We needed to give our company some more face time this year, so we got a little goofy and mixed it up a bit. Photos by James Leblanc.
My latest design for 4touge.com. We had a little competition on our car forum to do some design work for our first hoodie. Unfortunately, no one really entered anything, so we just went with my design. The theme involves the fusion of certain key parts to the performance of a car; engine power, braking, and suspension. All combine to give you the best performance while driving on twisty mountain roads. Hope you like.
Google has decided to discontinue the ability to use FTP uploads for externally hosted blogger sites. So I was forced to make the move to wordpress. It’s actually been in place for a few months but haven’t really set it up and imported all my blogger posts. But here it is.
Last quarter I took my first Illustrator class at Chattahoochee Tech. First off, AWESOME PROGRAM. Now, for our first project we were required to take a photo of our choosing and turn it in to a vector graphic with color. Ok…so I decided to propose a challenge to myself and do a self-portrait. Self-portraits have always been something that I veered away from, but this seemed to be a good opportunity to face that fear head on…when else was I going to. I was also inspired to do so after seeing my friend Tracy’s self portrait vector project she completed at the Art Institute of Atlanta.
So here it is…I think it is pretty decent and also hilarious…a true representation of the goofy side that only a few people in my life get the privilege of seeing.
Wrecked Vol. 2 Issue 6 is out. This issue was dubbed the “Champions” issue, to coincide with the 2 year anniversary of Wrecked Magazine. We finished just in the nick of time before SEMA ’09.
Can’t think of anything too notable in the issue, but there was one goal that Joey mentioned he wanted completed this time around. He wanted the cover to look like a magazine cover, like something you would see on a rack at the news stand. So apparently I’ve been doing something wrong…and I was aware that covers were not my strongest feature in past issues. So I went down the the local Barnes and Noble and perused the magazine isle for inspiration. I saw exactly what I expected to see, a central and purposeful photo surrounded by bold faced, easy to read headlines that were strategically placed in the negative space of the main photo. So…
I think I did better this time around and with virtually no revisions from my editor…done.
2 more issues have been done since I last posted regarding Wrecked Magazine. Many great sections and some mediocre covers. One good thing that came out of this last issue is the K&N ad that I did. While simple, it definitely nailed what they wanted I think. All I have to go on is the fact that they approved it on the first proof. (Which brings up the point that criticism is a great thing, so at least you know where to improve.) I’m sure the design could be better but how would I know. Well the client appears happy, so you can’t ask for much more than that.
Update: It’s live!