Here is an anamorphic painting of a logo I did for Wongdoody, (an ad agency), in downtown Seattle.
Their logo consists of a neon bright yellow exclamation point overtop an equally screamingly green circle. This painting is viewable from one spot where all the random panels of green and yellow snap into place and become the perfectly round circle and italic exclamation point. Its pretty neat when you walk down the hall looking straight ahead because your peripheral vision of the shapes makes it seem like you are walking faster than you are…
I did a logo-type graphic for a client who owns the Cedar Mountain Mandolin Company. He makes awe inspiringly beautiful mandolins, and I got a tour of the shop and whole operation.
On the inside of a given mandolin, there is a decal you can peek in to see a few details about the it. Besides the iconic graphic/company name, there is the signature of the maker, the number in the series, the date it was produced, the model number….There are a lot of things you might want to know- consider how long an instrument like that will be around!
The client chose the logo on the left.
In rendering the logo, it was tricky to make a cedar tree that was recognizable as such, but with strokes sparse enough that it would have that “rustic” feel, and yet translate well to a 3 inch by 2 inch wide oval! that is not a lot of space to work with. You can see the other versions are completely different pen drawings of varying complexity or simplicity.
I will include images when I see the actualized decal in a mandolin.
These strange bike-rack donkeys are part of a logo I did for a client/friend who makes bike panniers in Chile. The name of the company is Bici-Burritos, which mean that these sturdy lil’ bags are donkeys for your bike! He wanted the imagery, (and name for that matter), to evoke the “haul-everything” spirit of the tireless little burro. But these burros you don’t have to beat constantly to get them to do what you need them to do, like you do with most other ones. They just obey.
It was a little tricky to show the donkey from the back to accentuate the panniers, yet still make it read as a donkey, and for that end to get a head in there. Oh, and make it straddling a bike like a rack. But I think it came out well. I did several pencil concept sketches using tracing paper, and did the final using scratchboard.
these R’s are the createvolution of this logo going from pen to pixel
This series of R’s is the evolution of a logo I designed for a client called Rev’t Resource. It is a company that does the engineering busy work for the pipe and duct systems in buildings. Pipes, blueprints, and 3-dimensional were the themes to employ. The first digital concept “sketches” were a bit too “artsy” for him, hence the transition toward more exactitude and dimensional alignment. He chose the far right image in the end. Click on the image twice to make it big.