Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Pattern Background

I made these pizza backgrounds

Feel free to use these pizza backgrounds as you see fit.
Keep in mind that the pizza photos were grabbed at random from the interwebs, so don't use this in anything commercial.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Logo and Brand Development for Heritage Association

This is a screen shot of my illustrator document.

I had to create a 'new' logo but still reference the old logo which used the font Harrington. The non-profit group PHA has several metal plaques with their old logo already affixed the homes of their Heritage Award winners.

When branding it is easy to get caught up in the details of the design. For me designing a logo can be like a logic puzzle, sometimes it even feels like a very left brained task.

I found that things started to take shape after I visited some of the historic Victorian homes owned by the members of this group.  The photograph is of the interior parlor of one of the homes, by working on top of the photo it is like I am immersed in the concept.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Board of Games Logo - Ombre and Delft

Logo Process

I made this logo for a Board Game meet up group. They ended up changing their name from Orange County to Southern California, which was a bummer because the original design is suppose to be an O and a C.

I've been really interested in the recent 'ombre' and 'delft' trends.

Example of Delft
Example of Ombre

The Final Logo

The idea was to create a logo that looked municipal, sort of like a public works project logo. I used fun game components to keep it from looking too serious and stuffy.

Logo on Black

Here's their Meet Up page I created for them.

Game Pieces

The game pieces are all from games played at the meetup group. You may not recognize the pieces if you are only used to playing games like Monopoly or Candy Land. The pieces represented here are from:
  • Ticket to Ride: Märklin
  • Risk Legacy
  • Rattus
  • Takenoko
  • Citadels
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Carcassonne
  • Mage Knight
The other ones are generic wooden pieces used in many euro style board games.
Oh, and one army dude is suppose to represent miniatures games.