jerome Sydenham
1996, 
Anselm Dästner
with a critical heurica moment 
from Guevara Soliman at i/o 360

client

Jerome Sydenham and Christine Petersen

jobs

logos, brand assets, record covers, social media presence<

2021 Typography photos that I posted on Instagram with the hashtags #parsonstypes#vernaculartypographyafari #typesafari #typography #typographicsnyc #nyctypography #anselmdastner #vernacularphotography