Author Archives: elixirdesign

Joining the Beauty Army

Elixir was recruited to design the web­site for Beauty Army, a new sub­scrip­tion ser­vice of pre­mium sam­ples for the beauty obsessed. For just $12, mem­bers receive six sam­ples of makeup, hair– and skin­care prod­ucts, and more each month. What really sets Beauty Army apart is per­son­al­iza­tion — once you dis­cover your unique Beauty Profile you can hand select which sam­ples you’d like to receive or let Beauty Army’s team of renowned industry experts choose for you.

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Party arty

Elixir again received the vote of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to create the mate­rials for their annual bash. Artists Ball 7 pre­sented a high-spirited plat­form for The New Party ’08, com­plete with a voter invi­ta­tion pam­phlet to the “polit­ical fun­raiser.” The two indis­tin­guish­able can­di­dates were San Francisco’s iconic iden­tical twins, Marian and Vivian Brown. The per­fect pair inspired a pork barrel o’ puns {Twint: E Pluribus Twonum}, and the RSVP ballot was chad madness.

Off the top of our heads: Poster gals Marian and Vivian Brown show their unimbleachable character.

Off the top of our heads: Poster gals Marian and Vivian Brown show their unim­bleach­able character.

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Trip the Light Fantastic

Made in the Shade, Gump’s first-ever ben­efit, was a runway suc­cess. The fashion show and dis­play of one-of-a-kind lamp­shades delighted the crowd, who were gen­erous with their applause and their bid­ding pad­dles. The illu­mi­nati who cre­ated the shades turned up their brain-bulbs to create witty, wacky, and wow-able art. The gumparazzi wore all black. His Elegance, emcee Willie Brown, Jr., sported a crisp pocket square. The evening sup­ports a newly endowed schol­ar­ship to the California College of the Arts. What a bright idea! Continue reading

Ready, set, go: the Contemporary Jewish Museum launches

Contemporary Jewish Museum design work

To herald the grand opening of its new building in June 2008, the Contemporary Jewish Museum planned a pro­gres­sion of events for sup­porters at var­ious levels. Elixir devel­oped a system of nesting invi­ta­tions that mailed in a single enve­lope. Major donors received the full set. Continue reading

Good Samaritan

[Here’s some­thing] to warm the cockles of your damp, dreary, fungus-ridden February hearts: City College jour­nalism stu­dent (and Elixir’s Project Manager) Laurel Moorhead was on Valencia Street, heading home after class recently, when she saw a woman fall off her bicycle. When she ran over to help, she found the woman’s foot twisted around, bone bulging. Continue reading