Purple Heart Homes is a non-profit organization that provides construction and renovation projects to America’s wounded veterans and active-duty military. Most of the projects they complete range from something as simple as a ramp to the front door for a disabled veteran or helping a young soldier through the home buying experience.
The house in this poster was made with ribbons from the uniforms of actual veterans and active duty military men and women.
The Oozelfinch Craft Brewery
The Oozelfinch Craft Brewery is a unique craft brewery on the Historic Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA. The interesting name comes from the legend of the Oozelfinch, a featherless bird, with red eyes that flies backwards. Seen by a drunken officer walking back to his quarters, the legend has stuck within the community and brewery.
The brewery releases new concoctions frequently, naming each beer after different legends and tall-tales from Fort Monroe and the surrounding area of Hampton Roads.
The Oozelfinch Craft Brewery Packaging
Along with the traditional growlers found at similar craft breweries, Oozelfinch Craft Brewery also uses, what they call, crowlers. (Can-growlers)
Each crowler is packaged to request and the label for each beer is slapped on the can, bartenders write the pour date on the side.
Women are often overlooked and underappreciated when you think about inventions and technology. From Kevlar to chocolate chip cookies, and dishwashers to hair care products, women inventors have had a bigger influence on our daily lives then we may know.
Playing off the ridiculous nature Jonathan Swift intended, the book cover depicts a chapter of the book where Gulliver finds himself on an island made up of horses ruling over humans.
Time Alone is a play written by Alessandro Casson and directed by Bart Delarenzo. The main theme focuses on the struggle of solitary confinement, whether it be self inflicted from the loss of a child or a punishment for a crime.
The concept behind the poster was to show the struggle of a women, who's son was killed in the line of duty, grieving alone and the parallel with a convicted felon, serving time in solitary confinement for murder.
Prohibition Red – Big House Wine Co.
Prohibition Red is a California red wine from Big House Wine Company. This particular wine comes from a series based off 1920’s gangters of the prohibition era.
The concept behind this label was to play off the name Big House Wine company in a juxtaposition with a tiny red Monopoly house, and a second read of the corruption and mischievous activities these Prohibition era gangters were involved in.
(Just like how we all play Monopoly)
Narcolepsy is a medical condition where the person randomly falls asleep, it could be in the middle of a conversation or while walking to the store. This poster showcases the winning word from Scripps National Spelling Bee, when, in 1979, Tim Kneale won by spelling Narcolepsy.
This poster was made to emmulate the style of famous graphic artist, Dawid Ryski.
Jockey Full of Bourbon
Jockey Full of Bourbon is a special-edition single re-issue of legendary artist, Tom Waits’ album Rain Dogs.
The weird but unique lyrics inspired the concept, pulling from a line in the song, "Hey little bird, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children are alone."
Blue Ridge Bluegrass
Full of culture and history, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachia are some of the most amazing parts of Virginia and West Virginia.
A limited time release of Arhoolie Records' "Blue Ridge Bluegrass" album, featuring artists born and raised in these iconic landscapes.
The concept behind this piece is to show the connection people from Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains had with each other despite different factors, such as distance, travel, and home sickness.
Leaping Lizard Cafe
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
This political satire novel from George Saunders was meant to open the readers eyes to the ridiculous nature of the government of the made up country Horner.
Neon Espresso is one of many different varieties of coffee offered by Dogwood Coffee. It is described as "bright and glows with sweetness."