Japanese Print Catalogue

Japanese print catalogue designed by Banks Creative. Published by the Gibbes Museum of Art. Co-edited by Sara Arnold and Stephen G. Hoffius. Companion piece to exhibition Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection. The book includes sixty of the finest examples of ukiyo-e prints in the Gibbes holdings carefully selected by Japanese art specialist and scholar Sebastian Izzard based …

G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book

Introducing our illustrated ABC book that introduces readers to the museum world through the eyes of the lovable Gibbes Gator! Banks Creative illustrated and designed this unique keepsake, which recently won two awards (Best Cover and Best Illustrations) by the American Marketing Association. Illustrated by Cathy Bennington Jenrette and published by the Gibbes Museum of Art. View the book online …

Angel Wings

Photo opp “angel wings” designed for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce!

Maya Lin

Invitation design, poster art, programs, and event signage for Maya Lin lecture and the 2018 Distinguished Lecture Series. Such a thrill!

Paint Your Palate

Invitation design for the annual Gibbes Street Party, kicking off the 2018 “Paint Your Palate” theme. The concept draws inspiration from color trends, playing with a colorful palette inspired by Warhol and Lichtenstein. This is the 5th year that Banks Creative has designed collateral for this trendy fundraising event. We are currently working on event signage for the Street Party, in addition …

Food is Art

The Gibbes Street Party is an annual fundraiser featuring chefs from Charleston’s top restaurants. As part of the theme “Food is Art,” chefs created food samples inspired by artwork from the Gibbes Museum. The concept for the print materials is an illustrative twist on paintings from the Gibbes Museum, with an emphasis on the connection between food and artwork. The …

La Belle Époque

Ooo-la-la! Print material and ads for the annual Gibbes on the Street Party themed “La Belle Époque.” The concept for this 2015 design was inspired by classic Moulin Rouge poster art, Art Nouveau iconography and Toulouse Lautrec’s famous can-can dancers. The invitation design won the award for “Best Collateral” in the 2016 Spark! Awards hosted by the American Marketing Association. This was …

Museum Family Guide

The Family Guide was created as a fun, interactive booklet for little museum-goers. The kid-focused cover features the gator mascot painting some of his favorite works at the Gibbes Museum of Art. The endearing illustrative design won an award by the Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC).

Gala Invitation

Gala Invitation for the Gibbes Museum of Art grand reopening

Year of the Gibbes

The Gibbes Street Party is an annual fundraiser featuring chefs from Charleston’s top restaurants. The 2016 event coincided with the reopening of the Gibbes Museum of Art, thus the theme “The Year of the Gibbes.” We created a lively spin-off of Chinese New Year dragon, weaving the Gibbes logo into traditional Asian-inspired borders. The theme is carried throughout the invitation design, …