Aimed at remaking homes across Los Angeles into models of efficiency and conservation, this foldout is part of the Pando Populus Magenta House campaign. This small publication is an educational tool that explores energy and water conscious improvements do-it-yourself homeowners can implement. Information and visuals reflect the Magenta House installation—a walk through-unit that features over 30 power and water-saving devices. Like the house it accompanies, the magenta and purple publication has a structural component. It can be folded and stacked in different configurations or unfolded to reveal illustrations that reference installation floor plans and technical drawings. 26 1/4 x 15 3/4 flat, 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 folded, 15 panels, 4-color, uncoated paper. Identity by Braley Design.

Magenta House Water & Power Fold-out

Category: Publication, Illustration, Photography
Client: Pando Populus
Year: 2019–2020

Images captured at Pando Populus events throughout Los Angeles. Included is documentation of Magenta House makeover events, UCLA Landscape Architecture charrette, as well as the Pando Days 2019/20 Blitz and Launch. See more images here.

Event Photography

Debbie is not particularly fond of the endearing nickname, Debbie. “I prefer Debra,” says Debbie. “No one calls me Debbie but people in my family.”  Nonetheless, the name Debbie has become an iconic title for my dear mother.

Debbie Issue I is devoted to educating the public on “need to know” Debbie facts. Between these pages, Debbie begins to come to life. My dear readers, learn the ins and outs of my mother. Inspired by the work of Martin Venezky, the publication is primarily assembled through collage. Utilizing an archive of texts between my mother and myself, readers are invited to delve into the humorous, quirky, and loving relationship between a mother and daughter.

Debbie Issue I

Category: Publication, Illustration

Long before the age of the digital realm, the late Futurist Alvin Toffler predicted that in time technology would advance faster than civilization could adjust—leading to a disconnect between the masses and their environment. Toffler’s 1970s book, Future Shock, outlines his theory, “Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.” This conference will examine the passing of time with a special emphasis on the future. Speakers will give scientific outlooks as well as their creative hypotheses about how time will age society as we know it. Registrants have the opportunity to attend presentations by scientists, psychologists, writers, and filmmakers examining the construct of time. 

Future Shock: Will the Clock Strike 13?

Category: Identity, Publication

Buildings across the United States are in trouble. As we grow and expand, it has been common practice to tear down the old and build anew. The preservation of older, historic places is vital in creating communities looking toward the future. Well-aged buildings offer cities a unique sense of identity, history, and authenticity that would otherwise be lost. The National Trust for Historic Preservation wants to make preservation and ReUrbanism the default option when looking at older buildings and historic places.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Category: Type Design, Collateral Design, Photography

Brightly colored paper forms weave throughout this work, mingling with new instruments and techniques the Beatles unveiled. Revolver marked the first time the Beatles integrated studio technology from the onset of the album. This design captures the energy and spirit of their experimentation. You can play a song backward, but can one design backward? The cover design was sketched out with ink, then hand-cut from colored paper. Depth was created by adding small foam strips during assembly.

Revolver: The Beatles

Category: Illustration

Aubrey Burgess