The Avett Brothers: 2019
Project Info
Scott Avett approached Cast Iron Design to help with the packaging for The Avett Brothers new record. Scott, who is a talented musician and an accomplished visual artist, had created the cover artwork but needed us to design the rest of the packaging for the LP and CD. The artwork is split in half with the foreground changing to the background and vice-versa. We wanted to take this idea of duality and extend it to every aspect of the package design. Maelstrom, the display typeface we used, spoke to this duality with its thick slab serifs and razor-thin stems. We carried the idea of high contrast into the tracklisting by alternating between a delicate serif and a heavy sans serif.

Studio: Cast Iron Design
Cover Art: Scott Avett
chris vonburske
I am a multidisciplinary designer from Golden, Colorado. For the uninitiated, Golden is 12 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder.
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GLDN: 2018
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In the summer of 2018 a group of close friends approached me with a unique project in mind. An old farm and feed store in Golden, Colorado had recently closed and sold its building. The new owner had plans to tear down the building and build a modern food hall. Due to the time and planning required to execute their vision, the building was to sit vacant for several months. My friends approached the buildings new owner with a proposition. They would pay to rent the building for a month, during which they would use the space as an art gallery, music venue, and makeshift skatepark. After many calls to the city and conversations with legal advisors, the owner agreed. What followed, will go down in Golden’s history as a legend almost too good to be true. The project was as DIY as you can get. Tips pooled from shifts at the local burger joint, piggie bank savings accounts, and couch cushion change funded the entire endeavor. DIY was at the heart and soul of the project so I pulled from the aesthetics of skateboarding and punk rock to piece together a graphic system for the venue as well as the parent organization, GLDN.

Poster Process: Video
Event Photos: Sean Mcdonnell
chris vonburske
I am a multidisciplinary designer from Golden, Colorado. For the uninitiated, Golden is 12 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder.
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Book Club: 2020
Project Info
Book Club is a passion project of mine. A few years ago, my partner and I started a two-person book club. We have read a broad range of books, from science fiction to autobiographies, and even a graphic novel about Bernie Sanders. We are currently reading The Need by Helen Phillips. Of course, like any good book club, I had to make us some swag.
chris vonburske
I am a multidisciplinary designer from Golden, Colorado. For the uninitiated, Golden is 12 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder.
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Miscellaneous Projects 2018–2020
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This is a collection of one-off pieces, personal projects, and work for clients and friends. I use these types of projects to make sure I am always learning and improving my skillset.
chris vonburske
I am a multidisciplinary designer from Golden, Colorado. For the uninitiated, Golden is 12 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder.
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Miscellaneous CID Projects 2017–2020
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During my time with Cast Iron Design, I’ve worked on a wide range of client projects. It would be disingenuous to create case studies for all the projects I worked on because everything we created was a collaborative effort. These pieces are shown because I feel that my skills directly contributed to their outcome.
chris vonburske
I am a multidisciplinary designer from Golden, Colorado. For the uninitiated, Golden is 12 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder.
Work Inquiries:
chris@vonburske.design
Friendship Inquiries:
Instagram