Updated

2.16.2010

Happy 2010! We’ve updated the news section below with new work that hasn’t made it’s way to the portfolio site yet, so please scroll through to see what we’ve been up to. New work will be added to the design and illustration portfolios very soon, and a complete revamp of the website is also in the works.

11.12.2009

The Bride’s Instruction Manual, The Sex Instruction Manual, and Spring Awakening: In The Flesh (designed with Cooper Graphic Design) were chosen for this year’s Communication Arts Design Annual.

11.12.2009

Spring Awakening: In The Flesh (designed with Cooper Graphic Design) and The Sex Instruction Manual were chosen for this year’s Print’s Regional Design Annual.

11.12.2009

American Illustration selected an illustration we did for The Sex Instruction Manual entitled The No-Tell Motel for inclusion in this year’s annual book, AI 28.

08.10.2009

Paul was invited to be a judge for this year’s upcoming Communication Arts Design Annual. Communication Arts is one of the most respected competitions in the industry—Paul was extremely honored to be asked to participate.

07.05.2009

A series of illustrations we did for GQ magazine called Treat Her Right were chosen for this year’s Communication Arts Illustration Annual.

07.05.2009

Lurzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide selected 17 illustrations of ours for this years annual (09/10). The winning illustrations include pieces we did for The Bride’s Instruction Manual, The Sex Instruction Manual, Fortune Small Business, Wine Spectator, Kiwi Magazine, Newsweek, and The Boston Globe.

06.15.2009

Communication Arts chose The Baby Owner’s Manual for their “Best Design of the Past 50 Years” timeline to represent 2003. You can check it out in June’s issue on page 84.

05.01.2009

6 of our pieces were chosen for AIGA’s Philadelphia Design Awards. The winning pieces are The Sopranos: The Complete Book, The Bride’s Instruction Manual, The Groom’s Instruction Manual, an illustration we did for Newsweek called Global Inflation, Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills, and Avenue Q: The Book. An exhibition of the show will be up from May 1–30.

04.27.2009

We designed 3 gatefold inserts for Time magazine’s special Most Influential People issue, on newsstands now. We collaborated with D. W. Pine and Lon Tweeten at Time for the extremely elaborate map gatefold.

03.11.2009

Two of our books won first and second place at the New York Book Show this year. Books are judged on design, production, and manufacturing.

SPECIAL TRADE (General Books):
1st Place: Spring Awakening: In The Flesh
2nd Place: Eminem: The Way I Am

01.02.2009

We just finished an eight-foot-by-eight-foot mural for the new Tampa Bay History Center’s children’s museum, which opens to the public on January 3rd.

12.01.2008

Paul was interviewed by Xfuns, the bi-lingual creative culture and design magazine from Taiwan. You can check out the article on Headcase Design in this month’s issue (#39). The magazine runs its text in both English and Mandarin.

11.10.2008

We did the illustration for an animated commercial for Nickelodeon’s “Playful Parent.” You can view the TV spot here.

11.10.2008

Paul will be giving a presentation about Headcase Design in Oklahoma on November 20 at 7 pm, sponsored by AIGA Oklahoma.

11.09.2008

We designed Eminem’s book The Way I Am, which reached #11 on the New York Times bestseller list today. The book is the first part of a campaign to launch Eminem back into the public’s eye, to be closely followed by his new album early next year.

11.07.2008

The Sopranos: The Complete Book was selected for the Communication Arts Design Annual.

11.07.2008

For Boys Only, which we designed and illustrated, will be featured in Print’s Regional Design Annual.

08.29.2008

Paul was asked to answer the question “What Inspires You?” for the launch of Creative Quarterly magazine’s redesign. You can check out his answer in the upcoming issue #11.

03.11.2008

We are excited to report that a number of books we designed received awards at the New York Book Show. Books are judged on design, production, and manufacturing. Here are the winners:

SPECIAL TRADE (General Books):
2nd Place: The Sopranos: The Complete Book
Merit Award: Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
SPECIAL TRADE (Cookbooks):
1st Place: Deceptively Delicious
CHILDREN’S TRADE (Young Adult Nonfiction):
1st Place: For Boys Only

11.05.2007

The Baby Owner’s Starter Kit and Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills and were chosen for the Communication Arts Design Annual.

11.05.2007

The Pop-Up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love, and Avenue Q: The Book will appear in Print’s Regional Design Annual.

10.28.2007

Jessica Seinfeld’s cookbook Deceptively Delicious, which we designed, will be #1 on the New York Times Advice/How-to bestseller list.

10.05.2007

Jessica Seinfeld and her Headcase-designed cookbook Deceptively Delicious will be featured for a full hour on Oprah. The set was decorated to match the design of the book cover, and Oprah herself will be dressed in pink to match the book’s color palette! Tune in Monday, October 8th to catch it.

06.08.2007

Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love, will be featured in Graphis Design Annual 2008.

06.01.2007

An illustration we did for The Home Owner's Manual, will be published in American Illustration 2007. The Home Owner’s Manual will also be featured in AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers 2007.

05.24.2007

“Heart of Darkness”, an illustration we did for The New Republic, will be featured in Communication Arts Illustration Annual (July 2007).

05.04.2007

The Sopranos: The Book that we designed shared its premier with the first episode of the final season. Click here to watch clips from the book release party. Click here to see what some of the cast think about it!

01.02.2007

Happy New Year! Our first bit of news for 2007, we've been asked to judge the 2007 Baltimore ADDY® Awards on January 13th. Thanks to Mission Media and the AAB for the honor!

12.08.2006

The Pop-Up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns that we designed for Melcher Media was featured on CNN. Click here to watch the segment.

11.04.2006

Wicked: The Grimmerie will be featured in Communication Arts Design Annual(Nov 2006, page 128).

10.19.2006

The Home Owner’s Manual will be featured in Print’s Regional Design Annual (Nov/Dec 2006, page 245).

10.21.2005

The following projects will be featured in David E. Carter’s The New Big Book of Color: "Good Fortune" for Mark Murphy (page 100), The Right Word! and Write Right! (pages 186–187), "Going Down?" (page 202) from Mark Murphy’s Heaven and Hell, "Metal Eating Tree" (page 244) for Esquire, "The Properties of Chromosome 16 [Enhanced]" for Mark Murphy’s Dialogue: The Fine Art of Conversation (page 323), The Housewives Tarot (page 332–333), The Baby Owner’s Manual / The Dog Owner’s Manual / The Cat Owner’s Manual (page 368), and illustrations from The Witch Hunter’s Handbook (page 370) and The Vampire Hunter’s Handbook (page 371).

08.28.2006

The poster we designed for The Hurricane Poster Project was one of the thirty chosen to be exhibited at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Opening reception to be held in the Senate chamber from 5:30 to 8:00 on the evening of August 29th.

07.14.2006

We were interviewed for the latest issue of Rough Magazine. You can check out the online version here.

06.10.2006

As part of the AIGA Philly’s ongoing "New to You" series, we will be giving a lecture at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD) on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00pm. This lecture is open to the public.

02.16.2006

We will be giving a lecture at the Tyler School of Art on Friday, February 24th at 2:30 in President’s Hall.

11.04.2005

We’ve created a poster for The Hurricane Poster Project—a collaborative effort of the design community to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds from poster sales will go directly to the Red Cross. You can view our poster here or download a PDF. The posters will be available from their site very soon.

11.02.2005

The Modern Lover will be featured in Communication Arts Design Annual(Nov 2005, page 136).

10.24.2005

The following illustrations will be featured in this year’s American Illustration: Metal-Eating Tree (client: Esquire Magazine) and The Properties of Chromosome 16 [Enhanced] (client: Murphy Design). The launch party for both American Illustration and American Photography will be held Friday, November 4th from 7-11pm at the Altman Building (135 West 18th Street, NYC).

10.21.2005

The following books we designed will be featured in Print’s Regional Design Annual (Nov/Dec 2005): The Cat Owner’s Manual, The Toddler Owner’s Manual, Field Guide to the North American Bird, and The Modern Lover.

10.03.2005

Paul will be giving a lecture and slide presentation at Villa Julie College this Wednesday, October 5th. Thursday through Saturday he will be conducting a design workshop with students.

09.01.2005

The website we designed for our self-authored Housewives Tarot (www.housewivestarot.com) will be featured in Print’s Interactive Design Annual (Sep/Oct 2005, page 119).