as it is now blatantly obvious, my posting frequency here at thisday has plummeted dramatically. i am currently working on a new blog with a concept that is tied more closely to my own work and social commentary than the current “design observer” format seen here that many others out there in the blogosphere do oh so well. stay tuned. be in touch soon.
haven’t posted any of my work in a bit, so i figured I would throw this guy up because it just got some loves and was chosen for the 2009 HOW international design annual. it’s a logo for photographer kevin twomey. kevin is a fantastic commercial and fine art photographer we have worked with on numerous projects at HUb.
in speaking to and working with kevin, we discovered that people always mispronounce his last name. so we tried to help by creating a logo system that used creative phonetics to simply spell it out. this mark works in conjunction with his full name spelled out using a similar type treatment. you can see an example of how it is used in the promo mailer below…we used the same system for his commercial and fine art portfolio package and soon to be letterhead which i am currently working on. big ups to peter, my design director, on this work. wouldn’t have happened without his input.
just redesigned our agency homepage to include multiple videos about the peeps in the office.
i have a new t-shirt design up on threadless. anna (my wife) thinks it’s lame. i like the illustration and type. if you click on it, you can vote and let me know if you hate it or like it.
i was charged with creating a mark for a new biodegradable bag company. it had to be green and smart. i wanted to do something different. something that did not fall into the generic green branding that is beginning to sweep through our store shelves. an abstract leaf, patch of grass, earth or tree was not the goal. so i took the tree you might expect to see and strapped it to this guy’s dome. i am also designing the packaging for the entire line of bags and will post them once they are completed.
in working on this project, i have been exposed to just how important the issue of the trash we leave behind is to the planet. the realities of us starting to think about how we exist and the footprint we leave is of the utmost importance. the fact that the trash bags we’ve used for years NEVER biodegrade, is staggering. therefore, they are sitting in landfills and contributing to the giant mass of plastic floating in the pacific ocean. i don’t want to preach, but every little bit helps. ok, im done now.