New Client / YouCaring

July 24th, 2017

We are honored to partner with YouCaring for brand strategy, visual identity  and website design.

YouCaring is the leader in personal crowdfunding, empowering people facing hardship to get support from their communities.  We are looking forward to working with their exceptional and passionate team.

Yard-O-Led

April 26th, 2017

We rebranded the British Pen company Yard-O-Led founded in 1934 and collaborated with the Yard-O-Led team on the new packaging concept. The pen would be delivered in a simple white box surfaced with watercolor paper and debossed with the Yard-O-Led logo. The new owner is encouraged to take the pen and start sketching on the box, a blank canvas.

Artists will be commissioned to design the exterior box. The final artwork will be displayed on the website with the goal to be auction in a benefit.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes

December 16th, 2016

In the spirit of giving, Abeck Inc. is honored to give a gift to the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Oakland which will provide assistance, community, and education to women with cancer and their supporters. Your support made this gift possible.


Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2017 from Abeck Inc.

Talento Competitivo Identity

November 24th, 2016

We created the new identity for the Madrid, Spain based Consulting Firm Talento Competitivo.

The idea for the identity is based on the founders passion for sailing. He is a World Champion sailer who was a member of the Spanish, Olympic Sailing Team. He applies his winning skills from competitive sailing to his business consulting. Living in a constant changing environment, having to react instantly and make split second decisions will have a fundamental impact on a company’s future performance.

Float Website Launch

July 4th, 2016

Abeck Inc. created a identity that translates Float's vision of flexibility, security and trust.

We extended this philosophy into Float's web presence creating an interactive memorable visual language to communicate the unique accessibility of Float's approval process.

Abeck Inc + Facebook

May 2016

Abeck Inc. is thrilled to work with Facebook on innovative and exciting collaborative projects. We're looking forward to sharing the details!

Percena Branding

May 2016

Congratulations to our Friends at Percena on the launch of their new website.

Abeck Inc. created a brand for Percena establishing it as the main Diversity Networking Platform for a large consumer facing audience and companies looking to innovate.

Drive to Black Rock Desert

April 2016

The Black Rock Playa in northwestern Nevada is one of the largest, flattest, surfaces on Earth, covering approximately 200 square miles.

The playa encompasses more than 300,000 acres (120,000 ha) of land. The average annual precipitation is 7.90 inches (200 mm). The region is notable as an alternative to the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah, for setting land speed records.

David Bowie 1947-2016

January 15, 2016

From Rolling Stone Magazine, August 16, 1973 / Issue No. 141

The last tango: David Bowie in the twilight zone.

The Doors Absolutely Live, 1970

December 10, 2015

This 'organic documentary' of the Doors' 1970 tour was painstakingly assembled by producer Paul Rothchild to create the ultimate Doors concert experience from a series of explosive live performances. Some fans witnessed these performances firsthand, others vicariously through the headlines that seemed to follow every incendiary show. For all, 'Absolutely Live!' emerged as the document of a band pushing the limits of what was possible on stage... and in rock 'n' roll itself.

Disc: 1

1. Who Do You Love
2. Medley: Alabama Song / Backdoor Song / Love Hides / Five To One
3. Build Me A Woman
4. When The Music's Over

Disc: 2

1. Close To You
2. Medley: Universal Mind /Petition The Lord With Prayer
3. Medley: Dead Cats, Dead Rats / Break On Thru #2
4. The Celebration Of The Lizard
5. Soul Kitchen

After Hours With Sarah Vaughan, 1955

November 16, 2015

Listen to Vaughan wrap her voice around a word and you begin to understand what is meant by the term. You also realize why you don't hear the term used very often anymore as very few modern singers have this ability. To be fair the music of today doesn't really lend itself to that style of singing either. However hearing a singer of the quality of Vaughan, you begin to regret its passing. I'm sure there are jazz singers around who have the ability, but we don't hear them on a regular basis.

A

A1 After Hours
A2 Street Of Dreams
A3 You Taught Me To Love Again
A4 You're Mine, You
A5 My Reverie
A6 Summertime

B

B1 Black Coffee
B2 Thinking Of You
B3 I Cried For You
B4 Perdido
B5 Deep Purple
B6 Just Friends

The Madrid Airport, Spain

August 24, 2015

A truly beautiful building is the Madrid Airport, commonly known as Barajas, is the major gateway to the City of Madrid. Terminal 4 was inaugurated on February 5, 2006. The design team of Antonio Lamela and Richard Rogers; and directed by Luis Vidal won the 2006 Stirling Prize. Terminal 4 is one of the world’s largest airport terminals in terms of area. With this new addition, Barajas is designed to handle 70 million passengers annually.

Jack White Wednesday night show in Honolulu

April 15, 2015

Throughout his Wednesday night show in Honolulu, though he occasionally cracked a smile and appeared completely absorbed in his music and bandleading, he also seemed to have a hellhound on his trail — some anxious thought pushing him to put his Honolulu show together in an antic, unpredictable, partially improvised fashion.

Ram’s 10 principles for Good Design

March 9, 2015

  1. Good design is innovative
  2. Good design makes a product useful.
  3. Good design is aesthetic.
  4. Good design makes a product understandable.
  5. Good design is unobtrusive.
  6. Good design is honest.
  7. Good design is long-lasting
  8. Good design is thorough down to the last detail.
  9. Good design is environmentally friendly.
10. Good design is as little design as possible.

Dieter Rams (born 20 May 1932 in Wiesbaden, Hessen) is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. His unobtrusive approach and belief in "less but better" design generated a timelessness nature in his products and have influenced the design of many products, which also secured Rams worldwide recognition and appreciation.

Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

February 18, 2015

This installation at the rear of the New Industries Building in San Francisco, Alcatraz gives reality a human face — or many individual faces. The viewer is confronted with a field of colorful images laid out flat across the expanse of the floor: portraits of 176 people from around the world who have been imprisoned or exiled because of their beliefs or affiliations, most of whom were still incarcerated at the time the artwork was made. Ai Weiwei has called them “heroes of our time.”

If the sheer number of individuals represented is overwhelming, the impression is compounded by the intricacy of the work’s construction: each image was built by hand from LEGO bricks. (Some portions of the artwork were assembled in the artist’s studio, while others were fabricated to the artist’s specifications by more than 80 volunteers in San Francisco.)

Ai Weiwei born 28 August 1957 in Beijing), is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism.

The Listen Project

January 13, 2015

As electrical, vibrational beings on the most minute cellular level, music from whatever genre, is an expression of the human spirit at its most basic. The Listen Project is an ongoing journey and ever growing borderless library of intimate and rarely seen performances from musicians and other artists from every corner of the globe. It is a celebration of our musical and cultural diversity and an effort to accent the positive human spirit that exists in the world for future generations to come.

Holiday Sketches for Pottery Barn Kids

December 1, 2014

Two drawings in a series for the Pottery Barn Kids Christmas windows and in-store design. These drawings conceptualize and define the holiday decorationg design strategy for the kids brand.

Fabric Artisan Bags

October 20, 2014

Fumiyo Hasatani is a Tokyo based fabric artisan with a personalized collection of totes and bags. Each is hand sewn, hand knitted, and personalized with subtle metallic paint and embellishments. Hasatani handmakes everything with her personal touch.

Pottery Barn Kids

September 29, 2014

One in a series of cover drawings to visualize the new season for the Pottery Barn Kids brand. We conceptualize each upcoming season based on the new products and create a theme and environment through hand drawn water color sketches. These drawings are used as a basis for the photo shoots and seasonal campaigns.

Miles Davis at the Fillmore

August 25, 2014

Miles at the Fillmore, the latest entry in Columbia’s revelatory bootleg series collecting unreleased Miles Davis live material, finds the trumpeter departing one musical world and entering a new one. In the previous five years, he’d taken the music of the Second Great Quintet (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams) as far as it could go; hearing new music in his head, music that had never been made before, Miles fully embraced electric instruments on the dual landmarks In a Silent Way and, a year later, in April 1970, Bitches Brew; most of this set was recorded in June of that year.

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.