Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Inspiration: New DC Logo

I am a big comic book fan. So despite this news being a few weeks old, I could not resist the urge to talk about it. I saw this logo change a few weeks ago when it first became public, and I have thought about it enough since then that I thought I should share it on the blog.

DC Entertainment (under which DC Comics falls) is one of the heavy hitters in the comic book industry. Most people around the globe recognize their characters, the most famous being Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc. So changing the iconic logo of the company is a pretty big deal for those that follow the comics.

The logo change coincides with DC's decision to re-launch it's famous characters' storylines in DC Comics — The New 52. A good time to change the logo since many of the comics are changing. But does the logo change hold up?

Since this change was revealed a few weeks ago, I have had some time to see the reaction around the blog-o-sphere and critiques from a few design houses. The feedback has not been overly positive. Many people feel the new logo lacks the heroic look of previous versions. What do I think?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rejuvenate Tea Packaging

Here's a project from my portfolio archives. One of my projects from the Academy of Art was to design the packing for a new tea company. I created Rejuvenate Tea, based out of famous Boston Harbor and specializing in boxed teas to compete with companies like Tazo and Constant Comment. I started with 4 flavors, each distinguished by color and a numbering system so it is easy for customers to find their favorite flavor on the store shelf (can't remember the name of it? Just remember #4). This was one of my favorite projects to do, and making the boxes from scratch and figuring out how to assemble them was a real learning experience.

See more photos after the jump.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Free Vector Fruit Characters

Normally, this blog is just a way for me to show work I have recently completed, but today I am doing something a little different! Just for fun, I am giving away free vector versions of some characters I created for the GHCC Summer Squeeze last year. Feel free to use these on any non-commercial project. Enjoy!

Click here to download the EPS file: DOWNLOAD

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Converge Men's Retreat 2012 Brochure

I was recently asked again to design the artwork and promo materials for the Converge PacWest Men's Retreat coming up in March. The theme of Fighting the Good Fight is one that will challenge men to be soldiers for Christ, so I wanted the emphasis to be simple and all about the armor of God. If you are interested in learning more about the retreat, visit convergepacwest.com.

Project: Men's Retreat promo materials
Client: Converge PacWest
Details: 8.5x11", single-fold brochure

Thursday, January 5, 2012

GHCC Winter Camp Brochure 2012

Here's the just-released brochure for GHCC's Winter Camp called The Crash. You can see previous items designed for the camp here and here. To learn more, visit www.thecrash.me and sign up! I am really excited with how the brochure turned out.

Project: Event Brochure
Client: GHCC Student Ministries
Details: 5"x15", Tri-fold Brochure

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Faithful in Prayer

This is my 4th year designing the church-wide campaign devotional book covers for GHCC (see 2011 and 2010) and the books are printed and ready to go.

This year's theme, Faithful in Prayer, is focused on learning more about why we pray and how to pray the way Jesus intended. The key image I chose for the cover is of this elderly man in intense prayer. I really liked this image because who the man is could be left open to interpretation. Is he a grandfather? A prophet? A homeless man? A priest? The point is that it does not matter WHO we think he is, but that he is intimately speaking to God. The image is cropped really close on the man's face and hands to try to capture the intimacy of this time the man is having with his Heavenly Father.

Client: Golden Hills Community Church
Details: 8.5"x11" Book