Pinterest is an online inboard that has blossomed as one of the hottest startups this year. The branding behind this creative engine is equally impressive.
Juan Carlos Pagan has done a great job here.
Vectorvault is also on Pinterest. Why not tag along and see what drives us.
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Toronto, Canada –
Imagine you and 2000 of your closest friends exploring a modern wonderland for two incredible days and one awe inspiring night. Atomic Lollipop is a magical mash-up of music and culture with games and wild rides. Its East meets West meets your imagination. A hotel convention centre is transformed into a playground and packed full of programming. From cosplay and video game tournaments to a massive Ferris Wheel next to world-class DJs and massive interactive art installations, this is a weekend of everything. If theres something you want to see at the event that isnt already happening, convince us that its awesome and well give you funding to make it happen!
Atomic Lollipop is for you. Its a space where you can come and unleash yourself among awesome activities with like-minded people. Its a space where imagination is paramount and joy is ubiquitous. Life is your playground and this is your weekend.
This was a fun project in the sense that it got us to experiment with a different style, but make it more our own. I haven’t worked with anime in years, so it was an interesting direction for me. Big thanks to Glenn Arthur for all the character sketching and big thanks to Filip Komorowski for the logo sketching
Client: Atomic Lollipop
Art Direction: Jared K. Nickerson & Atomic Lollipop crew
Character sketches/concepts: Glenn Arthur
Logo sketches/concepts: Filip Komorowski
Final Artwork: Jthree Concepts
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VECTOR INSPIRATION FROM YESTERYEAR
I stumbled upon this deadly string of posts on the one and only Aqua Velvet I had to share them for inspiration. Its a series of logos from the mid 60’s pulled from Graphis Annuals. There is no doubt that the computer has taken vector logo design to the next level. But is also fair to say that before the computer, designers relied on geometry, measurement and the heart of an artist. Each image in this post connects to a different series of selections. So just keep bouncing back to look at the next set.
Creating a logo used to be about something more than just how it looks on a website or how a particular Pantone will react with a focus group. It was the soul of a brand. Something intended to be embossed in brass not necessarily scattered in a 12 pound Taco of flyers in your mail box.
As a vector artist and lover of detail, I find these simple approaches refreshing and inspiring. I think these examples have also caused me to look at my own default approach to branding that I have been brainwashed into. I for one would like to see “simple” take a real comeback in a big way.
After riding the train home from school or a day at the studio it’s easy to go into what I lovingly refer to as “Logo overload”. I get it – you’re a brand and you want me to remember you. They are everywhere. We cannot avoid them. But why not dial it back a bit. Romance me with style. I could give a dam if you are 30% more and half the fat.
A big thanks to Aqua Velvet for letting us tag along for the ride. Bookmark them and include them in your daily rotation. Great blog.
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The Matchbox Studio is a boutique design studio focusing in Print and Interactive media. We used several specialty printing techniques, which include three florescent inks, one metallic silver ink, custom stamps, and blind embossing, to create our unique stationery.
Tygverket is a popular fabric shop in Sweden. ?10 has finally put together this stunning brand identity that makes me want to go out and buy a sewing machine.
Colourful, contemporary and fun. Everything that a fabric store should be. Excellent work.
“Tygverket(ruff english translation: Fabric department) is one of Stockholms largest and most popular fabric shops. Tygverket is located in the the south central part of the city and has been at the same location for 16 years. Tygverket has never really had a uniform graphic identity, during the years the communication have turned more and more in to a monster of different expressions and confusion.
Our mission was to create a brand new strict identity to create order in the shop and also in their communication. In order to establish the identity in Tygverkets area of expertise we have chosen to use a idiom and colours that tells that Tygverket partly is a fabric shop and partly a tailoring atelier.
The tape measure is the key ingredient and it represents the company and impregnates the whole identity. The scale of the tape measure is always accurate, wether it is on a business card or the shop front signage.The colours and the scale are important parts and are present in every piece of communication and stationary that is produced.”
I was very flattered when I was approached by Len Henry of Fashcam to design a logo for the film RasTa – A Soul’s Journey. Unlike branding for beer or chocolate bars (both of which I have done to death by the way), RasTa would require a considerable amount of thought and respect.
Donisha Prendergast, Granddaughter of Bob Marley has made it her own personal quest to explore Rastafari culture around the globe. This documentary has taken her to Ethiopia, Jamaica, Canada, South Africa, The UK, Isreal and beyond. It is quite simply a love letter to the religion, the people and the way of life that has inspired a generation.
Who would not jump at the chance to get involved?
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