Miss Mandy is a very talented musician friend of mine. She has a lot planned for 2017 and wanted a logo to kickstart her endeavor.
Together, we brainstormed a lot of ideas focused around music and positive mental health. Mandy has a background in psychology and hopes to bring the two worlds together.
In the end, we landed on these two folksy marks.
The yellow canary symbolizes the feelings of happiness and health that music can bring. It originated from the term “canary in a coal mine,” which refers to when miners used caged canaries to warn them of danger in the mine. If methane gas became present, the canary would die and the miners would know to leave the mine. But here, the canary is safe and alive around music.
I highly recommend checking Mandy out over on YouTube! I guarantee her music will make you smile.
My fiancé(!) recently started a reggae band. It’s called “Ear Me Now” and they are so much fun to watch! They are playing tonight at City Taphouse in Logan Square Philadelphia at 7pm. Come on by!
And if you can’t make it, check ’em out on YouTube.
Ear Me Now!
I recently finished up the logo for a new business called Bowerbird Garden. If you Google “bowerbird,” you will see that they are beautiful birds with creative spirits. Bowerbird males are known for building brilliant nests to attract their mates. And they’ll use anything from feathers, to shells, to leaves, to flowers, to berries, and even discarded items like plastic and glass.
Similarly, the owner of Bowerbird Garden uses found objects as planting containers. She has been known to use light fixtures, industrial metal drawers, vintage vent covers, old baking molds, etc. It’s pretty awesome. Check her out on Instagram at @BowerbirdGarden. You’ll notice that she also makes terrariums and has been hosting workshops around Philly. So follow her to stay up to date on that!
And as always, thanks for checking out my work!
I recently finished up some TV spots with my agency, Masterminds. The campaign is for Finger Lakes Gaming, a fun-loving client that cares a lot about making their customers feel good. They were a lot of fun to create and I hope you enjoy them.
Thanks for reading, and watching. You’re awesome.
I’m excited to announce that I designed the label for Yards Brewing Company’s newly launched beer, Golden Hop IPA. The name is inspired by America’s first balloon flight, which happened right here in Philadelphia. Check it out below, or just go out and get some. Cheers!
For Christmas, a friend of mine gifted her sister, Lizzie, a new logo design for her healthy eating blog. Super creative gift idea, right? And I got to be the lucky designer to work with her.
The name of Lizzie’s blog is, It’s a Veg World After All. She wanted something simple, clean and colorful. She also seemed to have a thing for carrots. (And avocados – which she believes to be the eighth wonder of the world.)
This is the final mark:
We hope you like it. And we hope you keep up with “It’s a Veg World After All” for plant-based recipes and inspiration. I plan to!
On a side note, thank you for reading “Love is all around” and “Traveler’s Compass” Art Prints and for voting! Traveler’s Compass won an Editor’s Pick Award and is now for sale on Minted!
Remember that time I told you about my big plans to re-brand myself?
Well, I finally did it. Say ‘hello’ to Letter19.
I’ve been kicking the name around for about a year now. I’ve said it out loud to people, I’ve played with logo designs, I’ve changed my Twitter handle… and I still really dig it. I dig the idea of defining a letter of the alphabet (‘S,’ obviously) with a number. It’s a way of looking at something differently. And that is exactly how I approach all of my designs.