look, listen, design

art270 specializes in graphic design, interactive design, brand creation, and marketing. We listen. We react. We implement ideas—and we love what we do.

Graphic design and successful communication are about exciting the senses and generating a response. The visual sense, as well as touch, sound, and even smell, all play a part in conveying a message to an audience—and making it memorable. Compelling copy and imagery, voice, motion, music, and the right delivery system, all must work as a well-rehearsed play. Look and see what we can do...

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ITT

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Mercer Museum

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Reading Terminal Market

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University of Pennsylvania

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Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation

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South Jersey Industries

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Bartol Foundation

why art270?

why art270?

We solve communications problems.
our team

our team

art270 is a graphic design company—
and a family.

our clients

our clients

Our clients are our partners
and our friends.
our work

our work

When you love what you do,
it's not work, it's our passion.

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NewsIconographyIconography

Today was one of those days. We all have them, but since I’m doing the writing, I get to tell my story first. I was attempting to download files from one of the many file sharing sites available on the web, and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to actually download anything. Now you’d think that a site made for a specific purpose should have the process wired, but alas, I was dumbfounded. Across the top of the webpage were a series of overly-simplified symbols that were suppos [ ... ]

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News50 Years of Aspiring Artists50 Years of Aspiring Artists

From April 12–28 Montgomery County Community College will hold it’s annual student art exhibition at the Blue Bell and Pottstown campuses. art270 was asked to design a poster to promote the fifty year anniversary of the event. The resulting poster was a “New Years Eve-style celebration” featuring current graphic design students. The students were handed a paper diagram for a set of glasses made from the number 50, and asked to add their own personal artistic touches. Considering they w [ ... ]

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NewsA friendly face returnsA friendly face returns

For those of you who know Steve Kuttruff, you will remember him as a talented and focused artist—and a good friend. During his thirteen-year stay at art270, he worked as a senior graphic designer, managing a broad range of communications projects that included business identity and branding, annual reports, periodicals, and marketing collateral of all kinds. Steve will always be known for putting a little extra spin on every design solution—and for creating the current art270 logo that we’ [ ... ]

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NewsDoes your logo pass muster?Does your logo pass muster?

This week I had an opportunity to teach a graphic design class at a local college. As you know, I spent about 10 years on the staff at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, thus getting back in the classroom is always a treat for me. The subject for this class was logo design, so a good portion of my lecture focused on what makes a good logo. Since the points we reviewed are fresh in my mind, I thought I would share them with you. See if your company logo passes this test. Successful logo [ ... ]

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NewsFind new paths...and explore!Find new paths...and explore!

It’s 2017, the beginning of a new year and new resolutions. It seems fitting that just this week we revised, printed and delivered an updated map for Hopewell Big Woods, with promises of new places to visit and explore for 2017. For those of you that have been following this newsletter for a while you’ll recall that Hopewell Big Woods is 72,000 contiguous acres that surround Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and French Creek State Park, about an hour west of Philadelphia. Many moons, [ ... ]

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News The making of a holiday card  The making of a holiday card

The holidays are supposed to be a time to relax, enjoy the quiet and de-stress. With all of the preparation for the “big guy” we all know that's not the case, until maybe about 3pm on Christmas day when the gifts have been opened, the roast is in the oven, and my family is all settled in for an afternoon nap. In our design studio the rush to greet Santa on time is no different. Projects seem to roar in from out of the blue and there’s a sense of urgency to put the last project under the [ ... ]

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News Restoring Community. Renewing a Brand. Restoring Community. Renewing a Brand.

Here's a mouthful for you — International Institute for Restorative Practices. Exactly 45 letters, not counting word spaces. Imagine the logo conversations around the conference table when art270 agreed to take on this Bethlehem, PA, graduate school when they came looking for a re-brand. It couldn't have been something simple like Apple or Target or Nike, no, it was so long that we immediately made a note to never create a text template with narrow columns or we'd never see the name on one lin [ ... ]

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NewsOvertures for OvertonesOvertures for Overtones

For just short of 30 years, art270 has designed and produced Overtones magazine for the Curtis Institute of Music — Philadelphia’s gift to the music world. In an era of digital news, Overtones is a testament to the beauty and viability of print. With more than 40 pages of beautiful photographs and engaging, well-written stories, this biannual magazine for Curtis alumni, students, families, staff and donors has grown from a simple two-color, self-cover, 8-page newsletter into a coffee table-d [ ... ]

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NewsHot off the PressesHot off the Presses

This time every year Philadelphia Futures, with design and production help from art270, publishes Step Up to College, a college planning guide for Philadelphia’s high school students. art270 has worked with Philadelphia Futures for more than 15 years producing these comprehensive guidebooks that have grown from a simple two-color document into a full color magazine-like presentation that can’t be matched for the information it provides to Philadelphia high school students. Kudos to Philadelp [ ... ]

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