We’ve been working out of the new building in the Westlake Business Park for quite some time now, but yesterday I was in for a nice surprise when I strolled out of the door for one of my “thinking strolls” that I frequently take around the office park, noting that at long last some much needed signage had gone up on the building.
And whilst our Touchwork logo might be playing second fiddle to that of the Hypenica logo (also Rudi’s company that happens to operate in the same building), it certainly feels good to now be able to direct people to the Touchwork offices in what is a notoriously badly marked business park!
UPDATE: And now with a bit better lighting behind me…
Seeing as Chantelle got me roped into her little side-project idea of baking the best tasting treats you’ll ever receive as a gift, the website I whipped up for her needed an appropriate logo.
Despite the fact that I am of course rusty as hell, I managed to churn this out over the course of an hour, the end result of which isn’t all that bad if I say so myself. (In any event, it was a great excuse to pick up the old pencil and eraser once again!)
Related Link: http://www.cookiesandcakes.co.za
If you have visited this site before, you might have noticed that something doesn’t quite look the same since you last set foot on these pages. You would of course be right. Over the period of the last two days (well evenings), I have meticulously taken everything apart, given everything a good spit and polish, added a lick of paint, and reassembled it all to present to you the new and improved, rather fiery and dashing, House of C.
Hope you like it.
(And if you spot anything amiss, let me know!)
I finally got around to designing a usable logo for my collective group of work that has always gone under the banner of Rugged Rock Studio for as long as I can remember (that or CodeUnit when it comes to my programming work).
Anyway, wanting to emphasise the strength and durability of the name, I opted for a rocky fist (think the Thing from Fantastic Four if that helps) and adopted a brown palette as the main color scheme for the studio logo. And after a bit of pencils, fineliner, scanning and a quick dab of Photoshop wizardry, out popped the following three web elements which will now adorn and serve to tie together my various web presences as I make an effort over the next while to give everything a much needed lick of fresh paint.
First, the official Rugged Rock Studio logo:
Next, the Rugged Rock tab which will hang above all my sites:
And finally the official Rugged Rock Studio icon, which will become the favicon for the majority of my sites:
Way back in October 2007 I was commissioned to come up with a logo for the newly established Environmental Policy Research Unit that fell under the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town. Since I was recently asked to dig up those old designs and send it through to a new administrator for that project, I thought it a good idea to post it up here as a reminder to myself that this was also something I found myself doing in those bad old days when one still needed to scrape together pennies from which ever direction they came, no matter what work you were required to do in order to get them! :)
As you can see, the accepted logo was a pretty simple silhouette-based piece of work that highlighted the environmental nature of the research unit through the symbolic use of an majestic tree in front of a setting (or rising) sun. I then used a nice emboldened font of their official abbreviation and in order to explain the abbreviation further (because of the newness of the unit), I placed the full text of the name in an umbrella view over the tree and sun symbol.
(Below the logo you can see the web banner I proposed for their standardised site design.)
Looking at it now, I can’t help but think that I still quite like the design I came up with. It’s not particularly colourful, but it is bold, gives you a good idea of what the unit is about and tells you exactly just who it is whom you currently are reading about!
Because I keep misplacing this damn logo and because it might prove useful to other designers out there, here is a decent quality snapshot of the current Funakoshi Karate International South Africa badge: