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  • logo design for UndocuFund

    (Practically) instant logo for UndocuFund.org

    You remember when wildfires were raging around northern California and scorching right into towns? A couple of weekends ago, one of my clients, Daranee Petsod at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, asked me if I could create a super-quick logo for a fund they were establishing to support a particularly vulnerable community: undocumented immigrants in Sonoma County, the area hardest hit by the fires. They were putting together a…

  • Axie Breen interview with Boston Voyager

    BostonVoyager magazine interview (with me!)

    I just got some of the only kind of publicity I ever get: surprise and unsolicited. An online magazine that is doing a “hidden gems of Boston” series contacted me for an interview and of course I had to say yes. I found it strange to non-braggily brag about myself, but apparently, one must:   Today we’d like to introduce you to Axie Breen.   Thanks for sharing your story…

  • pain-free joints

    From naked to gritty

    Getty Images, major purveyor of stock photography, revealed that their most popular image for the search term “woman” has shifted over the last 10 years. Ten years ago it was a naked woman under a white towel—possibly a spa situation? Now it’s a woman power-hiking a rocky mountain trail. Can it be just that activewear is the new little black dress? No, it seems like more. At Getty, they’re calling…

  • Freeing South Africa, poster, Axie Breen Graphic Design

    A museum taps us on the shoulder

    I got a surprising email out of the blue, from someone looking for the copyright holders of a poster created years ago called “Freeing South Africa, freeing ourselves.” Was I the Axie Breen listed as co-designer on this poster? Yes I was! They were looking for permission to include it in an interactive exhibition at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which was just about to open…