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As an art director and graphic designer, Tom Bonauro has been employing his alternative viewpoints to an array of notable projects since 1979. These projects span the full range of visual design, from dreamlike objects in motion in his film loops for SFMOMA's memorable installation of Gnomon, to a sexy media campaign for Todd Oldham Jeans, to the conceptual program ID's for MTV's House of Style and the PBS show Life 360.

Bonauro's work has been published in a variety of high-profile books and publications, including; New American Design, California Design, San Francisco Design, Typography Now, The Graphic Edge, and Wear Me: Fashion and Graphics Interaction, and in periodicals including ID, Print, Graphis, Paper, Vanity Fair, Interview, Communications Arts, Blueprint and Dwell.

Tom's work is also in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and can be viewed on "Collections Access Online" at, a new website of the museums permanent collection. His work has been exhibited at the British Design Museum, Pratt University, The Cooper Hewitt and Quotidian Gallery among others.His work has taken him on a trajectory that merges his graphic, film and three-dimensional design. About his set design for the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company production of Breathe Normally, Anna Kisselgoff of the New York Times described his work as a fabulous set of wood-paneled walls ... that evokes Frank Lloyd Wright in his Japanese mood.

Recent work includes Inbetween, an acclaimed video installation / live theatrical performance created in conjunction with former Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud.

"Tom's most recent book Before Zero is a stunning collection of Polaroids taken over the course of 20 years, mostly with an SX-70 camera. Housed in a custom-made square portfolio envelope which is beautifully printed with images from those Polaroids and secured in a fold-out cover with an elegant Japanese binding, the full-bleed color images capture fragments of representations of the world around us. Images from advertisments, nature programs, movies, news and art history follow each other with no verbal narration in a stream of culturally literate free association. No doubt about our image nation which can free associate anything these days and make heads and tails of all of that which we see. This is a gourgeous bookwork, beautifally conceived, exquisitley executed, and so wonderful in the hand".
(Umbrella Magazine)

He is currently working with interior architect / designer Todd Oldham on the graphic packages for the new Fairfax hotel and restaurant in South Beach Florida due to open in late 2007.

Whether constructing title sequences for director Gus Van Sant or designing the hyper-visual Levi's 501 Reasons campaign, Bonauro's work transforms common narratives into brilliant and beguiling icons.

Ken Woodard began his career as an art director at in New York after leaving his home town at the age of 18. Within three years he had moved to California and produced award winning work for Southwestern Bell and Bank of America, traveling as far as Prague to shoot the Levi's commercial voted one of the year's Ten Best by Time Magazine. Collaborators on the "Top 501 Reasons" campaign included maverick filmmakers Gus Van Sant, Spike Jonze, and David Fincher and writer Suzanne Finnamore. He leveraged this success to establish an eclectic freelance career as director, designer and booty shaking DJ.