Archive for March, 2008

Racking Up Logos

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

We’ve done quite a bit of brand identity designs since 2005, so we’ve organized some of our work and prepared them for your enjoyment: Barrel Identity Collection.

A quick overview:


Let’s Pump This Party

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

We recently teamed up with our buddy Eric Rhee (DJ Rheewind) and launched, a gear rental and DJ search service for the NY-NJ-CT Tri-state area. If you’re looking to throw a party and need equipment to blast quality music, just fill out a form, and we can arrange for pick-up or delivery. If you’re a talented DJ looking for more gigs, you can join the DJ network, and if you’re looking for a rockin’ DJ, you can request one on the site as well.

Some shots of the site below:



New Work:

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Many of you may have read about Sudhir Venkatesh in Freakanomics – he was the young sociologist whose unique friendship with a Chicago gang leader gave him unprecedented (academic) access to the inner workings of the drug world and street life. He recently came out with a book called Gang Leader for a Day, which goes into greater detail about his experiences in the projects (pick up a copy – it’s good stuff).

We’ve known Sudhir for a while now, having helped him on Columbia’s Center for Urban Research & Policy (CURP) and Dislocation (his documentary on the Robert Taylor Housing Projects in Chicago) websites when we were students. When we learned of all the publicity he was receiving as a result of his new book and his appearance on New York Times for his blog entries on watching The Wire with real gang members, we suggested that perhaps it was the right time for him to have his own site. He jumped on the idea, and in short order, we were able to launch



We’re calling this first release an “interim” version of the site because the vision we have for the site will include a whole lot more about Sudhir’s work. Stay tuned! And in the meantime, catch Sudhir tonight on the Colbert Report on Comedy Central!

And Moving On…

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

We’re back from Korea, overcoming jetlag, and back to the thick of things.


First, some sad news. After seven months of at-work sipping, we’ve decided to shutter our Barrel to Bottles site. With more projects going on than we can handle at the moment, we thought it best to re-prioritize and make sure our clients were getting fair attention. The full archive will stay online, and we still hope to throw Barrel to Bottles themed events in the future. Thanks for all the support!


Also, a new website release: We consulted Shakti on their website designs and worked on the development of the site. Please check it out!