Thursday, March 24, 2011

DaLand Solutions Logo

With their extensive experience in the credit union industry, DaLand Solutions assists credit unions in in locating and evaluating the optimal service provider for their institution.

They wanted to be seen as innovative, creative, collaborative, while remaining conservative.

The Logo
The trick was getting the 'D' to read before the 'L' (which is very subtle).
Imagine the 'L' overlapping the 'D' in the bottom, left corner. Or seen another way, the bottom, left corner creates somewhat of an 'L'. Either way, I was looking for the 'D' to be most prominent and the 'L' to be secondary. And I think we accomplished that.

Business Cards

The Website (Visit it.)

Graphic Standards Manual
(See the whole thing.)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Circle. Circle. Dot. Dot. Logos. Logos. Spot. Spot.

So cool! What a great study! See how many "logos" you can recognize! (As is the mark of good work) These are so obvious once you see the answers! I found it helps to squint a bit. Enjoy!

[Semi-Spoiler Alert] Logos I recognized (I tried to avoid the clues, but were occasionally too curious to see what the clue was on maybe 5 of them) were: American Airlines, Apple, TMobile, Subway, Flickr, Bing, BP, Baskin Robins, LG, Twitter, Dunkin Doughnuts, Burger King, Ikea, I thought #30 was H&R Block (it's not)

I think I got these ones right: Cisco, Yahoo (w/ clue), Kelloggs (w/ Clue), KFC, Starbucks, Google, Sprint, Nextel, Master Card, Lego, Onstar, Time Warner Cable, Taco Bell, Cingular, Best Buy, Black Berry, American Express, New York Library, MSN, Fire Fox, Groove Shark, Harley Davidson, Pepsi

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Angel's of Grace T-Shirt

For my cousin Diana and little Gracie Lou. Every year Diana and her husband put together a team to participate in the annual Cincinnati Walk for Kids. They and all of their southern Ohioans nearly gave the shirts off thier backs. So Diana and I wanted to make sure that if they did, they'd have a back-up.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Unofficial Logo: Gap

They just got a new logo, but c'mon. It wasn't broke.

A few people have been creating their own. And I, of course had to through my hat in.

I saw this one -- a similar concept to mine I think -- and I really like it! Props Chris! Anyway ... I'd like to see what you think.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cool Logo: Grupo 8

My father in law recently went to cruise the Mediterranean and sent back a pic of this sign. Pretty slick.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Library of Congress logo: Cool

Sometimes its difficult to not design the obvious solution. That can be tricky to avoid when dealing with pages from a book. Looks like a good animation.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BP logo rebrand / Obama logo rebrand

Recently BP blames itself (and others) for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It brought to mind Greenpeace's call for anti-BP logos.

But let's not forget who said he'd take full responsibility for the clean-up. Three months later: capped. Five months later: officially sealed. So I thought Obama needed a re-branding too, since he was involved. Right?
"Pres. OBAMA: In any of your reporting, in case you were wondering who's responsible, I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down. That doesn't mean it's going to be easy. It doesn't mean it's going to happen right away or the way I'd like it to happen. It doesn't mean that we're not going to make mistakes. But there shouldn't be any confusion here. The federal government is fully engaged, and I'm fully engaged, all right? Thank you very much, everybody."


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Buyer Beware: iPhone 4 changes everything. Again. and Again. and Again. and Again. and Again.

Below are some iPhone issues I found to watch out for. Maybe take a minute (or five, like I did) and go over it with a fine-tooth comb to see if you notice anything "not quite right."

1. Dead pixel (After about a month of use)
2. Dust behind glass
3. Stalled in "Restore Mode" when I tried to cancel a software update
4. Small dent in aluminum frame
5. Glue protruding from paper-thin gap at the edge of glass
6. Glue on aluminum frame (easy enough to rub off, so I did)

With each new phone came a new challenge. Most issues I found with mine were aesthetic, but if I'm paying $300 for a phone, I want that thing to be perfect.

I'm on iPhone 4 #6! Apple has been very gracious though this whole process, especially Eric at the Aspen Grove store here in CO. No questions, just swapped it out--twice. :-)