Stanfest Poster

Stanfest-2

South Whidbey rallies once again for one of it’s own. Community at its best. Rock on, y’alls.

LOVESKULL Brooklyn

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Zimmermann Studio NYCLOVESKULL sticker in Brooklyn.
Send me pic of yours.
LMK if you want one!
D.

New Faces and The Raggedy Anns on Whidbey


Project Pal presents Pacific Northwest recording artists New Faces and The Raggedy Anns, with special guest Krissy. November 22, 2008 at Bayview Front Room on Whidbey Island.

New Faces are tearing it up these days. Seattle’s hottest indie teen rockers, I say. See them live. Be infected with their groove. Buy their debut album “Two Years”, from Loveless Records.

The Raggedy Anns list Django Reinhardt, Dr. Seuss and the Kinks as influences. They are a mash-up of fun folky swing pop rock. Yep. We are stoked to have them come to Whidbey.

Catch these bands on KEXP.

Peace out, D.


Typeface: Ironmonger Inlaid & Extended
Poster: ©2008 Denis Zimmermann, Zimmermann Studio

Useless Music at Useless Bay Coffee Company

Useless Bay Coffee Company is now serving up live entertainment from its signature outdoor stage, along with their ever-popular house-roasted coffee!

Enjoy a peaceful moment in the beautiful garden setting while daydreaming to the sounds of local and guest artists. Now, through the month of September.

Typeface: AG Book Stencil
Design & Illustration :: Denis Zimmermann
©2008 Zimmermann Studio

Deer City + The Nextdoor Neighbors: Rocking, on and on.

Are humans growing more talented each generation, or what?

Take, for example, Deer City, aka Jeffery Stillwell of Issaquah – only 16 and already turning out some truly polished songs with lyrics beyond his years and melodies that stick like gum.

The young ladies of The Nextdoor Neighbors return to Whidbey, bringing their infectious brand of blip pop and grooves back to the island from hometown Olympia. Two keyboards = double the fun. Jealous?

And let us not forget to mention the hipsters at Project PAL who are working tirelessly and joyfully to bring us the coolest music and art events around. Big props to these big thinkers.

typeface: Glaser Stencil

©2008 Denis Zimmermann :: zimmermannstudio

The Kindest Cut


Not all paper cuts sting. Like this beauty, cut with love for didgeridoo musician and Seattleite Joseph Sanchez. Catch him and his “didge”, reverberating this summer at Pike’s Place Market.

Peace, D.

©2008 Denis Zimmermann // Zimmermann Studio

The Nextdoor Neighbors Come A-Knockin’


Living Green Natural Food & Apothecary (Whidbey Island, WA) and Project PAL are happy to present a special night of music with Olympia’s own THE NEXTDOOR NEIGHBORS. We are lucky to have them visit us on Whidbey, as they are hot off of runner’s-up honors at this year’s Sound-Off!,the Pacific Northwest’s largest under-age battle of the bands. These two girls make infectious electro-folk-hop. Playing with them are Whidbey’s own creative geniuses Eric and Gabe, playing together as ERABE.

Designer’s Comment: The headline type is Oakland Six, one of Emigré‘s first typefaces (1985,) designed by renowned type designer Zuzana Licko. It has since been re-named and re-packaged as Lo-Res. Kickin’ it old skool.

typefaces: oakland six, emigre; cortez, elsner & flake.
©2008 Zimmermann Studio / Denis Zimmermann

Snaps Folio: Smith Studios

Posted by on Apr 25, 2008 in denis, Design, love, photography, snaps, zimmermann studio | No Comments


SNAPS photography portfolio featuring images shot expressly for Smith Studios. Read more about this project and accompanying components in the previous post.

*** Click mini-viewer or cover image to launch full-size pdf viewer. ***

photography: Denis Zimmermann

FFZSA: Smith Studio Brand Package





What’s FFZSA? Favorites From the Zimmermann Studio Archive, naturally.

The first installment in this series comes from a few years back, with a full suite of works created for the super people at Smith Studios. Proprietor Mike Smith runs a terrific imaging operation in San Diego, offering a full digital workflow of photographic, video and retouching services.

Ever the team player, Mike wanted his crew to feel fully represented, so for the logo we included a group. If you knew them, you might recognize their silhouettes. And for the brochure, we chose to simply share the authentic atmosphere in a journalistic, behind-the-scenes flavor. Over the span of a week, in studio and on location, I photographed working spaces while a real live project was underway (for Petco.) A key function of the brochure is its modularity. The pages are printed in-house and assembled with hand-pulled portfolios, selected specifically for appropriateness of inquiry.

The identity suite is also designed with maximum versatility in mind, featuring adhesive-backed, repeating-image label strips which are applied to the letterhead and envelopes as needed, on-the-fly.

Special thanks go out to Greg Burger for implementing the web component with skill and grace. And patience. Business cards were beautifully printed by Joel Green and team at L&L Printers, San Diego.

*** Custom portfolio of Snaps photography from this project will be available for your perusal in post immediately following.***

design & copy: Zimmermann Studio
photography: Snaps, Denis Zimmermann

Doodles in Gold

Living Green Natural Food and Apothecary is a special little health food store and cafe in the cozy town of Langley, Washington, on beautiful Whidbey Island. Their annual Holiday Bizarre is part craft fair, part food bazaar, with a quirky inventory of one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers and goodies to keep you feeling good. This year’s poster features a self-amused reindeer against golden, translucent woven vellum.

©2007 Denis Zimmermann