826NYC is a writing and tutoring center located in Brooklyn, hidden behind a superhero supply store (how cool is that?!). In 2017, the students at 826NYC studied the ecosystem of New York City, learning about the plants, animals, and microbes that coexist in our concrete jungle. For each book, the students were assigned a different creature, which they researched, illustrated, and wrote a short story or poem about. 


The covers of the books were designed the illustrate the complex ecosystems in New York City, and  included each student's plant / animal / microbe. The students could then find their creature hidden in the design of the cover.

826_Three-Covers_2.jpg
826_Stack_2.jpg
Individual Microbes 02-19.png
826_Coloring_8.jpg
826_Individuals_Animals_02.png
826_Coloring_9.jpg
826_Individuals_Microbes_02.png
826_Coloring_8.jpg
826_Individuals_Plants_01.png

The black and white design gave the kids the opportunity to color in their own book... 

826_Coloring_02.jpg
826_Coloring_4.jpg

...and I created a custom font to accompany the books and coordinate with the thin line work on the cover.

Individual Microbes 02-16.png
826_Individuals_Type_02.png
826_Animated.gif
826_Individuals_Microbes_Diatoms.png

(Diatoms are a designer's dream microbe.
Check 'em out.
)

826_Animal_01.jpg
826_Individuals_Cities.png

The books feature the students' brilliant research and artwork, and are available for purchase at the 826 store in Brooklyn, and online here.

826_Coloring_10 2.jpg
826_Coloring_11 2.jpg
826_Individuals_Dividers.png
826_Coloring_13.jpg
826_Micbrobes_Front-Back.jpg
826_Coloring_5.jpg
Individual Microbes 02-18.png
826_Coloring_14.jpg

"Our mission is to encourage the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing. To empower students with the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. To support new and exciting approaches to writing and inspire student engagement. And to foster generations of creative writers and thinkers, who together will define a better future."

-826NYC


Client:
826NYC

Services:
Layout
Illustration

Issues:
Education
Community
Environment


Here's a related project or three...

CLEAR THE AIR

CLEAR THE AIR

MINDFUL MOVES

MINDFUL MOVES

TO-GO WARE

TO-GO WARE

...or if you prefer, view all work.