Recently I had the honor of creating a logo for a new progressive school in Virginia.
The Independent School of Winchester has the mission of creating a learning environment where young people can discover and develop their own unique abilities and logical/critical thinking in order to positively change the world and their relationships (with self, family, peers, community members and nature). It´s founders believe in creating an environment grounded in strong spiritual values from a multiplicity of traditions, as well as using the latest research on how the young brain functions.
The school founders wanted a logo that would transmit their commitment to nature and global awareness, while still appearing modern and ¨cool¨. They liked the idea of including three different segments or symbols in their logo that could transmit the three levels of their school (elementary, middle school, and high school). In terms of colors, they said that they preferred greens and blues, but that they were open to any earth tones.
The next image includes my three logo proposals.
This is a screenshot of a piece of the final document sent to the client, with the finalized logo in different versions.
For more information about the school, visit: http://www.iswva.org/
So today I found this amazing photographer´s portfolio. Karla Read was born in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and studied photography in Buenos Aires after being inspired by a friend´s blog.
When asked about her inspiration, she answers: “- I’m mostly inspired by the things I want to be. Things I miss, my childhood and feelings. You see, I’m a really introverted person so photography it’s like the other me, if that makes any sense. It helps me balance things out.”
I highly suggest you visit her blog at http://kalaly.blogspot.com/
Joël Penkman is a freelance graphic designer that studied Fine Arts at Canterbury University, New Zealand. He is truly an inspiration for both designers and artists (and people who want to do both like me!). Check out his work at http://www.joelpenkman.com/
Here are a couple of new sketches I worked on over the past few days. Will post more very soon.
The first one is a continuation of my fashion/costume sketch series and the latter is a tribute to my favorite movie speech of all time. Do you know it? I´ll give you a hint: Dennis Hopper says it.
Conversation between Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper in True Romance!
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