ID // democracy burlesque

ID // democracy burlesque

For the past eight months A Good One teamed up with Democracy Burlesque in a re-branding effort. As always, I welcome the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations and groups because of the creative freedom and the fun, and also because the experience can be highly rewarding.
People

People

Our take on recreating horror classics (Jessica Alba did it back in 2008). The different scenes were recreated with nothing more than household items and spotlights!
Russian Masterworks | Flyer

Russian Masterworks | Flyer

Round flyer designed for the Uptown Symphony, a fictitious organization based in the "colorful" Chicago neighborhood. Personal project logo, flyer design and digital painting.
Graphic Design Services

Graphic Design Services

We deliver professional graphic design services infused with a dash of humor and ingenuity. Our design is engaging, dynamic, provocative, fresh, and in tune with modern trends. A Good One.
All the Pretty Things

All the Pretty Things

Design exercise combining illustration, image manipulation, color theory, and typography.
Xtatique Cosmetics

Xtatique Cosmetics

Xtatique Cosmetics is a fictitious brand that served as a model for an advertisement campaign. This was an extensive conceptual promotional project that included a photo shoot, photo retouching, packaging, paper engineering, and logo design. The final promotional set included a direct mailer piece featuring a gift card and store display....
Latest Projects
obamarama // DB-2013

obamarama // DB-2013

This poster was designed to celebrate the 100th days of Obama in office (again), and to promote Db's second show of the season. The design of the posters for the current season, is more focused on typography, borrowing elements from poster design through different decades. While very colorful, the Obamarama poster still dark enough, hoping,...
world of class warfare // democracy burlesque 2013

world of class warfare // democracy burlesque 2013

This poster was designed for Democracy Burlesque to reflect America's economic reality. It's an attempt to condense into a simple graphic general ideas such as entitlement, haves and have nots, up and down, the way the crisis has been taken so slightly and with a lack of seriousness by the failure that is Congress.
run dick run! // democracy burlesque

run dick run! // democracy burlesque

Run Dick Run!is the latest poster designed for Democracy Burlesque. This poster was inspired by the Learn to Read with Dick and Jane series. Mischievous Dick runs with Jane's panties in hand while livid Jane chases after him with a rolling pin.
on the record // democracy burlesque

on the record // democracy burlesque

Poster designed for Democracy Burlesque also. The imagery retains the low-fi feel that constitutes the branding effort as well as a consistent layout and color scheme. This poster has an stylized film noir vibe with a dash of humor. I appreciate the patter created by the bitmapped images and the seemed tension between the two...
rogue state cabaret poster // democracy burlesque

rogue state cabaret poster // democracy burlesque

The Rogue State Cabaret poster was also designed for Democracy Burlesque.This "low-fi" poster inspired by the 80's early 90's punk rock. It incorporates stylized military elements and an aggressive color palette that evokes the cultural/political clash of the Cold War era.
psycho NATO poster // democracy burlesque

psycho NATO poster // democracy burlesque

This poster was inspired by the G8 NATO summit that was supposed to take place in Chicago. The tiny-headed figure, allegedly, is that of Chicago's mayor Rahm Emmanuel. That tiny men, trying to fill the big suit as well as the show's title, is a reference to "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads.
occupied poster // democracy burlesque

occupied poster // democracy burlesque

This Occupied poster was designed to highlight DB's previous shows; which, featured sketches involving the politics of the Occupy movement. The Occupied revue show relaid on things being Occupied for humor, and so, the voting booth seemed like a logical visual starting point and adding toilets to the booths was just the next logical step…...
edgewater xmas…

edgewater xmas…

Although it's winter in Chicago, Xmas was such a beautiful, sunny day. I was able to snap these cool shoots at the Edgewater beach.
calligraphy… robbhand

calligraphy… robbhand

Calligraphy has enable me to be more aware of the individual letter's structures. I pay more attention to terminals, strokes, counters, bowls, serifs, etc. While I'm not really good at it, I encourage everybody to give it a try. Specially graphic and type designers.
A Good One, Creative Lab

I'm Roberto Balderas, I live in Chicago and I'm the chief creative director/lead graphic designer at a small design studio/lab appropriately named A GOOD ONE. Fresh ideas, resourcefulness and experimentation are the basis for innovation and the key to my design approach. I also believe in graphic design that is engaging, dynamic, relevant, memorable and visually provocative.

What can I do for you?

I'm a provider of professional creative services, ranging from logo and brand identity design, brochure and collateral design, editorial, publications, magazines, catalogs, newsletters, etc., also, illustration, web design, consulting, art direction and photography.

Hire me

At A Good One, Creative Lab the goal is to provide my clients with unquestionable quality in professional services aiming to create highly effective, recognizable brands. Drop me a line and let me know about your awesome project and what I can do for you.