FEB 20 2014
Posted by: ANDREW

A History of Olympic Logos

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in full swing, the guys over at Shuffle Magazine put together a full visual history of every Olympics logo from the first games in 1896 to present. It's interesting to see how the visual language really changes from decade to decade. If you removed the dates from most of these, I bet we could still date each logo within 10 years.

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Design, Identity, Logo
SEP 9 2013
Posted by: ANDREW

The Art of Sign Painting

Check out this inspiring short documentary about the resurgence of the lost art of traditional sign painting from Starr Studios. While there are thousands of "retro" and "sign painter" fonts out now, along with computer-cut vinyl, nothing still beats the look and, more importantly, the personality of hand painted letters.

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Advertising, Design
JAN 23 2012
Posted by: ANDREW

Skip Klein Photographs

In a world of stale corporate identities and mindless marketing campaigns, sometimes it's nice to see a logo with some personality. That's exactly what we set out to create when we designed a brand for Skip Klein Photographs, an up-and-coming local photographer. The idea was to create something unique, something that could take on the role of both logo and mascot. That's where "Tripod Man" – as our client affectionately named him – comes in.

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Clients, Design, Print
NOV 7 2011
Posted by: ANDREW

Letterpress For the Rest of Us

We recently had some custom letterpress work done for a series of ads announcing BlueRidge Bank's new Towson branch. While most consumers think letterpress is reserved for fancy wedding invitations, it has been around for ages and was previously the most common way of producing high volume printing. Ever since more modern methods of printing swept the market, and more recently computers and digital printing, letterpress has taken a back seat in the printing world, but has seen a resurgence in a boutique setting.

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Design, Print