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.
a couple very good friends of mine—jeff thrope of cold splinters and kalen (½ of upstate, and taker of that gorgeous photo above)—are spending some time in marfa and west wexas right now. ive been living vicariously through the posts that jeff has been putting up on cold splinters as of late. i highly suggest you do the same. dont sleep on the ultra-crucial post about fluff.
gavin refreshed his site, and as expected, it is loads of fun to flip through. lots of great updates—i am a particular fan of his editorial illustration work.
i had the pleasure of working with john at the FADER. i couldn’t have completed much of my creative director job without his steady hand at photo editing. from his bio: “John Francis Peters is a photographer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. John’s diverse body of work ranges from the portraiture of influential personalities to essays on emerging culture and environments in transition. His personal and assigned photo projects have taken him throughout the United States and internationally to China, Haiti, Mexico, Jamaica, Grenada and Morocco.”
he has a great understanding of the use of light, a sensibility to subject matter that he cannot help but to take personal, and is a total road dog (as you can see from his travel essays on his site). check out his well presented body of work here.