THE PORTLAND FUNBOOK
The Portland Funbook was a collaboration with dozens of well-known artists and musicians to create and publish a series of coloring books and vinyl records for charity.
The Portland Funbook #1
While I was still in school and interning at Plazm, I worked on a project printed on newsprint. It was so cheap, my mind immediately set to racing to come up with a project of my own. And so the idea for the Portland Funbook was hatched. I made up a company to look more legit and pull in advertisers. A lot of artists volunteered their skills. I raised a bunch of money for both The Genocide Intervention Network and Amnesty International. And for a few a few short years, I reigned as the coloring book king of Portland.
But you know the work was done in my designer salad days
I'm just going to skip presenting the design for #1 here.
The Portland Funbook #2
In addition to more pages (for a total of 80), The Portland Funbook #2 saw the addition of a 7˝ vinyl record with 12 one-minute songs from local musicians, 4 stickers, a temporary tattoo, and two 1˝ buttons.
The 12 one-minute songs are only available on the vinyl record attached in the book. Here's a sampler of the music:
The Portland Funbook #3
This time I decided to go big and publish the book at an oversized 11″ x 17″. With the cover I continued with the theme of an earlier project, 2 Wallpapers, and incorporated those washed-out rainbows with a photo of the type I'd constructed out of cardboard.
Again I was able to pull in a wealth of amazing local artists and musicians. Here's a Sampling of what was on #3: