First, let me just say that I am apparently not very good at this blogging thing. It's been well over a year since my last post. In my defense, I've been busy with work, family, bluegrass and life in general. However, this summer I did manage to pack in some extra fun on a trip … Continue reading We’ll always have Perugia
Julie Evans, one of my colleagues at Wake Tech, advises her students to know their value. “Don’t undersell yourself or your services,” she often says with conviction. This is sound advice, especially in the age of logo mills, and a world where Photoshop is a verb. This summer, as I embarked on a back-to-industry journey, … Continue reading Got a moose, got a moose, will you do the fandango?
The well-documented issues with our county’s public school transportation dictate numerous test runs of routes before the school year begins, but I was caught off-guard this week when the dry runs began. The unmistakable sound of the brakes almost made me call out to my daughter that she had better run out the door or … Continue reading The Orange of August
Characters make the neighborhood friendly and a place we like to call home.
A friend recently gave me a vintage poster from an old-time and bluegrass festival. She was doing some spring-cleaning when this relic of her 20s surfaced. “I knew that you would appreciate it,” she said. The poster features a pencil illustration of a banjo player and one of the headliners is none other than Janette … Continue reading 100 birthday candles and textured type
“Stay informed so you know how to insert yourself into the conversation.”
David Airey mentions seven standards in his book “Logo Design Love” for well-designed logos. One of those is to avoid trends, which make logos and graphics look dated in a relatively short time period. But that runs counter to the inclination of many web and graphic designers. Given the particular application of a design, and … Continue reading Typecasting the Web