Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Updated NYC coat hanger design...and table?!

In the original design, the graphic for the subway would be placed on the wall directly. This would require drilling into the wall to apply the hooks. The updated design above places the subway on a Manhattan shaped board, which contains pre-drilled holes for the hooks. I think this method is preferable.
I do like the idea of a subway map graphic that can be directly applied to a wall, but that seems to be a different product.
Should every stop by drilled on the map?
Offering hooks that are the shape of famous monuments would be fun. Prospects:
- Empire St. building
- Chrysler building
- Washington Sq. Park arch
- Grant's Tomb
- Cloisters
- Columbia Univ. library or alma mater statue
- Belvedere Castle in Central Park

Other monuments?

This object could also serve as a table. I'd imagine fewer holes would be preferable if this were the desired use. In that case, the table would come with plugs that fill in the holes. The monuments would then go upright on top of the table.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New York City subway coat hangar by SS

The image on the left is of a coat hanger that was in today's Times. This image inspired me to think of how a New Yorker may do it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Should event posters list show prices?

I've enjoyed designing the Gotham Comedy posters for the last 6 months, yet I thought one piece of important information was missing: the show prices. I had originally included these in the design, but they were scrapped.
A few weeks ago, I broached the topic with the decision makers. I suggested to them that we add prices to the posters that are displayed on both sides of the front door along the sidewalk because:
- People like to know prices, including people who like comedy.
- Comedy clubs have a so-so reputation. There always seem to be hidden charges, drink minimums, etc. This allows you to pull back the curtain and be more transparent.
- As far as i can tell, Gotham's prices are reasonable. We should be promoting that.

This week the posters go up out front of the club with prices listed. (Please see the poster above; previous posters listed no pricing information.) We'll see what happens. Let's see if passerbyes react to seeing the prices.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Schneider Society for Children unveils logo by Solarek Studio

The Schneider Society, a fundraising group dedicated to helping North Shore LIJ's Schneider Children's Hospital, asked the Solarek Studio to design a logo for the organization. We are honored to be involved.

The logo is two s's placed together in a mirrored reflection. This forms a heart, representing the organization' dedication to the care of children.

"Jason did a great job of creating a meaningful logo which helps exemplify the mission of our charity," said Dan Fanelli, Founder/Co-Executive Director of Schneider Society. "This will surely be an enormous help in our efforts with Schneider Children's Hospital and we look forward to working with Solarek Studio in the future."


Solarek Studio encourages you to support the children's hospital via the Schneider Society. Please visit: