This is a logo I made for my friend Hank Yates’s music project, Mousy Magazine. He wanted a logo that recalled the patches and emblems from space missions of yore. I was happy to help him achieve this look. After studying the shape, color, and design of these patches, we landed on a design that he liked. I think it worked out well.
Back in September, I was tasked with creating this poster for a flood relief benefit that was organized to help victims affected by the south Louisiana flood in mid-August. At the time, I had just read books on Massimo Vignelli and Michael Bierut, and I had been looking into Swiss grid design and their strong, successful use of Helvetica. I was ready to put what I had learned to use.
This 22×36 poster was one of the first results of that research and education. As always, I tried to keep it simple, bold, and readable/legible (yes, in the graphic design world these are actually two different things). The relief benefit was held at WFR Church, and I’m happy that we were able to help some of the many folks who lost everything they had in the flood.
I’m late to Inktober due to some crunch time at work, but I’ll be getting in the saddle today. In the meantime, here’s a sketch next to some notes about logo design:
Here’s a flyer and bingo mat I designed for the Vantage/Affinity Health & Wellness Fair a while back. This assignment had a very quick turnaround, so I kept it minimalist, bright, and colorful. The Olympic Rings are locked down tight, so I made a design (from scratch) similar to the five rings commonly associated with The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi.
More on samurai influence in a later post.