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The Golden Sword Travel Adventure Company by Michael S. Lareaux
Russ Cordero has always been a fan of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Even as a youth, when he wasn’t above a street brawl or a midnight ride through Niles Canyon, fantasy games, movies, and novels held a special fascination for him.
Now a father of three on the far side of forty, Russ looks back on his life and finds mostly satisfaction, mixed with a vague sense of loss. He’s grateful for his children and his wife, but part of him misses the adventures of his youth, both the real ones and the ones played out in movies, books, and overnight Dungeons and Dragons marathons. If only there were one more great adventure…
It’s said that a man should be careful what he wishes for. On his birthday, Russ’s best friend hands him a strange, gilded envelope. Inside is a piece of parchment and an address. The parchment is a voucher, guaranteeing the bearer “An Adventure Like No Other” with the Golden Sword Travel Adventure Company. His friend refuses to elaborate on exactly what it means.
It isn’t long before Russ finds himself driving through a town, looking for the address in the gilded envelope, and it isn’t long after that he finds himself in a thoroughly unfamiliar place. It’s a place straight out of every fantasy novel Russ has ever read. The trouble is that Russ has no idea how to return home, or why someone in this new world seems intent on killing him.
About the DesignerTanner Woodford is the executive director of the Chicago Design Museum, an adaptable and non-traditional organization that aims to unite, inform, and inspire the Chicago design community.
-104 by Kamily Bennard
Kierstan Royal, a resident of the Last Colony on what remains of earth, has more or less resigned himself to his fate as a tour guide to the aliens that come to gloat over the wreckage of his home.
But when he and Cinnae Arche-tec, a half-human girl from a drifter colony a few galaxies over, discover that someone is actually planning to blow up the planet, he knows that he has to stop them. Even if he has to, say, stow away on a smuggler’s ship, break into a high-security prison, and get beat up a little… or a lot. Whichever.
Point is, he’s—oh all right, and Cinnae is, too—going to save the world.
About the Designers
Jenn + Ken Visocky O’Grady are partners in work and life. Jenn is a Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Cleveland State University, and Ken an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University.
Neon Gods by Benji Z.
One day Samantha Whitfield blinked into existence. No one knows why, or where she came from, just that she appeared in the small town of St. Xavier, Montana one day and was hidden from the rest of the world.
Eighteen years later, she finds herself a normal person trying to make it in the world. Only, she’s stuck: not by some evil villain, not by some twist of fate, just stuck with life. She’s working a barely functional job at a game shop and her double life is starting to eat at her mind.
What double-life you might ask? Well, that she’s a superhero! One-half Buffy, one-half Scott Pilgrim, and cast into a neo-dystopian Miami landscape, Sam is left to save the world with everything she can while forces around her try to make sure the girl that came from nowhere returns there.
About the Designer
Perky Bros | http://perkybros.com
"No. Six Depot is a family owned, small-batch coffee roaster and café nested in the beautiful Berkshires. Located in a historic train station on 6 Depot St, they serve teas, salts and coffee from small farms and roast on location. Their identity juxtaposes a mix of unique rural and modern elements - drawing inspiration from their own backyard railroad and unique approach to keeping it simple and making it true."
Established in 1883 and 2009, Perky Bros now exists to help brands gain clarity, value and distinction through design. We create visual identities, websites, packaging, print materials and any odd or end necessary to create an authentic experience. Working with startups to more established brands, we like to keep our approach flexible. Regardless of what we’re tackling, we strive to offer solutions built on plain-spoken, ambitious ideas - always grounded in research and meticulously crafted in their execution.