Radiator Comics Distributing Your Favorite Comics!
An online store and wholesale distribution service for self-published and small press comics. We guarantee there is a short-run, hand-made marvel you don’t yet know you love waiting for you on this site.
Designed to complement the DIY, rough-edged aesthetic of the products it carries (and a playful logo crafted by cartoonist Aaron Renier), Radiator Comics nevertheless maintains a clean, useable interface that makes it really easy for visitors to discover and buy beautiful comics.
Features: animated transitions, blogs, branding, client/member management (CRM) integration, content management (CMS), ecommerce, events calendar, forms, fun, image galleries, mobile site, print design, responsive design.
Coastal Brooklyn Film & Video Production
The filmmakers at Coastal are known for crafting images as bold as they are refined. Branding them from the ground up, we helped bring that same elegant but authoritative voice to their visual identity and verbal communications.
Livingston Energy Innovations Cultivating what's next in demand-side management
LEI has been helping startups and utilities bring cutting-edge clean energy technologies to market since the aughts; unfortunately, their website showed it. We crafted them a bright, modern, accessible site, in keeping with their own priorities and company mission.
In Your Face New York Podcast and preformance series
This performance and podcast series, recorded live at Saint Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, presents the diversity of New York experience through songs, skits, and general revelry. We branded them from the ground up and, in collaboration with the IT company Make IT All Work, deployed a robust site and social media campaign.
Joe Victorine Director of Photography
Video portfolio and photoblog for the New York-based cinematographer. The buttons in the upper right corner let the visitor choose between dark and light themes and a 2-or-3-column layout.
Riders Alliance Transit Advocacy for NYC
An organizing hub for New york’s transit advocacy organization, including a blog, events calendar, multiple forms and a host of useful information. We branded the Alliance from the ground up, from their logo through the playful, rounded edges and friendly colors seen throughout their site.
Neighborhood Trust Trust Card Debt Calculator
We designed and built this tool for a community bank in the Bronx with a mission to help its neighbors get and stay out of debt. With a bit of information about your credit card balance, the Debt Calculator can estimate how much money you’ll spend paying it down, how long it will take, and whether you’d be better of consolidating your debt with a Neighborhood Trust “Trust Card.” If requested, the calculator can then pass along that information to an associate at the bank.
Boy Blue & Co. designs and builds unique, idiosyncratic brand identities and web presences for creative professionals, small businesses, and nonprofits.
We view our role broadly, collaborating with clients to showcase their talents and develop their madcap schemes into real-world enterprises. We provide logos and branding, whip up illustrations, spruce up photographs, and help you negotiate obstacles from print shops to social media. (We’ve even been known to contribute to blogs we’ve built.) We’ve been at this a while, and nothing makes us happier than deploying our expertise in the service of people’s dreams.
Boy Blue was founded by Kenan Rubenstein, an artist and designer in Brooklyn, back in the dark ages of web design (circa 2003). As a creative professional, small business owner, non-profit board member, and expatriate from the age of analogue, he has a whole bunch of first-hand experience with the thrills and challenges of committing to a project you believe in.
Give him a holler at kenan at boyblueandco dot com.
David William manages our bigger projects while simultaneously carrying his own weight in design responsibilities, because he is a freaking treasure. He’s shepherded design & development projects for clients large and small across art, design, technology, and educational disciplines. He believes in the power of clear and plainspoken communication, collaboration built on mutual respect, and aggressively color-coded Google spreadsheets.
David also works as a freelance artist & designer under the moniker D.Billy.
Contact Boy Blue & Co.
Give us a holler.
Looking for a quote, or just have the glimmer of a fledgeling project you’d like to discuss? Tell us about it. (If you’d prefer, you can also email kenan at boyblueandco dot com.)
Here’s some fun stuff we’ve been building on the side.
Boy Blue’s friendly decision generator and tool for considering all manner of considerations. Born of the realization that a lot of us spend a lot of time fretting over questions of very little consequence, DecisionBot generates random answers to trivial queries, and helps you weigh your options in more serious matters.
Available as a web app for iOS devices, so you can take DecisionBot with you in your pocket and never again get caught in a burritos-or-felafel loop.
Festival Season is an alt-comics journal and a growing hub for readers and creators of self-published and micropress comics. The site includes reviews, interviews, videos, a community calendar, contact and submission forms, and an ever-expanding database of comics and events. It’s an image-heavy site focused on readability and ease of use, with the ultimate aim of expanding the creative community it serves. It’s a community in which we’re active (keep scrolling for more on that), and this is our way of giving back.
Last Train to Old Town
This is Kenan’s YA adventure comic about a group of high school kids discovering the unusual history of their deceptively sleepy suburban town.
Because clunky webcomics sites are as ubiquitous as they are infuriating, this was an opportunity to experiment with solutions to a problem that hounds the comics community. We prioritized and intuitive and fun reader experience, like the medium of comics has boasted for a hundred years. At the same time, we took advantage of the digital format’s unique possibilities, allowing readers to call up maps, author annotations, reader comments and more at any time.
Boy Blue is a full-service design house, crafting unique, idiosyncratic brand identities and beautiful, user-friendly custom web presences for a diverse set of clients.
Whether you’re starting from scratch, in need of a logo and a color scheme, or just looking to spruce up a trusty old site, we’ve got you covered. Here are some concerns that Boy Blue can take off your plate:
Starting from scratch? First things first, you’ll need a logo. Everything else flows from here.
These are the rules that govern the look of everything with your name on it, from your web site to business cards to ads to invoices. Consistent branding makes your operation memorable and recognizable.
Web Design & Development
With your logo and brand identity established, it’s time to build a home for what you do that’s worthy of how well you do it. This is what we do best.
Even the best-designed site is only as good as its content, and strong visuals make for the most compelling user experience. With a network of affiliated artists and photographers, we can get you just the right image to announce your project, showcase your work, or illustrate your argument.
Print and Promotional materials
The revolution may be digital but the world remains analogue, and nothing commands attention quite like a physical object in someone’s hands. We’ll work with you to create eye-catching, memorable business cards, posters, mailers, and more, and take care of finding (and dealing with) the right print shop for the job.