Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Illustration Completed (Finally!)

I wanted to create a something original that I liked enough that I would actually hang it on my wall. I had a vision for a colorful illustration of an outdoor scene. Here's the finished result. 

I can't wait to print it on nice matte uncoated stock and frame it with a nice white finish. 

Contact me if you want one on your wall too! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Logo Crazy

Thought I'd share a cool article on logo trends that seems to be pretty accurate ...

These examples will likely be passe by noon. You learn in Graphic Design 1 that the enduring quality in a logo is it's ability to be bold and telling, easily conveying a feel or message intended, while also being pleasing to the eye. Truth is, only the finest designers can achieve this.

Going forward, I predict that the trend will continue to lean toward hand-made, script fonts, and designs with more and more intricate detail so as to set them apart from other brands and services. "Branding" is only getting more and more common, as companies often have a logo for each service they offer. So one thing is for sure: Logos will be everywhere. Let's see what the future holds ...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gritty Logo

I saw these logos by designer Ben Geier the other day; giving popular record label logos gritty, retro facelifts. I played around with Illustrator and Photo shop to mimic the look. Still some work to do, but I'm getting there .. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Self Identity

Trying to settle on a masthead/self identity logo. Any favorites??