Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rambunctious - Illustration Friday

Since this week has been one of those weeks… I am going to have to dig something up from the old sketch book. I do have all manner of rambunctious children and critters drawn and doodles in the stacks of books, but this logo caught my eye.

I worked on this project over a two-year period, first for Downtown Vision where I developed a direct mail and an online marketing campaign. The following year, the City of Jacksonville took the event over and as they were already a client, gave me a call to work on a new project of theirs. It is funny how things just seemed destined to be. We continued producing the direct mail pieces but the online component was scrapped. Luckily they did want to redesign the existing logo and after filling page after page after page with thumbnails, I came up with the award-winning logo that you see here. It even graced the cover of one of David Carter's logo books! Unfortunately, funding went away and so did the project but it was fun while it lasted. Their new agency liked my photography so much that they lifted one of my photos to use on the Downtown Vision's new site. Lucky me!!

Hopefully, I will have more time to get back to creating new work next week. Happy holidays to those of you lucky enough to be starting early.

13 comments:

Amy C said...

congratulations on doing so well with the design - its so clean and crisp and fun. I really enjoyed seeing the sketch too.

Tessa said...

Now that makes me want to boogie on down to the Friday Fest! Great logo...not at all surprised it was a prize winner.

Eric Barclay said...

Great logo! It would look great on t-shirts, hats, etc. Perfect for the event. Also like your illustration style.

theartofpuro said...

Great logo,and I agree with Eric it would be perfect for t-shirts, hats etc.

get zapped said...

Fantastic logo! It expresses Friday nights in the city so well.

Tomás Serrano said...

It´s fantastic see the original concept and how much you improved it at the final result. Terrific!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Go, Michael. Go, Michael. Woop-woop! Hey, fantastic logo! Really makes me want to dance around and party. Very well done.

ArtSparker said...

Lively, fun logo. It's great to work with people you enjoy.

Senta said...

I'm so sorry, I have not been able to find your lost days, but wherever they are, mine might be there too...maybe they are partying down at some kind of lost-days club, all we can do is hope they decide to come back soon! Anyway your logo totally makes me want to go to Friday Fest! It looks so fun, and I love seeing your pencil sketches too!

Dot said...

Nice! By the way, you're the top vote getter in the Dabbled holiday card contest. Details here: http://bit.ly/PEnJ Congrats!

isay said...

so lively logo!

studio lolo said...

wow, this is a great logo!! It says it all!

yoon see said...

Sorry to miss this creative post:0
It's so appealing. Just love your illustration:)