Like every Wednesday, it was a special art night hosted by Mike Giant. Except last night, Mike pulled out his old books and showed us the very first sketches and graphics he designed for Think Skateboards in the early 90's, and collages made later with his graffiti writing. I only took a couple of photos as I sunk into Mike's memories. But, I do remember someone asking him, "Do you still write graffiti and he said, "not really any more, I killed the game".
A new illustration I made today, celebrating Colorado's mountain grown.
I was commissioned by YogaZo to update a graphic they love, and add Colorado to the family of designs. These will be applied to t-shirts and stickers, and work to extend the brands visual language. The graphic speaks to the style of the pop-up yoga classes that mostly happen during happy hour, in local breweries.
Here's my process from sketch to new design that I drew, and digitized.
I believe in giving back. So, when I was invited to be a reviewer of student portfolios, I took the opportunity. It's a great way to see what students are working on and meet other designers in town.
The Review is an annual event put on by Art Directors Club of Denver and AIGA Colorado. It was fun to see the work and pass on what I've been taught throughout the years.
Inspiring, short documentary about a retired, graphic artist. He has macular degeneration, and now paints using a computer with pixels large enough to see.
Here are the results of the branding process with YogaZo, a growing brand that offers pop-up, yoga classes and an inclusive community.
The icon is designed combining the letters, Y and Z to represent a person moving through yoga poses.
It appears in a circle because it's appealing to the eye, and it draws attention to the high contrast trademark. The circle represents the wholeness that yoga and community bring, the foundation of a YogaZo experience.
For each location there is a trademark. We wanted a mark for apparel design and promotional purposes.
The next steps in the branding process will involve color, pattern and defining a style guide.
Every Wednesday night in Boulder, CO. the always inspiring, Mike Giant hosts art night, and some incredible people show up. Some of these open studios are dedicated to making zines, with everyone contributing art to fill the pages.
Here are some spreads that my art appeared on last week. The zine took on a life of its own, and ended up being 40 pages. Too much fun!
Photos by Mike Giant