Pro-bono city. Every month, the Northwest Film Center put up a new series of films, and every month they’d publish one of these to advertise them. We’d wager that almost every designer in Portland had done at least one before Johnson & Wolverton created a smart new identity for the center that folded the various circulars into a unified monthly publication (Matt Eller, now of FGA, drove that project). We wish we’d done that.

NW Film & Video Festival

Circular for the 20th Annual Northwest Film & Video Festival (held in 1993 – this is old work, remember). This was a regional festival for regional filmmakers. The fellow wrapped in film on the cover is our college roommate, playwright and actor Nick Zagone. The photograph was made by Rafael Astorga.

For those of you who follow such things, this piece was in the Type Directors' Club 15th Annual. In those days, part of the attraction of pro-bono work was to have an open-brief project to submit to contests. We've changed our view a bit since then.

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Reel Music

Circular for Reel Music, a series of films about music and musicians. 1994’s program leaned heavily on jazz musicians, so we got in touch with our inner Reid Miles. A bit of an obvious solution, we admit, but this was 1994, before everyone was ripping off Reid Miles. In fact, we did it twice that year.

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