Author: Ben Ace

  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn | REVIEW

    Legendborn by Tracy Deonn | REVIEW

    Immediately added to the list of Books I’m Embarrassed Took Me So Long to Read. Y’all were NOT kidding when you say Legendborn by Tracy Deonn was amazing beyond words.

  • We Could Be So Good | REVIEW

    We Could Be So Good | REVIEW

    We Could Be So Good is a soft, slow burn romance that explores not only Nick and Andy’s relationship as it shifts from professional to platonic to romantic, but also their relationships with themselves and their communities as these two reconcile their roles as members of the NYC media with their existence as queer people in a time when being publicly out could get you arrested. If a character-driven historical romance with plenty of self-discovery and…

  • Spotify Daylist Inspired Book Recommendations

    Spotify Daylist Inspired Book Recommendations

    Inspired by other creators on Instagram posting their own spins on the Spotify Daylist concept, I took a few Daylist titles and paired book recs with them in these graphics.

  • You Exist Too Much | REVIEW

    You Exist Too Much | REVIEW

    Arafat’s You Exist Too Much has gotten plenty of criticism for its unlikeable main character, but that is exactly why it’s an excellent portrayal of the human struggle with trauma.

  • How To Be A Good Savage | RESEÑA

    How To Be A Good Savage | RESEÑA

    Sánchez se estrena en inglés con el apoyo de traductores Wendy Call y Shook en esta colección trilingüe que bellamente retrata la manera en que la humanidad va más allá de la lengua. En How To Be A Good Savage and Other Poems, Sánchez explora lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo de existir como mujer indígena por su poesía traducido de zoque y español.

  • How To Be A Good Savage | REVIEW

    How To Be A Good Savage | REVIEW

    Sánchez makes her English debut with the help of translators Wendy Call and Shook in this trilingual collection that beautifully portrays the way humanity transcends language. In How To Be A Good Savage and Other Poems, Sánchez explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of existing as an indigenous woman through her poetry translated from Zoque and Spanish.

  • Man o’ War | REVIEW

    Man o’ War | REVIEW

    McCarthy captures the worries, the euphoria, and everything in between of the trans coming-of-age experience in Man o’ War. Full of both humor and humanity, this book should be getting more attention than it has been, and I hope you’ll all consider picking up a copy.

  • Art Magazine Spreads

    Art Magazine Spreads

    Spring 2023 — DART 301: Typography || As an exercise in making design choices that create a typographic hierarchy, I had to design these magazine spreads using an article chosen by the professor and include all four images and their captions.

  • Portafolio de DART 268: Introdución a la fotografía

    Portafolio de DART 268: Introdución a la fotografía

    Spring 2023 Throughout the semester, I had several assignments to capture photos that showed different basic elements of photography in order to better understand what makes a good photograph. These assignments were divided into different categories as we expanded on the previous weeks’ concepts, but below I have collected all the photos together. You can […]

  • Late Night La Salle — Brand Style Guide

    Late Night La Salle — Brand Style Guide

    Late Night La Salle is a twice-weekly event series put on by La Salle University’s Campus Activities Center. I created this Brand & Social Media Style Guide as an exercise in branding during my time as a graphic designer for the department.