Luck favors the alert mind

This was another fun quote assignment for my class with Carol.We started working on it during a class session, and by the end of it I had come up with an obligatory folded pen version:Even though it was…

Smile, breathe, and go slowly

I was taking a year-long class with Carol DuBosch, and one of the assignments was to write out this quote: Smile, breathe, and go slowly. — Thich Nhat Hanh I started out with a few quick sketches. These are not exactly…

Calligraphy Conference

This week I was at the International Calligraphy Conference in Swannanoa, North Carolina. It is the first calligraphy conference that I've gone to, and it has definitely exceeded my expectations. It was held at the Warren Wilson College, and I…

Dream not quite come true

I've heard a lot about the St. Gallen library in Switzerland which hosts a number old manuscripts. I've looked at some of pages from the books that they have at the e-codices site. It seemed like the most wonderful place…

Chaika: Cyrillic typeface

One day I was browsing Lebedev's "business lynch" web-site, and came across somebody's question about the font used in the Chaika sewing machine logo. The verdict of the person who had looked at it ran along the lines…

Holiday card season!

It is holiday season again, which means it is time to send greeting cards to friends, family and neighbors. This year, I decided to make my own cards. I have made quite a few cards in the past, but it…

Assignment #2: Refine the logo

It's been a little while since I've written about my design class and its assignments. Part of the reason for that is I have dropped the class, so I only have one more assignment to write about. As you may…

Assignment #1: 5 logo versions

I am currently taking Design 2 at SVC (svcseattle.com). This post is about the first assignment. Objective Make 5 high quality sketches for different logo treatments for a company. Additional information The name of the company is Mana Fine…