Thursday, 26 May 2011

New Lucozade Logo

I had a quick look on the Media Week site and saw that Lucozade have refreshed their Brand ID, which, I think is quite good. The old version was cool when they came up with the idea, but that must have been over 10 years ago, if not longer. The new Locozade site is cool too. The skating ad is bit eighties retro, but I that must be intentional. Nice.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Richard Finnie Ltd, General Builders, Duns.

Richard Finnie Ltd are a firm based in Duns that build quality new homes, do renovation work and also build conservatories. I built the first website for them back in 2002. I gave it a refresh again in 2009 and still think it works very well. I recently showed the website layout to another building company based in Edinburgh and they commented that the website is clear and well designed. 

Folio work

Once again, I've been looking through some older projects and trying to decide on wheather I should add certain works to my folio or not. I did these designs back in 2003 I think they are still okay. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Appleton Rum

Once again, I've continued my recent theme of digging out some of my old folio work. Although I worked on this campaign back in 2003, when I worked in Edinburgh, I think that it still has a certain appeal. Using purely vector illustrations is a bit old hat now, but the white text against the black is quite strong.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Vehicle Livery

I designed the vehicle graphics for a van about 5 years ago while I was working for Fantasy prints. The background image was something that I created within Photoshop and because it was quite futuristic, I thought that it would suit an I.T. Company. The overall van design is classed as a "half wrap". I think the design was quite contemporary at the time, so it is still quite good. If I were to update it I would maybe use a more fashionable font, but other than that I'd keep it the same.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Table Talker - aka - Tent Card

A few years ago I designed a tent card for the Bank of Scotland. It turned out okay considering that the images I had to use were of low resolution. I had to do some creative blurring in Photoshop to make it look okay.

Monday, 9 May 2011

New Branding Project

I recently designed some marketing materials for a luxury holiday park in Devon. The project involved creating promotional folders, signage, key fobs and other branded materials.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Orb Logos. Still some mileage in designing them?

Back in 2006 The Logo Lounge wrote about the emergence of the orb shape in some new logos. Since then, many large companies have adopted the trend within both their logos and within their icon/menu systems. Personally, I think it still has a bit longer to go before it is "old hat". 



Here are a few orb shaped logos that have designed myself of recent years.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Interpretation Panels for Bamburgh Castle

I designed some Interpretation Panels for Bamburgh Castle last year. It was quite a good project to do. The artwork was done completely in Adobe Illustrator, so the files were all in vector format. The overall print came out very well. I was very pleased with the density of the black. I also made sure, during the production that, an extra layer of laminate was stuck to the colour vinyl print so that the signs would last longer. The finished print was also stuck on to black powder coated metal "tray" style plates, to give a nice overall effect.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Caledonian Signs

I thought I'd take a minute to mention the website of a friend of mine. Caledonian Signs create hand made signs, from mild steel. They make hanging baskets, farm houses signs, country cottage signs etc to any shape required.

Sports Design

I thought that I'd upload some images from a sports logo idea that I designed a while ago. The designs were for a pitch for the advertising material for a holiday park. I never got the chance to finalise the idea, but I think they are quite vibrant, which is normal for this particular market.