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Biography

Chris Rubino is originally a Bostonian; New York City has been his adopted hometown ever since leaving. His printmaking background, initially focusing on posters and other printed matter, eventually transitioning to his own artwork, has heavily influenced his work. Rubino has participated in many aspects of the design profession including title design for films (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines), illustration (Banana Republic, The New York Times), Commercial Art Direction (DirecTV, Ketel One), Hotel interiors (Distrikt Hotel, Ace Hotel) amongst other creative commissions. His work has been featured in a number of solo exhibitions in New York, one in Hong Kong and a great number of group shows around the U.S., Europe & Japan as well as added to the permanent collection at the Museum of Design in Zurich. Rubino holds a BFA from Syracuse University, was selected as an ADC Young Gun and has served as a Board Member on the NYC Chapter of AIGA.

Most recently Rubino has completed a short film titled "Some of us had been threatening our friend Colby" based on the story by Donald Barthelme.

Client List

The New York Times, HONDA, NIKE, Ace Hotel, Distrikt Hotel, Samsung, Creative Time, Tee Pee Records, ESPN, Tokion magazine, SugarHead Quarters, @Radical Media, Labyrinth Theater, The New York Public Theater, Journal Standard, Kenneth Cole Reaction, U.S. Concepts, Deep-Focus, Think Film, United Nude, EGOsum, Penguin Clothing, Napster, Uniqlo, TG170, Banana Republic, The Brooklyn Circus, Urban Outfitters, Timberland, Bloomingdales, Penguin Publishing, O.H.W.O.W., Saks 5th Ave, Gnomonsong.

Selected Exhibitions

Undefined by Design, April 2014
Lorimoto Gallery with Deanne Cheuk, Mike Perry, Keetra Dean Dixon, Milton Glaser & others
Drawing with Words, March 2014
The NYTimes Gallery w/ Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono etc.
Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Graphic Design Now in Production
Group Show, July 2012
Bohemian NYC, Love Kills Demons
Solo Exhibition, June 2012, held in Jean-Michel Basquiat's final studio
East Coast Art of Rock Gallery
Group Show, August 2012
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, TBC Manila
with Julia Chiang, Cody Hudson, Dan Pak, Young Kim, Jon Santos & Anton Lopez, November 2011
ADC Gallery, New York, December Editions
with Paula Scher, Andrio Abero & Paul Pope, December 2009
Heist Gallery, New York, Make Believe Maple Leaves
Solo Exhibition, February 2009
Chashama Gallery, New York, The Center of Something
Solo Exhibition, June 2008
Calm & Punk Gallery, Tokyo, Time Changes
with Aiko, Martha Cooper & Chris Mendoza, June 2008
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong, Frequently Answered Questions
Solo Exhibition, October 2007
The Majestic, New York, On Top Of A Mountain Top
Solo Exhibition, June 2006

Selected Publications

Romantik | Die Gestalten Verlag
Illusive 2 | Die Gestalten Verlag
Design to Help | Die Gestalten Verlag
Sonic/Visuals for Music | Die Gestalten Verlag
Los Logos | Die Gestalten Verlag (Vol 1-7)
IDN Iconography | IDN
Poster Art: Innovation in Poster Design | Rotovision
Maximalism | Rotovision
Book Art: Innovation in Book Design | Rotovision
The Graphic Eye | Chronicle Books
PULLED | Princeton Architectural Press

INTERVIEWS & SELECTED PRESS

Man is an Island | Gestalten.tv video
Designing Minds - DIY | Adobe TV with James Victore video
Ace Hotel X Chris Rubino | directed by Jim Helton video
Center of Something | LVHRD VDO 062 video
Speartalks | Josh Spears Interview
Sundance Channel Sunfiltered by Perrin Drumm
New Kind of View | NBC
Distrikt Hotel | PSFK
The Center of Something | Cool Hunting
The Ace Hotel | PAPERMAG
An Afternoon With / Chris Rubino
500 Weeks | Complex Magazine

LOVE KILLS DEMONS

12 Films by Jim Helton
shot in Chris Rubino's Studio video

RECENT LECTURES

Transitionist | Bowling Green State University, AIGA TOLEDO
DIY with James Victore | The Art Directors Club, NYC
VARSKO! | Norwegian Design Festival, Trondheim Norway
Design+Art | Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong
WRK.PLY | Soho Classic Car Club, NYC
New Frontiers of Graphic Design | Tribeca Cinemas NYC

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Commercial Illustration Portfolio

Chris Rubino Showreel Design & Art Direction

Featured Clients: Public Theater, The New York Times, Ace Hotel, The Wall Street Journal, The Weinstein Company, Red Light Management, DirecTV, Ketel One, Saks 5th Avenue, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, Labyrinth Theater, Classic Car Club, Warner Brothers, Nike, Distrikt Hotel

Thanks to: Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, Director) Jim Helton (Blue Valentine Editor, Ace Hotel Director) David O. Russell (Ketel One, Director) Todd Tilford (Ketel One / DTV, Creative Director) Josh Pearson/Radical Media (Nike, Editor) Brad Parker (Chernobyl Diaries, Director) Alberta Cross (Ketel One, Music) Erich Joiner (DirecTV, Director) Anthony Geernaert (LightWriting, Photographer)

Chris Rubino Showreel
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Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear Album Design

Album design for the debut record of the Mother & Son duo MADISEN WARD & THE MAMA BEAR. "Skeleton Crew" was released on yellow vinyl as well as cd.
Produced by Glassnote Records.

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
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MEADOWLAND Movie Poster Design

Poster for the Tribeca Film Festival
Starring Olivia Wilde & Luke Wilson
Directed by Reed Morano

Meadowland Poster
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Mount Gay Rum Advertising Campaign / Rebrand
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Creative Direction for a full Rebrand of the worst oldest rum, Mount Gay.
Copywriting by Bryan Johnson.
All Work Produced with RadicalMedia.

Mount Gay Rum
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TOWHEADS Title & Poster Design
Towheads Towheads

Opening Title Design & Poster for Shannon Plumb's Feature Film, Towheads.
Poster Illustrations by Cody & Walker Cianfrance.

Towheads
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Wartella's STRIP SHOW Artist Monograph Design
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Wartella's STRIP SHOW: 25 Years of Comix, Controversy & Copyright Infringement
Retrospective memoir from NYC cult-cartoonist M. Wartella featuring long-out-of-print alt-weekly newspaper comics from the 90s and beyond.
This 12"x12" coffee table book is more than just a retrospective of grind-your-mind underground art, it's Wartella's personal account of his journey and struggle to follow his childhood dream of becoming a cartoonist.
Published by Burger Records. Foreword by PES.

Wartella's Strip Show
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New York Times OP-ED Illustrations

Illustrations for the NYTimes Op-ed Page

New York Times OP-ED Illustrations
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Alberta Cross Poster, Logo, Tshirt & Video

Poster, Logo, T-shirt & Video for Brooklyn-based rock band

Alberta Cross
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Wall Street Journal Cover Illustration
WSJ WSJ

Cover Illustration for Wall Street Journal's Weekend Journal about the allure of men's watches for business women

WSJ Weekend Journal
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A Tavola Restaurant Identity & Illustrations

Logo, Signage, Menus & Illustrations for an Italian Restaurant

A Tavola, Restaurant Identity
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BLUE VALENTINE Movie Poster Design

3 Color Screenprint Posters for the Sundance Film Festival
Starring Michelle Williams & Ryan Gosling
Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Blue Valentine Posters
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Saks Fifth Avenue Illustrations
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Illustrations for Saks 5th Ave premium shoppers club/card advertisements

Saks Fifth Avenue
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New York Times | Thursday Styles Illustrations
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Illustrations and Design announcing the launch of the New York Times Thursday Styles Section
Art Directed by Bart Solenthaler

New York Times | Thursday Styles
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Banana Republic Packaging Designs/Illustrations
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Packaging Designs/Illustrations for the Holiday Season
Art Directed by Michael Ian Kaye

Banana Republic
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Creativity Now / Tokion Magazine Brand Identity & Poster Design
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Identity & Design for 4 years of Tokion Magazine's Creativity Now Conference

Creativity Now
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Assorted T-shirts T-Shirt Design
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A selection of t-shirts for various clients including Rufus Wainwright, Uniqlo, Timberland, Fad3, Nextide, Graniph, Brooklyn Circus & others

Assorted T-shirts
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The NY Public & Labyrinth Theater Poster Design
LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB

Posters for Plays by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Eric Bogosian, Jose Rivera, John Patrick Shanley & others
All plays produced by Labyrinth Theater & The New York Public Theater

Labyrinth Theater
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Jose Parla | Cityscapes Artist Monograph Design
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All artwork by Jose Parla
Photographs by David Shadi Perez, Stefan Ruiz & Davi Russo
Printed by Spoonfed

Jose Parla | Cityscapes
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Rostarr | Wreckless Abandon Artist Monograph Design
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Rostarr | Wreckless Abandon
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New Grand Tour Monograph Artist Monograph Design
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Exhibition Catalog featuring Young Kim, Jose Parla, Rostarr, Deanne Cheuk & Davi Russo
Published By DIESEL

The New Grand Tour
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New Grand Tour Monograph 2 Artist Monograph Design
New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph New Grand Tour Monograph

Exhibition Catalog featuring Young Kim, Jose Parla, Rey Parla, Rostarr, Deanne Cheuk & Davi Russo
Published By Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

The New Grand Tour
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Various Album Art Design
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Morning Pages Distributed By Zealous Records
Papercuts released by Devendra Banhart & Andy Cabic's label, Gnomonsong

Album Artwork
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Selected Screenprinted Posters Poster Design
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Screenprinted Posters
Designed & Hand-Pulled silkscreens for rock bands, films & benefit exhibitions
KEEP MUSIC EVIL

Assorted Posters
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Creative Time Invitation Design
Creative Time Creative Time Creative Time Creative Time Charades Charades

Event invitations to public art projects
produced by Creative Time

Creative Time
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Suitman Tokyo/NYC/Hong Kong Posters, Products, etc. Design
SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN SUITMAN
Suitman Tokyo/NYC/Hong Kong
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Logos / Ligatures Logo Design
Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos Logos

Various Logos for techonology, fashion, branding and production companies

Logos / Ligatures
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Various Book Covers Cover Design
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A selection of Book Cover Designs.

Book Covers
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ETSY HOLIDAY Painting / Print
ETSY Vonnegut ETSY Vonnegut ETSY Vonnegut

Window Painting for the ETSY popup Holiday shop and corresponding print inspired by Kurt Vonnegut.

ETSY HOLIDAY SHOP
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