lines—explosions of color—attitude with grace.
Illustration has a power that cannot be denied.
Sharp and pointed,
like the sting of a bee—illustration can make an unforgettable
Landis Productions specializes in creating
striking illustrations that will seize viewer interest.
So when a first impression might the only way to capture the
attention of your audience, consider an expertly-crafted original
piece of art as the vehicle to propel your message to the
front of the pack.
See how our clients (and Landis Productions itself) uses
illustration to create one-of-a-kind design solutions.
Since 1999, Landis
Productions has provided pre-press design services
for Richmond's own KLEOS Magazine. From initial
concept work to page layout, photo composites
and printer preparation, KLEOS is an example
of precision layout skills and unique design
solutions. The 2003-2004 issue showcased an
original illustration of Main Street Station
drawn with electric colors, a rough-hewn style
and areas of matte/gloss varnish that was certainly
noticed. In fact, the issue (titled 'A Time
of Transformation') received the prestigious
Platinum Award from The Communicator Awards'
MarCom Creative Awards Division, an international
competition for marketing and communication
of Richmond School of Continuing Studies understands
that you walk a fine line when trying to recruit
summer school students. It's a great opportunity
for students to be productive, but they also
want to acknowledge that summer is the time
to have some fun. Landis Productions has been
helping them achieve this goal since 2003.
When designing their summer school catalog,
an objective is to infuse the pages with whimsy.
Beautiful summer-specific photographs are scattered
throughout each section of the book and the
2005 cover featured an original illustration
that was both retro and modern.
In the winter
of 2004, editorial partners Barbara and Marcelo
Cornicello contracted Landis Productions to
help them get Richmond's first spanish-language
community magazine off the ground. The project
involved creating original templates and the
first four issues of LaVoz Hispana De Virginia.
After this initial push, the owners would be
free to take control of the publication—making
use of extensive production processes, template
files and libraries of original art created
by Landis Productions. One feature article
(above) about politics and religion featured
an original acrylic painting by Joshua Barber—a
true work of art with a "day of the dead" theme.
had just finished the redesign of their corporate
website in 1994 and launched a self promotion
campaign to drive traffic to it. The campaign
consisted of creativity contests and "gee-whiz" explanations
of how the design process works. Part of the
roll-out included several promotional giveaways
featuring original illustration. This "Launch!" graphic
was used as a promotional t-shirt and was printed
with a retro color pallet on organic cotton,
giving the gift a unique texture and attitude.