ABOUT THIS SITEjustin thomas kay is a new york city based creative director and graphic designer with a strong focus in creating work based on basic explorations of shape, color and typography. this site houses inspiration, thoughts, and interests. my work may be seen here.
too craze with RBMA to do much around here, but figured i might as well throw down all the covers.
for those unlucky enough to be outside of NYC to get the newsprint edition, go here to download PDF versions.
as part of the ongoing creative program we have been working on for the red bull music academy in new york city, i am currently heading up a month of creative direction for a daily newspaper titled the Daily Note.
given that it is mainly distributed on the streets of new york city a la AM new york (keep an eye out for the black and white aprons!) most will only be able to view as PDF (available for download here)… if you are in NYC, definitely keep an eye on the streets for the printed newspaper.
supergroup of milwaukee bros shred through a new album. seriously pay the 5 bucks for this thing.
this one art directed by this dude max vogel aka razauno aka the dude who sits 3 feet to my right and makes bird noises all day. illustrations by cody hudson. hard work from a lot of other people in the office – as well as great work from instrument in putting it all together. really happy with how this one came out – would love to hear what you think about it… drop me a line.
RBMA NYC 2013. been cranking on this for a while at Doubleday & Cartwright over the last half a year or so—excited to see the creative we have been building make its way out into the world. writeup on some of the preliminary announcements here. full info on redbullmusicacademy.com soon.
much more to come in the following months.
Iconograph Magazine #2 ‘Ritualistic Iconography’ featuries 32 international artists and photographers including Julien Langendorff, Curtis Kulig, Cleon Peterson, Joel Evey, Max Snow, Ward Heirwegh, and Department International among others.
Iconograph #2 is the second print offering in an ongoing series that gathers an eccentric collection of visual media and literature exploring the contemporary use of Ritualistic Iconography—the systems of symbols, mythic representations, and religious imagery from which we seek meaning.
More information and photos can be seen at
Creative Director & Publisher: Justin Blyth
Design Director: Hassan Rahim
4 color + Pantone Fluorescent Green. Self-cover, exposed binding, thermal glued with green thread.
creative review put up some previews of their ken garland issue that is hitting shelves now – cover design by myself (typeset in garland monospace) and great execution on the interior and story by paul pensom and the whole cr staff. was an honor to be involved. check out more about it here and dont forget to grab the unit editions book while you still can.
free four tet comp available for download today.
Produced by Kieran Hebden between 1997 and 2001
Also available on vinyl LP soon.