As I have mentioned before, logos are so important. Logos are to be designed to brand your idea/business and be unique and eye catching. But when you drive down the road and see all of the fast food signs lit and ready to serve you – do you notice anything? Most of the logo colors are red and yellow. I am not sure why companies have not thought outside of the box yet?!
Think of a fast food restaurant and see if it the main color is red – if so, is the secondary color yellow?
Please share some restaurants with me that do not have red & yellow. I want to see how many we can get.
I hope everyone had a Happy Easter & and a nice long weekend. I know I did.
As I have mentioned before, I really enjoy going to National Parks. Eddie and I try to go to as many as possible and get cancellation stamps in our National Parks Passport books (get one here). So this past weekend we went to Kentucky to visit Mammoth Cave National Park & Lincoln’s Birthplace National Park.
As we were driving down the interstate – not sure which one since we had to get onto so many – I saw a billboard that caught my eye. It was for the show Vampire Diaries. Now I know what most of you were thinking, it caught my eye due to my obsession with vampires. But take a look and see if you notice a slight problem with their message….
I don’t know about you but I never want to “Catch VD.” I mean…what were they thinking? Why abbreviate something just to then fully write it out underneath? Not only that but….”VD”.
Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.
~Charles M. Crowe
Hello my readers!!! Tomorrow is Good Friday which leads right into Easter Sunday I am sure you all will enjoy your long weekend. Well so will I and that is why I am taking the weekend off from blogging. I know what you are thinking…”what am I supposed to do with my time without having your blogs to read.” Don’t worry, I have a few ideas for you and your family to do this weekend!
Eat some peeps!
Dye some eggs!
Eat a yummy Easter Dinner!
List of all things you gave up for lent that you are going to eat up when you can!
I call them “lentations”
Have a wonderful, long weekend with your friends and family and get out and enjoy the beautiful spring season!
It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.
-Rosemarie Rossetti quotes
As you all know – I have been very excited to work on my sister’s website for her small business “Whitney Olson Portraits & Photography”! Well – we have built the site and launched it. We are calling it her “mini site”. Even though her site is designed and launched there are plans for a Phase 2 version of the site.
“about me” page
This page will eventually be a drop down menu of each photography category, such as; “newborns,” “weddings,” “pets,” etc.
This update will be part of Phase 2.
“session fees” page
“contact me” page
This page will have a form field section for clients to fill out that will email her directly.
You hear about how politically incorrect ads were back in the day…. I don’t think things have changed that much…
Just thought this would be a funny post and a reality check. These ads are so politically incorrect. But we do the same things today just a little bit more subliminally. Don’t worry America – I think we know what our “gender roles” are.
What man puts on a full suit and then gets back in bed for breakfast? How about since you are fully dressed, you go downstairs and eat at the table.
“Colour Slide Projector” – that is not the only thing projecting…
This ad is for a shoe shine polish – I only know that because I read the wording.
Well these make me laugh but also make me realize that we still send the same messages in our ads. I guess things haven’t changed that much.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
- Aaron Siskind
Hello there readers…
I have been a very busy fishy working on my sister’s website. She is an amazing photographer but has had construction page up for a while now. So, we have been working hard to gather all the information needed for her site. In the meantime, I am building a “mini site” to launch while we build her “real site”.
Anywho – I will keep you all updated on when the “mini site” is launched and when the “real site” is launched.
Here is a sneak peak of the adorable tots she has photographed. Please keep her in mind for your photography needs. Her prices are very reasonable and she will work with you to build a package that fits any budget!
Come back to my blog to find out when the mini & the real sites are launched. I am working so hard on these projects and I enjoy sharing them with you and receiving your support! It makes me so happy to share my passion with you all!
Today I want to feature one of my favorite logo designs. An amazing woman came to me to create a logo for a business that promotes & educates women using firearms. She said that she wanted something fun and light-hearted that would get the point across.
She called the business BWAG, which stood for “B*tch With A Gun.” I knew this logo could go 1 of 2 ways:
1.) Scary and psychotic
2.) Fun and flirty
Luckily, I racked my brain on how to use typography to make this logo work. I created my own font. If you notice I made the lower bump of the “B” jut out farther so that there was less visual space between it and the “W”. The “G” is a girl with a wave in her hair as well as a bow. The “G” turns into the female symbol and she is holding a gun. The “G Girl” gives the logo the fun and flirty look she wanted.
I love this logo because it was a lot of work to get it to be what it is. I also love it because the “G Girl” can be used alone if needed. I always try to create an element within a logo that can be used seperately. It gives your business more variety and helps you build your brand. See just a few ways that the logo & the “G Girl” could be used.
Thanks for letting me show you one of my favorite logo designs!