Sunday, June 15, 2008
Remember those shiny gold and turquoise pylon signs at Northcross? The Wizard of Oz signs? Well, they're history. I designed these two replacements, and kept things on the subtle side in consideration of the flap from the neighborhood, and the need for WalMart to just quietly slide into place. God, I feel dirty...
I used the architect's palette and elements from the entry, along with thin-stroke reverse channel letters mounted at their baselines, to keep this on the down low. I also had to work around the chrome-blingy Veranda signs below.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This is an 8 1/2" x 11" section from a drawing I've been working on over a period of years. The full size of the rendering is 4'-6" x 2'-0", so this is only a small section shown. Below is an inset of this one panel. Click on the full-size drawing to open a 400dpi 7MG file...as in, it takes a minute. There are scenes of battles, crucifictions, car shows, Roman architecture, a balloon show, jousting matches, hidden faces and bodies, and on. This is roughly 1/14th of the full drawing. When viewed from across the room, the image is of a hand covering a face with a single eye looking between the fingers. See the full shot at www.theepicface.blogspot.com
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
I think the trendsetting for this new shopping center is the clean lines and lack of foo-foo add-on architectural crap. The design by Noack-Little arcitects looks like a feature in Architecture Today, rather than Strip-Mall Roundup. They supplied a drawing I suspect came from the client's 10th-grade high school art student. Very colloquial execution, and a fairly simple design, as are the building designs. And simple is good.