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Everett & Monte Cristo Railway interior book design and production

This project is representative of several book design and production projects I executed for Oso Publishing Co. The publisher’s product line at the time was focused on hardcover books dealing with topics of Pacific Northwest history; most specifically in the logging railroad industry. All of these projects—and the Everett & Monte Cristo book was no […]

Technical Illustrations: Everett & Monte Cristo Railway

The following illustrations were executed in Adobe Illustrator for the book, The Everett & Monte Cristo Railway. The book details the establishment, and ultimate demise, of the logging and tourist railroad that operated between Everett, Washington and Monte Cristo, Washington. See also the interior and cover layouts for this project.

New technical illustrations

It’s been quite sometime since I have had the opportunity/need to execute something in the way of a technical illustration that went outside the realm of process charts and labeled screen captures. So when I completed this piece the other night, I was very proud of myself. This is a model 1873 Colt .45 revolver. […]

Translucent Dice illustration

Executed in Adobe Illustrator, set of five translucent dice.  

The Everett and Monte Cristo Railway book cover

A 2-color book cover produced in Photoshop and Illustrator. The title lock-up treatment was created to replicate the actual logo used by the locomotive line. See also the interior and technical illustrations for this project.

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