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Well, that’s actually not exactly accurate. We completed (most of) the renovation of our Rochester studio in the late spring/early summer, but our new chairs finally just arrived a little while ago. So, thought it fitting to unveil in the new year. While it’s not a huge space, we tried to maximize what room we do have, while creating a more open environment. Here’s to our redesigned studio fostering creativity in 2015 and beyond!

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Animal photography is often seen as cute and sometimes kitschy (and we have featured such works, which we feel do have a place). But London-based photographer Tim Flach takes an entirely different approach. Using principles of human portraiture, Flach’s highly conceptual work is informed by his concerns with anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism. Directly from his artist’s statement, Flach says his “interests lie in the way humans shape animals, and shape their meaning. Whether genetically, as with the featherless chicken, or with the symbolism that gives a special significance to a dove but dismisses a London pigeon as a flying rat. His images aim to promote discussion and encourage debate.” While there is clearly a cerebral mission at work here, we cannot dismiss the artistic value. Flach presents his animal subjects in unusual ways that genuinely engage the viewer. We love the intimacy he achieves, and the studio setting really brings the subjects forth. There should be no debate about how incredible Flach’s work is.

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Apologies, we’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus while busy with client work and some studio renovations.

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The 2011-2012 school year was a tremendous one for Stony Brook University Athletics — having produced conference champions, scholars, an NCAA national title and an Olympian. To mark such a momentous year, Barbour worked with Stony Brook to create an annual report that highlighted these significant achievements. Our approach was to build image-driven layouts with photography from various sources, and pair that imagery with impeccable typography.

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Barbour Design recently designed a media kit for ESPN, their annual Planning Guide. This year, the design was driven by some great stadium photography, paired with dark hues and contrasting vibrant accents. All materials were printed on a silk stock with dull varnish, plus a spot gloss UV for some punch.

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