Saturday, May 29, 2010
A recent initiative for the HHS regarding senior care, chose the pearl as an appropriate symbol: recognizing each pearl is ‘one of a kind’ and one that becomes more beautiful and iridescent as it develops. This approach paved way to allow the introduction of strong character-orientated messaging.
Monday, May 24, 2010
For the past week Rand's Place has been uncharacteristically quiet. I've been the one watching the test screen, living through a minor illness by prescription, sleeping and small sips of cold water... waiting for life to return to normal and programming to resume.
See you all soon!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home
Your house is on fire and your children are gone
All except one, and that's Little Anne
For she has crept under the warming pan.
In Russia, a popular children's rhyme exists with a call to fly to the sky and bring back bread.
Similarly, in Denmark a ladybird, called a Mary's hen, is asked by children to fly to 'our lord in heaven and ask for fairer weather in the morning'.
In France, ladybirds are considered to be bringers of good weather.
May you all have good luck today, wherever you are. Times six.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Bottom two images: Options for a logo/event graphic for a yearly conference (IT providers in a higher education environment). Even honoring a historic maple leaf shape and name, the task of updating an event graphic from year to year often comes down to typography, effects, color - all affecting look and feel in different ways. Here, two options demonstrate the various "feels" that can be achieved.
Top image: some tweaking of the font and addition of a tag line, or theme. We're getting closer!!!