Filed under: Logo Design | Tags: 2016, branding, chicago, concept, design, event branding, logo, Logo Design, madrid, olympics, summer
Today’s post on the Graphic Design Blog highlights the logos in contention for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The article reflects on the four logo concepts that are in the running for the shortlisted cities as well as taking a look at some of the cities that have already been eliminated from the running.
Event branding is something I personally am really interested in, having written about it here and here. The unique opportunity to wholly brand an event, especially an event like the Olympics wherein so much collateral material will be derived from the main brand, represents a both challenging and ultimately really rewarding experience for designers.
My personal take on the above logos is that they all work on really great concepts and are very nicely executed. Visually, and this is ignoring my national prejudice, I think the Chicago logo is the most striking. Conceptually, I love the Madrid logo and the subtle “m” formed by the hand print. Read the whole article here and draw your own conclusions.
Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: architecture, Art, baking, cake, craftsmanship, cupcakes, design, discipline, Inspiration, media, nerdy, Photography, pshpin, sugar
Reading I’mJustCreative, subscribing to Communication Arts and buying the Pushpin Graphic are all great ways to garner knowledge and gain inspiration when it comes to design. Beyond the obvious sources though are a myriad of inspiring items from a multitude of disciplines. I find myself always observing, whether it be architecture, photography or interpretive dance (the latter typically much less than the two former but I believe you can surmise where this is going.)
Having said that, I urge to head over to geekpadshow and check out 20 Pictures of Nerdy Cupcakes. as one with not only an appreciation for art in all its froms, but also a serious interest in delicious baked goods, I found this collection really inspiring. The clear marks of craftmanship and dynamic use of colored sugar grace these cakes in stylish and well-constructed packages.
Filed under: branding | Tags: architect, blue, branding, connections, construction, corporate, design, engineer, feature, grey, hypocylcoid, logo, logo gala, pcc, pittsburgh
Once again, Deron Sizemore over at logo gala has featured some of my work. The PCC logo I crafted a few months back was a “featured logo” over at the site. Read the article here for my design process.
Filed under: Photography | Tags: Art, bathroom, black and white, collection, concept, digtial photography, photo manipulation, Photography
Digital Photography School posted a really nice collection of unique and really well-imagined bathroom photos. Check it out here.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: color, design, illustration, invitation, letterforms, print, providence connections, typography
Last week I was working on an invitation for non-profit organization Providence Connections. The event they are putting on is called “The Family Tree of Life.” I was given the direction that they wanted to play on the tree concept and wanted the invite to be very colorful. With that in mind I went ahead and did some illustration work including the above “Tree typography.” The folks at PC were really pleased with the final invite and i was more than happy to do some neat, colorful illustration.
Abduzeedo has a great collection of artwork from Mark Ryden today. I’ve been a fan of Mark Ryden for quite some time and the above painting, “The Meat Maji” is one of my absolute favorites. Check out the post over at abduzeedo and you may as well head to markryden.com to get your gullets full of his crazy surreal works. Don’t miss his take on Christina Ricci either!