For more logo inspiration, visit http://www.logopond.com/
Found these in my room. They are so old two of these sheets are actually yellow. Desaturated the photo before posting. I don´t draw like this anymore. Yes, I had an anime phase. I´m happy to have finally arrived at a style of my own.
Today I started working on a logo for BIGNETBIGFISH. They created a pop-up/web-based software for businesses to embed in their sites that helps them build their email marketing lists a lot quicker, thus enriching their online marketing strategies.
This brief was exciting for me because they are looking for a mascot to use in both print and web stuff. They also mentioned that they are open to ideas, which is always a huge plus.
In terms of type work, I retraced the one I chose and messed with the kerning, so that I could give it nice effects without making it completely illegible.
Soon I will post the finished logos I submitted.
Louise Fili, United States.
Niedermeier Design, United States.
We Are Pure, United Kingdom.
Angelini Design, Italy.
This was something I made during my college years as a prop to be used in publicity for a short called ¨Pizza Fría¨. Unfortunately, I don´t remember much about the short, except that its characters don´t know each other and end up being connected by random everyday actions. It was somewhat violent and there´s a pizza delivery involved.
I remember looking up recipes on the Internet to make realistic looking blood. After ordering a pizza and removing it from the box, I painted it white and then painted red stripes over that. I then ran over the box with my car and put the fake blood in it.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures, but I had a crappy camera back then and worked mostly during the nights due to my schedule so I had to take them in the lighting I had available.
Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer that lives in Brooklyn. The following work was created without the use of stencils or projectors. Impressive, huh?
To view more of the artist´s work, visit www.danatanamachi.com
So... I did not win the 99designs.com contest for this veterinary hospital. But it does not matter because I was left with a nice logo for my portfolio. Following are the final logos uploaded. They all got pretty excellent reviews and the last one to the right was finalist. :)
At first I couldn´t believe they went for my little cartoons over the vector silhouettes. It made me very happy to know that knowledgable people still appreciate cartooney illustrations in logos.
This amazing illustrator was born in Chile, studied graphic design and is now working as a freelance illustrator in Berlin.
I´m in love with his style of simple forms and vivid colors.
For more about the artist, visit http://www.artnomono.com/
Over 250,000 people from 172 countries participated in the making of Johnny Cash´s last music video. Their individual artwork resulted in this great frame-by-frame video.
I came across this site that sells amazing retro-inspired furniture, objects, jewelry and posters. I want EVERYTHING!!
Here are some wonderful pieces I found on there.
Check out their stuff at http://www.fearsandkahn.co.uk/
I love music videos that actually tell a story, as if they were some sort of mini-movie. This is the video for Gnarls Barkley´s ¨Who´s Gonna Save My Soul¨. The first time I saw it I was impressed by the concept behind it and how honestly it portrays human feelings. Seems to me like most people have been in both sides of the conversation that takes place between the actors.
The lighting, color and use of camera viewpoint is also pretty awesome.
For more about this amazing band, check out http://www.gnarlsbarkley.com/
Have been able to draw by hand for a bit and I wanted to get back into vector illustration (which I love just as much). For vector work, I have different processes depending on what I´m doing. Sometimes I do a rough sketch by hand, scan it and retrace/color it using my computer. Other times that I´m working with silhouettes I take pictures and trace the outlines of the object/animal/person. Others I just start drawing freely with the mouse. Here what I did, was collect a bunch of different inspiring images from the internet (color, shape & style related), placed them all around my illustrator work area, and started freely drawing.
FYI I own no drawing tablet and therefore do all my vector art with a mouse. I have, however, used them at past jobs and will probably get one in the future. I haven´t had a real need for one yet, nor do I think they are completely necessary if one already has enough skills with a mouse.
A little side note: I was watching the bonus features of one of the Mad Men seasons I own a while ago and there was this section about the character illustrations being used in all sorts of official stuff for the show. Dyna Moe, the illustrator of these wonderful cartoons, uses a mouse!
To view the work of this talented artist visit: http://www.nobodyssweetheart.com/