SPECIALIZING IN THE VISUAL NARRATION OF IMAGES AND WORDS
FOR THE CREATIVE GOOD OF OUR CUSTOMERS.
TO CREATE A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THEM AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE.
WE SPECIALIZE IN, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
- CORPORATE IDENTITIES
- VERBAL IDENTITY
- EDITORIAL DESIGN
- ONLINE BRANDING
IT BEGINS AND ENDS WITH YOU
THIS IS OUR PROCESS:
WE DO NOT HAVE FANCY CHARTS that show the science behind our process. That’s because everyone is different. Each project has its own special trajectory which, at times, require its own unique approach. We believe that effective design comes from sound strategic thinking. Rather than try and fit each project into a set method we seek out the best approach to not only give you what you want but most importantly what you need. And how we achieve that can change from time to time. We’re responsive and reactive. We feel thats what helps yield not just a creative solution, but YOUR creative solution.
WHAT’S IN A NAME
“SO, DID YOU REALLY BURNS DOWN A BARN?”
BOYBURNSBARN CAME TO BE not by a spark of fire but rather a spark to prove something. This company, started by John Turner, was originally the online moniker for his portfolio. The notion of a short, stunted, front page, newspaper headline seemed like a great idea for a name. Nothing is more attention grabbing than a good headline and graphic designers are always trying to get attention for themselves and their clients. But what should it say?
The answer to that question takes us back to 2002. After starting his career in New York City, John got quite a bit of flack for where he grew up. Cornwall, New York sounded like a farm town to most (its not) which led some to feel that a small town kid couldn’t hack it in the big city. In an “oh this name will never stick” moment, the notion of being the boy who burned the barn to prove he was worth paying attention to, and not some small town yokel happened. The name BOY BURNS BARN was formed.
Fast forward five years and the name stuck. In 2007 BoyBurnsBarn LLC was formed and in that time some real headlines were actually obtained with the work that was produced. Small town pride has been restored and John is proud of his roots. Our name seems to mean different things now to different people, but we let the work define who we are best. At the very least its hard to ignore a good headline.
- New York Times
- Webby Award
- Communication Arts
- HOW Magazine
- Step Magazine
- Graphis Interactive
- The Rebrand 100
- Graphic Exchange
- Art of the Menu
- Design Work Life