Our Own Projects

Even with all the energy Hazen pours into its client work, there’s still creative juice to spare. So we have several extra-curricular creative outlets. Peruse the projects below, and please let us know what you think.




Too Much Yes

A small black and white zine with some abstract experiments.

See the project page →


The Hazen Shop

A spot on this site where you can buy some stuff.

Check it out →



In August 2011, Shawn Hazen took a cross-country road trip. Since he’s a graphic designer, it’s no surprise that when driving he found himself checking out the graphics and branding on the countless semis sharing the road with him.

Visit Abstruckt.com →



This site has been documening the rich, ecclectic history of commercial and vernacular typography in Chicago since 2006.

Visit ChicagoType.com →



A robot t-shirt design company, run by Shawn and his young son Finn, who comes up the ideas for the robots.

Visit Robotcha-Co.com →


Design Robot

A design inspiration Tumblog.

Visit DesignRobot.net →




A collection of typographically driven 12-inch record covers from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Visit Typophonic.com →


Book Worship

Book cover design from the 60s and 70s. Shawn has a ridiculous collection of obscure books with graphic covers.

Visit BookWorship.com →



[Currently archived] A page composed with a smart grid is a beautiful thing to behold—if you’re a true design nerd.

Visit Gridness.net →


The Flavor

[Currently archived] A design blog. Typography, logo design, posters, historical stuff. What makes it unique are our features with original content.

Visit TheFlavor.com →