Monday, September 28, 2009

boyz

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

BAD ECONOMY = REFURB CITY


From the same folks that are refurbing Northcross, comes a new look for Anderson Mill and some other similar pylons in Temple. This image was created with a demo-rendering plug-in for SketchUp, thus the watermarking all over the place. Twilight works within SketchUp and is fairly versatile. Full size images to come, as I flesh this out in the next few days ( just wanted to see the render on blog-screen). And, Hey!, where's my Northcross WalMart? Is it on the same schedule as the CapMetro LiteRail thing?...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jennifer montage


Dottie,

I took the image from your facebook, and removed the image-frame on the lower right. Then I added an end to the rail Jennifer is posing against. Several passes through Photoshop filters, and some composing, and we're done.

stained-glass progression


Dottie/Paul,

just double click on the image, and it will enlarge to a hi-res image you can copy and save.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ALL MALL.

Just another Premium Mall from Chelsea Group. They're ALL Premium. That's kinda' like DeLuxe. The first two of these were a walk in the park, but this one in Cincinnatti has been an exercise in stupidocracy. I don't know where to start, so I won't. Here's a SketchUp spin through the xray guts of their main pylon. The railroad-tunnel effect is a chamber of LED stripping inside formed transparent blue plex. The blue plex has a backing of white plex spaced-off about 1/2" inch, giving an illusion of a solid acrylic structure.
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Friday, May 1, 2009

small art

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

GROVE-Y NEW SIGN AT SOUTHPARK MEADOWS



Retro is such great fun. The Grove at Southpark Meadows was a perfect candidate for old school signage. I took a design direction from the gas-pumps of the 30's with the bubble cabinet at top. Deep green and sunset-fade with lots of reveals and exposed neon. But the cowboy don't care none...he just wants a beer.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

AMLI'S ON 2ND... AND HE'S OUT!!!

No, it's not the bottom of the ninth at the Dell Diamond... It's another AMLI project, this one in downtown Austin on 2nd st. Okay, downtown on 2nd... So, this marketing team spends a week in Nassau determining the best name for the project is Amli on 2nd. That's creativity in action.

Signs: A takeoff on the Hill Country Galleria directionals. Client liked the Galleria stuff, but needed a techie-cleanup, so I smoothed the designs out a bit, added some vertical elements, and glass. My animation program has already anticipated that the glass "lens" over the logo at top, will probably fog-up and look like crap... That's technology in action.
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Friday, February 6, 2009

SMOKE, IF YOU'VE GOT 'EM...


When I say "Cuban", I don' t mean Ricky Ricardo. A logo for an importer here in Texas. Liquid gold and chiseled type. Yum. All you need now is a scotch/rocks and a lighter.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

MY CAMPAIGN LOGO FOR TOUGH GRANDMA


Me, Carole and a photo-op baby. We ended up with a very clean, straightforward graphic with an out-of-the-can process blue. A no-bullshit graphic for a no-bullshit candidate.

[these images are screen-captures from KXAN's website/ click to enlarge]


Monday, January 12, 2009

SHACK CHIC


In early 2008, I was asked to do some "lickety-split branding" and a signage proposal for Willie Nelson's new venture, Willie's Place: a mixed retail-entertainment-truckstop with an actual jail on the premises. I went with a Victorian banner-design with Cameo-caps, corrugated aluminum, and period gooseneck lamping. Looks like this project (and the money) is back online. Drove past it last month, and they have one single lonely sign on the buildout...