Last shot of my High Art Billboard
So fall is here and my billboard has been down for about a month. The other day I recieved a suprise email from the Arts council, and it turns out that once the billboard is retired, they give the billboards back to the artists. I’m picking mine up this week, and I’ll be posting updates.
If you get a chance try to find all of the 2018/19 season High Art Billboards around Indianapolis, Ive seen about four so far and they look great.
Sometimes clients come to me with logos that they like, and want to keep using, but they don’t have a high res version or they want the logo in a different color scheme.
In these instances I can redraw vector versions of the clients old logo. Here is an example of a clients logo that was low res and had a some gradients and embossing that looked a bit outdated.
I recreated the darker blue vector version below.
Here’s a pretty neat image filter that creates a Duotone effect. It’s a web app, and its free. the only drawback I noticed is that it only outputs JPGs. The interface is quite simple and easy to use.
The example image uses the yellow/green pallet nicknamed “mountain dew”
Source: Duotone Effect Generator
My High Art Billboard Project piece is finally up and installed, 30 feet above the city! It looks fantastic.
Check it out at 6320 38th Street
(50 ft. west of High School Road behind the Dairy Queen).
Fairway and the Indianapolis Arts Council did a wonderful job with printing all the billboards. I have seen three of them so far. When you are out and about in Indianapolis, keep your eyes peeled.
Here is the installers photo… but I hope the get a stunning one later.
The billboard will be up for a year, but the location may change.
If you are looking to learn more about typographic terminology or if you are a typical typo-file, take a look at Type Terms. Type Terms is cheat sheet for designers to learn the basics of typographic terminology. They cover the anatomy of typography from tittle to terminal to tail, and everything in between.
If you are new to typography or here to refresh your memory, then Type Terms is perfect for you. (via Supremo.tv).
Type Terms. The animated typographic cheat sheet.
Source: Type Terms
My entry for WBAA Radio won the contest yesterday. I would like to thank everyone who participated, those who voted in the contest, WBAA and the other artists. I especially want to thank those of you who voted for my design, it means a lot to me.
As for as my art, the illustration is based on an old style microphone and the type is based on Neutra Display Tiling. (Neutraface font family is from House Industries, an awesome foundry that also makes Bicycles).
Announcing the T-Shirt Contest Winner: Brishan Vanderkulk. There were ten submissions and the favorite design choice was by Brishan Vanderkulk. His design: a large microphone with text, “Public Radio since 1922.” The WBAA T-Shirt will be printed by University Bookstore & will be available next month during the member drive. Thank you to ALL the artist who sent their designs: Jeff Boswell, Mike Byers, Conlon Casey, Susan & Bill Crossley, Gerberg Garmann, Wendy Hynes, James McCammock, Sharda Shasty, & Joseph Uhl.
Source: WBAA T-Shirt Contest Winner & Details | WBAA
This shirt will be available exclusively as a 2017 member drive thank you gift. The drive runs September 8 – 15.
If you want to hone your skills in regards to curves, colors, code or kerning; Games for Designers has a great collection of creative games, all centered around the design process. The website features a masonry style layout like pinterest, but instead of pins, the columns are full of games. Some of the games are cheesy for sure, but others are quite fun, and a few of them I use when trying to hone my skills or just kill some time. The site is an active repository so they are still adding new games, and if you have one you can submit it via email at the bottom of the page.
A personal favorite of mine is Blendoku (like sudoku but for colors, kind of).
Creative games for creative designers
The site is in french (the screenshot above is a Google translation), but all of the games I played were in english.
A quick orange illustration, Im playing with a bit of texture in the slice.
Heres one I did to celebrate the Indianapolis Doughnut festival.
The festival is Saturday, September 9, 2017. For tickets and other doughnut related info, go here
@IndyDonutFestival @IndyDonutFest #IndyDonutFest