I’ll be doing some much needed work to the entire site soon. Doing the 100 Days of Code on Twitter I realized just how dated my design was. I now hate the old design so much, that I’m taking it down while I create a new one! I also thought it was time update the winter theme of the blog.
This is temporary. I was playing around with gIMP and it just felt sort of Easter timey, springy to me. I’ll probably change this up again shortly after Easter. I like the header graphic a lot. The background was just a quick edit in gIMP to try and match the header graphic.
I really like the way the header graphic came out. I wasn’t really trying for this, but it just sort of happened. I like when projects happen by accident sometimes.
This will probably be real temporary. I just wanted something to match the header. Did this real quick, I’ll have to play around with backgrounds when I have some more time.
Great Youtube video on outlining text using Gimp. I really liked the music, and the video itself is short, sweet, and to the point. This is a really easy edit that adds a nice effect to your image, text, or artwork.
I don’t have a lot of experience with logo design. I decided I needed a logo for New Aeon Design, and a customer also asked me to work on a logo design for her business. I let her know that I didn’t have a lot of experience with logo’s but that I was up to the challenge and started doing some research.
The last couple days, I’ve been researching the topic on the internet, looking at what other folks say you should do, and scratching my head. I just don’t get it. I always thought a logo should represent, relate to, and paint a simple picture of either the company name, or the service the company is offering. For example, if a company designed tree houses, a simple image of a little house with the company name nested neatly inside would do, or a tree with a cute tiny house in it. When dealing with a company name a sigil of the letters to form a symbol usually works.Yet, this is not what I’ve been finding.
I guess I just don’t get how a circle inside a square with a couple more geometric shapes cleverly placed around it represents or helps sell anything. I thought I was absolutely loosing my mind and then this happened…
This morning I came across this link in my twitter feed from @DashBurst . An artist created a fake design studio to mock designers who value style over substance Finally, my world made sense again. I was really happy it just wasn’t me not getting it !