Saturday, October 30, 2010

Construction Logo

My most recent logo design. The logo is for Palenscar Building and Remodeling. This is for a contractor that specializes in high end remodeling. Christopher Palenscar can build and remodel kitchens, livingrooms, and other home projects. The client wanted a subtle and elegant logo to reflect the work that he does.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Poster Love

I love these posters by Moxy Creative. It is a fun take on these movies. They are very simple but that is the trick. You are immediately attracted to these posters. I don't think I have ever seen movie posters quite like these. For more posters do to their site, you will be there for awhile.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Brochure 2010

My newest brochure design for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. I have been designing this brochure for three years. They have added new and very elegant photos. They wanted to have a more sophisticated color scheme and look to the brochure. I am continuing the look and branding I established three years ago. I just ramped it up a bit. I also feel the new photos do add a new level of sophistication.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Music Logo Round III

This is the last and final round of design for this logo. It has been fun working on it. I had worked for the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a designer and had been surrounded by all things musical. It was nice to use that influence in designing this logo. The client has been great with being specific on what he wanted for a logo. The logo that won out in the end is 3D with the darker color.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Vintage Color Wheel

I love this image. It really speaks to me in this age of digital. I have found this great website, Trendland for the newest trends in design and advertising plus a whole lot of other trendy stuff. For the story on the color wheel and more drawings look hereAll of the antique color wheels and charts in the article were made from the 16th through the 18th Century.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Music logo round II

The logo has been narrowed down to four ideas. My clients wanted to see some other colors and a few variations of themes. It has been fun moving things around and choosing new colors. I am doing another round to be posted soon.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Musician Logo Challenge

I am on a roll with logo designs. This is my first proposed logos for my client. He is a freelance timpanist and we discussed a more stylized look for his logo.

I was was trying to be more stylized with drums and drumsticks without looking like a weber grill. My client expressed an interest in using blue as a main color. After looking at these proposed logo, he has asked me to use my judgement in adding in other colors. The next round will be refining some of the looks that he likes and adding in some new colors.

It has been fun to work with all these circles and lines. The second round this week.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Gap logo Controversy

There is a buzz on this new redesign. I personally think it is lame. I am not a fan of helvetica, anyway. That little box in the corner really bothers me. It seems like an afterthought. It doesn't say hip and modern clothing to me. Any thoughts on the logo?

I had wanted to tell you about a blog I just discovered called Trendland. They have a little story on the logo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Logo Website Find

I just found this site. I love poking around and looking at all the fun designs. Here is the link. Happy Logo Inspiration

Monday, October 4, 2010

Greetings from Boston

Sometime ago, I posted a story about seeing a postcard and poster exhibit at the Boston Public Library. I was able to see the Greetings from Boston and the Vintage Travel Poster exhibit. I used to send postcards probably up until my early thirties. Now with all the technology we have now, postcards are not as popular.  I do get a few here and there from friends traveling. Some of the subjects seem so funny to us now. Why would you send a postcard of a baby hippo? 
I like the bottom postcard, I used to work at Symphony Hall and it pretty much looks the same as when it was built. Actually this view is same as it is now except for the age of the cars and the little bit of neon in the background.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The logo winner

The Dedham Junior Woman's narrowed down the logo choices to these three. We all voted for which one we liked. And the winner is, drumroll please, the bottom logo! I think it is a good choice. Hopefully, we will have some T-shirts made with the logo on it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hip Hop Logo fun

The Dedham Junior Woman's club asked me to design a logo for them. I am also, a member of this civic organization. A bunny was suggested because of the history of Dedham Pottery. It has become a symbol of the town. I decided to give them some choices of a stylized bunny and some alternative ideas. I was looking for something that symbolized our group and what we do as an organization. The club awards scholarships, works to help people in need, and other worthy causes. We narrowed it down to three and then we all voted on a final logo, that will be posted tomorrow.