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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University of Pennsylvania

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Life in Motion

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Reading Terminal Market

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South Jersey Industries

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Curtis Institute of Music

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Eastern National Parks

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City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

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12th Street Cantina

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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NewsLife in the Fast LaneLife in the Fast Lane

This past summer, art270 was represented in the California Enduro Mountain Bike Series by Ryan Mill who rode for Team art270. The races that took place over two consecutive days in the California mountains proved to be challenging and bone rattling competitions. The first race in June tackled China Peak California, a beautiful ski mountain south of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra National Forest. Race two took place in late August at North Star Ski Resort, near Lake Tahoe, California, in  [ ... ]

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NewsKids think differently, ask their parentsKids think differently, ask their parents

Here’s one for you. This fall the art270 staff will have a freshman, a sophomore, a junior, and a senior in high school. Adding to that line up is a college freshman and a college sophomore, and a second year graduate student too. Fortunately for the parents, the kids are spread out among three families. Why am I sharing these odd stats? Who better to have on your team than seasoned professional communicators that are right in the throws of the college admission process? We have a student t [ ... ]

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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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