When most brands are going flat and abstract, this new paper poses that for emerging brands, a descriptive logo is the way to go. the study shows that more people responded well for logos that showed what a brand did.
Here’s another brand color reference guide.
I cant find much info about this site, but it has a good amount of Pantone colors for different brands. Some brands like Slack, have specific color source pages referenced. Others, (like the Ninja Turtles) have the phrase “nearest match” to denote they aren’t listed by the brand specifically but a subjective closest match.
The colors come listed in blocks. They are broken down by Pantones, Hex, RGB, as well as CMYK.
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 Here is an example of a clients logo that was low res and had a some gradients and embossing that looked a bit outdated.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.
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.
This shirt will be available exclusively as a 2017 member drive thank you gift. The drive runs September 8 – 15.