Short Run Seattle
YEAR & TIMELINE
Short Run Seattle
Creative Direction | Layout | Illustration
Kelly Froh | Martine Workman
Hand-drawing | InDesign | Photoshop | Silkscreen | Risograph
In 2011 I cofounded Short Run Seattle with Kelly Froh, Martine Workman, and Jenny Gialenes. The organization started as a one-day festival dedicated to small press comix, zines, and handmade books of all kinds. We grew to include a micropress, summer school, grant, residency, and dozens of smaller events.
For 7 seasons I acted as the Creative Director, which meant that along with keeping the organization going and expanding, I was responsible for the look and feel of the organization. Most of the time I was working with other artists, designers, and sundry weirdos to produce magical experiences and visual delight, but I made my share of posters, book covers, and promotional zines to entice people to discover new work in the field of comix.
Decade is an archive of the history of Short Run for 10 years. In 2020 Short Run invited me to create a book cover that captures the magic, fun, and frenzy of the festival.
During COVID-19, Short Run wanted to remind everyone that the organization is still here even if the festival couldn't be. This is from a series of posters reminding everyone to "Stay Weird" in isolation.
2012 FESTIVAL POSTER
This was one of three posters we produced to promote the festival in 2012. This poster was also made into the cover for The Stranger.
HANDBOUND SHOW CARD
Handbound explores the process of DIY comix makers. This card also acts as an advertisement for the festival.
Every year I designed a zine to promote the festival. I illustrated the image on the left and did the design and typography with illustration by Martine Workman and Kelly Froh.
For the 2013 program I used an infographic to explain where all the amazing programming was happening throughout the sprawling space.
Each festival had it's own merch including tees, posters, totes, and even scrunchies. For 2013 we used these drawings in our promozine and had them made into buttons to celebrate all things handmade and DIY.