Knub’s Pub

Pizza West owners Dave & Cory Knubley came to us last summer with an idea to open a new public house in effort to fuel their culinary creativity. Alas Knub's Pub was born! We collaborated in creating a locomotive spilling over with great "Middle of the Map" personalities. See the details here!

Urban North Environment

Urban North is a "builder building different" in KC. No spec ideas in this LEED recognized and EnergyStar certified development. The neighborhood boasts a community structure and play area surrounded by four acres of naturally preserved green space. In addition to naming the community, our team contributed the logo and signage!

KCMO City Hall

Working with Dana Foster (Word & Pictures) and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, our team conceptualized, programmed, designed and executed a comprehensive wayfinding system to identify the City’s municipal buildings. We created symbols to identify municipal buildings, metro terminals and accessible entries. Check it out here!

RACING IS LIFE

We recently completed a fine art print/point-of-sale poster for our favorite watercolorist Steve Turley. Steve's custom "noses" feature front-ends of classic auto's and are truly a fan favorite! His work is loved nationwide so check out his site and have one painted for yourself! turleydesigngroup.com

Thanks 4by6.com!

Ann Beman, the 4by6.com "Social Media Gal" recently reached out to comment on our LISBONA business cards we designed and ordered through 4by6.com. She liked our idea of featuring our work on our cards and asked if she could use select images on their corporate Facebook page. Naturally we said YES! Thank you 4by6.com team!

Groundbreaking!

Founded in 2005 by Timothy Jonkman, an Indiana native raised with a Midwestern work ethic, Jonkman Construction is a commercial and industrial General Contractor offering design-build and pre-construction services. Thanks Tim & Nick for allowing our team to "construct" your new website! Check out Jonkman's work at jonkmanconstruction.com

AIGA KC 2014 Fellow

The Fellow award recognizes a designer who has made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within the local and regional design community. I'm a proud Jayhawk and humbled by the fact Mr. Dooley was part of my education. Thank you Sir for all you do. Read more.

Sonic’s 20/20 Vision Center

Sonic's recently rebranded 20/20 Vision Center needed some new "bling" to identify the space within their headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK. We naturally radiated towards an old-fashioned eye chart to drive the concept. Clean type and impactful color contrast the interior and direct the focus of the visitors directly onto this fun sign.

SOLD!

We just finished the new logotype and development signage for Urban North, a modern-living community developed by Luke Owen and Owen Homes in Kansas City, Missouri. Once Luke starts moving some dirt around on-site we will update the portfolio with some real pics! Check out their website for more information.

Annex2 Lobby

Last weekend our team in LA installed the new vinyl wall graphics in Farmers Insurance Group's Annex2 main entry lobby. The vinyl adds a subtle "highlight" to the otherwise satin wall finish. The words and writings originate from Farmer's internal messaging campaign and the type style reflects the new corporate branding standards.

AIGA – 100 Years of Design

In 2014, AIGA turns 100! To celebrate American design and its profound impact, AIGA presents “100 Years of Design,” a living resource for this landmark year and into the future. At CelebrateDesign.org, select design works provide historical context alongside interviews with leading designers and significant moments in AIGA’s history.

That’s a rap, Farmers…

It has been a long week of photo shoots here in Olathe for Farmers Insurance. A special "thanks" to my new friends Nicole & Josh and also the entire Farmers Family here in Kansas for helping us coordinate the spaces and provide the models. We are looking forward to the next destination!

New Boveri Website

Christina Boveri and Boveri Realty Group reached out to us this spring for a new web presence. Built on the WordPress CMS, we integrated custom MLS search features for all of their property listings in a responsive new design. The site combines residential and commercial properties for sale and for lease.

BOOKS! Check ’em Out

New interior and exterior signs are up and showing strong at Basehor Community Library! The library approached us and asked for our help with this "QUARANTEEN ZONE" sign inspired by the Walking Dead. The teens LOVED the look and especially the chain link fence! Young Sign Co. knocked this one out of the park!

This Is How You Sonic

A new year brings new environmental graphics at the Sonic Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Our new wall decor corporate messaging concepts reflect the latest hot dog lineup, classic happy hour and the "Sonic Network." Thanks RMTA, Don and the rest of the Sonic crew for the continued support.

HSGKC Pet Telethon

Our team is honored to have partnered with The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City and theirs hosts, NBC Action News Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak & 38 The Spot personality Crystle Lampitt, for their 13th Annual Kansas City Pet Telethon. Join them Sunday, March 3 for this wonderful event.

From The Archives

Keeping with the holiday spirit we wanted to share with you a gem from our archives. We love the blind emboss. (There, I said it. We do.) This holiday card for Rees Masilionis Turley combines the blind emboss greeting card with a matching envelope and a "Giving Card" donation credit for their clients.

Start Your Engines

Our very good friend and watercolor artist Steve Turley has launched his new website at www.turleydesigngroup.com. Steve creates his paintings to show the beauty and sensuousness of amazing machines, and the constant search for the perfect blend of design and function. Our team sat with Steve to build a custom WordPress solution to showcase his work.

MVP Environment

McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips chose RMTA & LISBONA to complete the themed environment for their new headquarters in Kansas City, KS. We worked with their historical archives to design and fabricate wall decor and signage for their interior space. Thanks RMTA & MVP for allowing us to be part of your project.

908 Broadway Update

One of my favorite past projects (908 Broadway Environment) with a "facelift" in late summer, 2012. Thanks to the genius of RMTA (Matt Masilionis & Mike Paxton) this space is looking AMAZING! We graphically capped-it-off with a new message banner on the building's north side. Looking good fellas!

LIKEME®

The LIKEME® Lighthouse serves as a beacon of hope for the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community. We are proud to support the Lighthouse for the support it provides to others. Thanks Mike Paxton for asking us to be a part of this project. Special thanks to Chad Grossenkemper & SquareOneStudio for your support.

New SQ1 Website

Based in Kansas City, MO and Denver, CO, SquareOneStudio provides custom furniture design and manufacturing to the WORLD! SQ1 chose our team of master craftsmen to construct their new website. Check it out at sqonestudio.com and a special thanks to master developer Guilherme Salum from DDStudios for his contribution on this project.

Remember Mail?

I do. I remember visiting my grandparents house and seeing all the "Love Your Postman" swag sitting around. My grandfather's love for his work was something to be admired. He worked for the USPS his entire life and retired early for never using sick-leave. Great man. These are for you Alvan. We miss you.

Sprint® Retail Book

While working with RMTA, our group was approached by Sprint and asked to design the Retail Merchandising Group's retail prototyping archive. A publication that would detail and catalog the birth and progression of the Sprint Retail Experience. We jumped at the idea and in the end, used Curious Touch papers for the first time! Woot!