Ian W G  Communications Design

Limited Typography LTD: 26 Typefaces
Designed 26 typefaces over the course of a semester at Pratt Institute as a part of my senior thesis. (46 images)

Limited Typography LTD: 26 Typefaces
Designed 26 typefaces over the course of a semester at Pratt Institute as a part of my senior thesis. (27 images)

Sara Lovering Films, typography & titles
Work in progress.

Reanimation Library, branding
Worked with Matthew Ramirez in researching the Reanimation Library, then made my own posters for the library/archive. From their website: “The Reanimation Library is an independent presence library. The books in the collection–simultaneously prosaic and peculiar–are relics of the rapidly receding 20th century. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, they have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country. *Presence library is a mistranslation of the German word for reference library, Präsenzbibliothek. In addition to being a non-circulating collection, the library encourages IRL encounters with actual books and actual humans.” (3 images)

THANKS FOR COMING: Posters for parties. (6 images)

The Village Vanguard, branding
An iconic and historic jazz venue in New York City, I created a dynamic branding system just as lively and playful as the musicians who play there. (5 images)

Stella Alpina Fragrances, typography and packaging
Designed and typeset labels for a line of essential oil fragrances. Each fragrance is named after an Italian town or city. The mixtures are bottled with crystals of different varieties and associations, which also help to keep the oils mixed. The logotype is a delicate floral serif. The finer details are set in a more simpler yet aromatic serif. The labels are printed on business cards with gold foil on the front, and hole punched individually to fit on the bottles and produce an elevated appearance while still being cost effective. (2 images)

Pratt Material Lab, branding (with Hua Chen)
Hua Chen and I collaborated on creating an identity for Pratt Institute’s Material Lab. The material lab is a place where students can investigate different samples for their projects. We devised a dynamic logo that changes each time it appears, showcasing the vast array of material options the lab has available. The logo also expands into a system of containers and rules for larger layouts. We also concepted wayfinding and other collateral, such as a tote bag. (3 images)

Smile Train Holiday Card 2023, lettering.

growing up, tshirt lettering.

Torus, poster & poem
I have recently been inspired by theories on the universe, how it was formed, and potentially how it will end. One speculation among some scientists is that the universe has a donut-shaped topology, which would entail that it will implode on itself in what is called “the big crunch,” only to explode in a “big bang”” again. This poster imagines what life is like in a topologically torus shaped universe. If you extended your arm in one direction, it would return right behind you to tap you on the shoulder. I devised a mirror room in Blender to demonstrate this concept, and wrote a poem to demonstrate the conundrum of existence within our universe.

Plonk, variable font manufacturing (with Henry Merker)
Helped create a functioning variable typeface for a symbolic language.

Happy Karrik, variable font hack (Primary Foundry)
Created a variable typeface from two typefaces by Lucas Le Bihan: “Happy Times at the IKOB” and “Karrik”. It is open source and available through Primary Foundry.

Monoweight No. 3, variable typeface.
Designed as an independent project at Wieden+Kennedy, intended to be used for wayfinding graphics around the office.

Internet Art Book Fair: A Post-Artifact Library
Created a website to showcase the work of my classmates from our “Post-Artifact Book” class at Pratt Institute. The design is a riff off of the Pratt Library, which has Tiffany glass floors that allow light to pass through them. It was temporarily featured through the Internet Art Book Fair.

Delta: Pilot Talk Sweepstakes
Worked on various collateral to promote an Instagram sweepstake for Delta Airlines. (3 images)

Delta: Visiting Your Mom is Easy
Worked on posters featuring handwritten notes from mothers to their children to promote flights through Delta Airlines. (3 images)