Montserrat College of Art Admissions catalogs, 2015-2016. Like Montserrat, an small Art College by the sea, the white covers represent an escape

Polkadog’s limited ingredient treats are handcrafted and slowly dehydrated on site in their South Boston kitchen using only USA-sourced ingredients.

What if a power plant had no carbon dioxide emissions? How can nanotechnology help farmers in developing countries? How can a tube 1/3000th the size of a human hair generate electricity? What if you could implant a "micro pharmacy" inside the body? All these engaging questions were posed to help visitors to the site understand what Chemical Engineers do, and what's offered by the Department at MIT. Home page images: From the portfolio of Science photographer, Felice Frankel.
mit.edu/cheme/

At the request of the MIT News Office, President Vest reflected in six essays on the inspiration and promise of significant changes made at the Institute since 1990. We were asked to create both an interactive and printed version of the essays and the timeline for commencement exercises the year President Vest retired.
mit.edu/timeline

Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Annual Report

Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 20th anniversary logo design, exhibition and report.

Polkadog Brand Development: Identity system, sprinter van, store signage (exterior and interior for retail and wholesale customers), product catalogs, trade-show booths, swag (tee-shirts, bumper stickers)

E-commerce site for both retail and wholesale customers.
polkadog.com

Montserrat College of Art Admissions catalogs, 2012-2015. Center section includes student portfolio. AIGA BoNE (Best on New England) award winner.

Montserrat College of Art Admissions catalog, 2009-2012. AIGA BoNE (Best on New England) award winner.

Montserrat College of Art acceptance package, 2011-present. Make Your Mark, U’R IN and Good News themed acceptance packages. Includes acceptance letter, folder with deposit forms. Acceptance day swag; pencils, book and pencil bags, pins.

Thermo Instruments / Thermo Fibergen Annual Report

ABOUT

Our firm is unique in its organization. As a collaborative group of business strategists, print and online designers, project and production managers, event planners, editors, writers, artists and musicians, we work independently or collaboratively according to the scale and flavor of the project and its' objectives. We build relationships between the client and the creative, with no intervening account management, which translates to a richer and deeper understanding of the clients needs.

Our process is rigorous and combines strategic thinking, design excellence and strong project management skills. More patient than prima donna, we have an obsession for details and getting it right, and the ability to translate complex information into visual language systems.

Our creative expertise is executed across a variety of mediums including print, web, and all components of an integrated marketing plan. With over 25 years experience, laPlancha has developed award-winning solutions ranging from corporate identity programs and annual reports to product packaging, web interfaces and exhibit design.

COLLABORATORS

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Berklee College of Music
  • BobsYourUncle
  • Boston Latin School Association
  • Dance Umbrella
  • DuVine Adventures
  • FARM Project Space + Gallery
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Forest Hills Educational Trust
  • Goulston & Storrs Law Offices
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Montserrat College of Art
  • New York Life Benefit Services Inc.
  • Pier Fine Architects, New York
  • Polkadog Bakery
  • Rounder Records
  • Rockport Publishing
  • School for Field Studies
  • Schwilliamz (for Sears)
  • Stora Enso North America
  • Thermo Electron
  • The Trustees of Reservations
  • Ucal Mckenzie Breakaway Foundation
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

RECOGNITION

AIGA Annual: Graphic Design USA 16
AIGA Boston “Best of New England” Award(s)
CASE Award
Consolidated Paper Award
Donside Paper Award and Exhibition
Fraser Paper Design Inspiration Award
Potlatch Corporation Context 1 Award and Exhibition
Stora Enso travel grant (3 months in South East Asia)
UCDA Award and Exhibition