Wednesday, May 9

Tom Bonauro's More Than Alright.

Tom Bonauro is an amazing and multi-talented designer you'd probably like to know about, if you don't already. I met Tom when we worked together on some Levi's 501 Jeans advertising projects some time ago, and later on, a much more worthwhile project, some bus graphics for a pro-bono project encouraging teens to get out and Rock the Vote for MTV. Anyone remember that?

We then collaborated on a SCI-Arc Fall 1995 Lecture Series Poster. Tom's design work, including the poster project I produced for him, is in the permanent collection of the SF Museum of Modern Art. I like to take dates there to impress them and so I can say I printed something that hangs in a museum (thanks Tom). One always hopes this offsets any bad part of the date (i.e., "well, she is quirky, but she has work she produced work hanging in a museum, so how bad can she be?").

Tom's work has been published in a variety of high-profile books and publications, including; ID, Print, Paper, Vanity Fair, Interview, Communications Arts, Blueprint, and Dwell ( featuring a gorgeous home he used to own when we were neighbors in Sausalito). He also often collaborates with his good friend, and our own Top Design host, Todd Oldham on books, hotel interior design projects such as The Hotel Miami, numerous other artistic endeavors, including, once upon a time, on MTV's House of Style & Todd Time.

Tom also collaborates regularly with the ubër talented art director (and San Francisco-based, amazing DJ) Ken Woodard on advertising projects, such as some amazing broadcast advertising you actually want to watch. And, if you're any kind of a pet owner, you'll recognize Tom's sophisticated, yet fun graphic design work for George.

He's such an over-achiever, bless his talented heart. Tom lives in a beautiful home in San Francisco with a lovely garden and his very spoiled, but extremely sweet cat.


** Terramia ** said...

Wow, Tom is so talented. I adore the last image! Very enjoyable post...
And your chambre à coucher just looks sublime -- you have an amazing eye!

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