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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I’ve probaly spent more hours watching Seinfeld than any other show or movie (Forest Gump and A League of Their Own are probably a close 2nd and 3rd). I love the little inside jokes that Seinfeld creates; the man hands, everything with Puddy, and my god, the anti-dentite.

Everytime then refrence one of their producs or movies I immediately want to create something for it. Once I found a company that had made some fake posters for Seinfelds fake movies I thought, I have to make my favorite.

Another one I really want to do is Sack Lunch.

While not my favorite character on the show, Kramer has had his moments. Drinking scotch and making a jingle for Hennigans was Kramer at his best.

If you really like, you can get the shirt, too!

-Rich

Sad Bird Now Fits In Your Wallet

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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I ordered our business cards with a couple different options. I can’t imagine not ordering more, as I’ve always thought business cards or calling cards are cool. These are the first of, I’m sure, many to come.

Sad Bird Design StandardIssue/1

Its all printed with the bird, our physical location in the world, and our footprint on the web.

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Sad Bird Design SpecialIssue/1 (also seen in first image)

I also got a bunch of blank cards to stamp the bird and name on. It makes for a cool look. The bird, alone, sitting in the empty void of the card, is showing us his sadness. Then, on the reverse is the name and locale.

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The blank cards actually came from the idea of hand writing each card as I gave it out. I still think it is a cool idea.

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-Rich

Evolution Of A Logo

Monday, September 21st, 2009

From start to finish, this is the evolution of a logo.

Client: Jake Guidry of jakeguidry.com, a blog.
Use: Web-based identity.

Let’s start with some sketches:
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The client and I discussed monograms as a starting point. After some research I became interested in 3-dimension, and was excited because I’ve only done flat so far. #3 was my real starting point. Combining the J and G into one element.

From here I went further with #3′s concept:
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#4, 5, 6 all deal with isometric views. I liked them, but wanted to explore a flat base, perspective view. The client really liked #7.

So far each concept uses no real font. I wanted to show the client what these would look like using popular fonts as well:
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They were interesting. But all lacked a real connection between the J and G. Seems forced.

So back to #7′s concept, I begin to vector in Illustrator:
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Very happy with the progress so far. So is client.

Here is a close up, making sure all angles are correct:
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All cleaned up:
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At this point the logo is vectored, but still lacks something unique. I bring the idea of black stained wood to the client and he loves the idea.

Recreating wood grain, not an easy task:
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To do this I superimposed a block of wood over the logo with 15% opacity. Using a tablet I made quick strokes with the brush tool to mimic the grain pattern. I don’t think I could have done this using the mouse. At this point it is still messy, with all the strokes hanging over the edges. I then cut off each over hang individually to clean up.

Here is the final product:
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Client approves the final design. This is also my first time using a gradient in a logo. At least it’s subtle. The black wood grain is classy, modern, and subtle. The logo represents the client well.

Time, from start to finish: 2 weeks. I don’t usually get this lucky with an idea. But I believe this is portfolio worthy.

- Randy