* Travel / Design : Drink More Rum! Lyon Distilling Co. / Saint Michaels, Maryland //

* Took an awesome summer road trip to Saint Michaels, Maryland to visit long time patron Lyon Distilling Co. Enjoyed doing “research” drinking lots of rum cocktails, eating tons of crab and sailing out to catch the Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe Races. Also spent time touring the distillery and photographing recently designed new products. Jaime Windon owner and her sister Jessi, as well as, the rest of the knowledgable, fine folks at Lyon Distilling Co. were a joy to spend time with. They’re a hard-working, passionate bunch doing some amazing, innovative distilling. I’m honored to be part of the team working with them since the beginning creating all of the branding through six years of growth. Stop by for a visit and pick up some spirits if you ever find yourself on the Eastern Shore //

1. Lyon Distilling Co., Saint Michaels, Maryland, The Old Mill
2–3. Lyon Distilling Co., Saint Michaels, Maryland
4. LDC Coffee Rum Liqueur, Rock & Rum design Funnel : Eric Kass
5. Lyon Distilling Co., Tasting Room
6. LDC CuraƧao design Funnel : Eric Kass
7. LDC 50ml liqueur labels / barrel head logo design Funnel : Eric Kass
8. Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe Races
9. Saint Michaels, Maryland Post Office
10 –13. Ticklers Crab Shack, Tilghman Island, Maryland
14. Foxy’s Harbor Grille, Saint Michaels, Maryland


* Design : Bigger Picture Show 9 - Gattaca Poster //

* Excited to have been invited to participate in the 9th annual Bigger Picture Show recreating the movie poster for Gattaca. The 1997 futuristic sci-fi thriller about a world where genetic engineering is used to perfect the human species has always been one of my favorites. This years show theme was movies from the 90s and posters were available by silent auction with all proceeds benefiting the Indy Film Fest. The Bigger Picture Show is an annual fundraiser created and curated by Lodge Design to support a shared experience around film//


* Travel : American Sign Museum //

* Finally visited the amazing American Sign Museum the last time I was in Cincinnati, Ohio and was overwhelmed with the awesome collection. Shot at ton of photos and a video to share with everyone but highly recommend you go check it out in person... historical, educational and simply beautiful. Really appreciate that they are rescuing and resurrecting these expertly crafted works of sign art preserving and protecting them for us all. See a few more photos and the video at Ephemerotica.com where I share my personal collection of vintage inspiration for folks with a passion for printing, typography, design and history //


* Travel : Willet Distillery Barrel Tasting //

* Took a short drive down I-65 to Bardstown, Kentucky to meet my patron from Houston, Texas – Indianola Distilling Co. and friends who were in town doing distillery tours and tastings. Really enjoyed the warming experience going barrel to barrel sipping a variety of astounding small batch whiskeys in the brisk rickhouses of Willet Distillery with some folks who really know their stuff. Fantastic information and inspiration for all of the distillery branding and packaging that’s happening in the Funnel : Eric Kass studio//


* Published : Moo Blog — Inspiration Article //

* pleased to have my new Funnel : Eric Kass branding and work for Forget Computers, So Good Mojo Co. , Lyon Distilling Company, Waxing Kara Honey House featured in an article on the moo.com blog // Full Article » For these 3 Designers, Fonts Come First


* Design : Funnel Gold Metal Business Card //

* New Funnel : Commercial Art identity featuring gold business cards made from .5 mm stainless steel with matte brass finish and screen printed black plus chemically etched artwork/holes. Can you guess what the configuration of holes represent? Email me your guess and contact information if you would like me to mail you a card//

* Design : Pour Your Heart Into It //

* Cheers to good spirits and distilling dreams in 2018! So appreciate everyone’s support, interest, shares, likes and commissions which make my dream possible. Excited about new creative collaboration opportunities so reach out if you are interested in working together. Visit my redesigned & totally updated site F U N N E L.T V with new photos of classic work & a bunch of exciting new work on the way! wishing everyone a happy, healthy & productive new year!//