Category Archives: Stationery

Summer Search Seeks a New Visual Language

ELIXIR Design-Summer Search invitation

Summer Search is a youth devel­op­ment orga­ni­za­tion founded in Northern California in 1990. They’ve since taken their holistic model to the national level, repli­cating the pro­gram in six addi­tional met­ro­pol­itan areas. Summer Search part­ners with high schools to iden­tify low-income stu­dents who dis­play cer­tain char­acter attrib­utes. The stu­dents receive year-round sup­port – a unique com­bi­na­tion of expe­ri­en­tial oppor­tu­ni­ties and a circle of rela­tion­ships anchored in pro­fes­sional mentoring.

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Our first foray into politics

ELIXIR Design-AFC brochure

The American Federation for Children (AFC) is a national advo­cacy group pro­moting school choice for par­ents. This cause is ardently bipar­tisan — and highly nuanced. If you are con­cerned about edu­ca­tion reform in this country, American Federation for Children are folks to pay atten­tion to.

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Celebrating the Great Outdoors encore

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) held its annual East Coast fundraising event in Greenwich, Connecticut on September 25, 2010. Celebrating the Great Outdoors is the third NFWF fundraiser Elixir has worked on, having devel­oped mate­rials for both the 2009 and 2010 suc­cessful West Coast fundraising events in San Francisco.

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A cage of one’s own

Communication Arts selected Elixir’s logo for Castor Architecture for their 2008 Design Annual. CA received almost 8,500 entries, selecting only 240 for pub­li­ca­tion (including 16 trade­marks). Elixir also designed the sta­tionery system and website.

Prior to starting his prac­tice, Daniel Castor spent time in Rome, making many ana­lyt­ical draw­ings of Bramante’s Tempietto — many of them sug­ges­tive of the bird­cages he col­lects. As the archi­tect com­ments, “Tradition is a beau­tiful cage with an open door. We are free to come and go as we please.”