Rob Ruck is an author, historian, and professor of the history of sport at the University of Pittsburgh. In courses, books, and documentaries, he’s focused on how different groups of people use sport to tell a story about themselves. We recently worked with Rob to build a website showcasing his work, in particular his newest book, The Tropic of Football, which will be released in July. If you’ve ever admired Troy Polamalu flashing down the field and wondered about his background, you’re going to want to read this book!
This progressive, welcoming, and justice-oriented community located in Pittsburgh, PA needed a website update that would reflect who they are. Through bright colors, photographs, and graphical elements, the site welcomes newcomers and expresses their identity as a church.
Crossroads Connection is an all-volunteer nonprofit community service organization that provides a Weekend Food Program for needy children in the public schools of Gainesville and Haymarket, Virginia. Muffinman Studios helped them establish a web presence, including a new logo, so they can do more good for more kids!
Raven Industries is a manufacturer of quality toners and developers for use in copiers and printers. What started out as a small operation to make and sell bulk toner exclusively to South American importers has become an International leader in the toner industry. Raven now manufactures toner exclusively for OEMs, Private Label Distributors and large Authorized Dealers throughout the world. This exhibit boldly showcases Raven amongst a busy, crowded exhibit floor.
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services teamed up with other legal service providers within the courts system to develop a simple wayfinding map. To assist users in orienting themselves amid a campus of buildings in a busy downtown area, the map includes both a traditional aerial map as well as an isometric view. The map includes a wide variety information — aerial view, building detail, a building index, and parking locations — all in an easy to reproduce format.
The DLCC was the first “green”convention center in the world and was awarded the Gold (new building) and Platinum (existing building) LEED® certifications by the US Green Building Council. The DLCC has three programmable outdoor spaces rich in native plants that allow visitors and wildlife to connect to southwestern Pennsylvania’s beautiful natural environment. The North Terrace is home to a large variety of plants that take advantage of each season and support a wide range of wildlife — Monarchs, pollinators and bird support plants, as well as medicinal and edible plants native to Southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to the native plant boxes, Levy Restaurants maintain garden boxes that contain vegetables and herbs used for catering. This signage system helps navigate and inform visitors about these plants on the North Terrace.
Shoefitr’s 3-D scanning software shows shoppers how shoes will fit and recommends the best fitting size. This creates consumer confidence, conversions, and reduces returns. This site uses striking imagery and illustration, as well as concise messaging to quickly communicate Shoefitr’s technology and usefulness to both consumers and shoe retailers.
Oakland Transportation Management Association serves the Oakland community through advocacy and provision of information to encourage good transportation choices by commuters, residents and visitors alike with the goal of increasing the use of modes other than the automobile, reducing congestion and improving the quality of the street environment life in Oakland. The 2012/2013 Annual Report celebrated their 20-year anniversary in a special fold-out vintage timeline format. Produced in collaboration with writer Brad Felman.