Radius Global Market Research

Stauber Brand Studio came to us with an interesting problem for their client Radius Global Market Research: is it possible to create a browser-accessible sales presentation? Radius management had found that, lacking a central repository for sales materials, their team was creating one-off PPT presentations without brand guidelines or consistent statistics. to that end, we […]

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Betteridge’s Law

“This story is a great demonstration of my maxim that any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word “no.” The reason why journalists use that style of headline is that they know the story is probably bullshit, and don’t actually have the sources and facts to back it up, […]

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Open Transcripts

Open Transcripts unlocks and shares interesting thought about the humanities that’d otherwise be left to moulder on YouTube or Vimeo. In many cases, conference presenters try to openly share video presentations after the conference is over-but that’s usually done with the absolute minimum of effort. The result is that academic conference video channels and podcast […]

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Gawker Media

From 2003 to 2011, we were Gawker Media’s de facto visual & interface design department. We designed and built the first five iterations of the company’s 13 notorious sites, developing branding, editorial styling, visual voice, and CMS functionality for each. Not every site remains online, but those which do still retain the brands we built. […]

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Billy Sunday

Billy Sunday is a cocktail bar from Chef Matthias Merges in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, helmed by Creative Director and Jean Banchet Award-winner Alex Bachman,featuring pre-Prohibition cocktails and light fare. Pretty created Billy Sunday’s branding, sales materials, menu and events site, advertising and social media messaging, beginning with austere typography based on broadsheets and posters of the […]

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Reverend Billy’s Chop Shop

How to create signature brand imagery for a salon known for precision cuts and brilliant color, when we didn’t know where or how they’d be used? Make them kaleidoscopic with a square format and a central composition.

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