During a lull in our church service on 9/11/11, I doodled a quick sketch of the following design. I was thinking specifically of my friend, Ricky Blood, who lost his life that September day, ten years ago, in the World Trade Center.
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The “emigrate” logo was created as part of a marketing piece to promote the training offered to the European Peoples affinity group. The real prospects of moving from one culture to the next, from one town or city to another, are always part of an overseas lifestyle. emigrate was created as a training to help overseas personnel make smooth adjustments.
Logos designed for the Western Europe offices of the International Mission Board – when there were still offices for Western Europe. Now there is a people-group affinity that includes all Europeans around the world. This logo was created to provide an identity using a common European landmark – a bridge – and indicating the importance of Western Europe as a connection to all other points in the world. Many people either come from, or go to, or visit Europe at least once in their lives – hence a “bridge to the world”.
Stand-alone versions of the logo were also created, along with a full palette for colour usage.
Long (header) version of the logo, showing the versatility of the design:
While living overseas, I was asked to create small (1/2 page) ads for a local private school in the Black Forest. This is one example of a typical ad. Names have been obscured for security reasons.
A poster/table-top display created for a conference. This piece incorporates two well-known Western European landmarks over a background “sea of faces” to get viewers to engage in more than just tourism while on travel in Europe.
In addition to designing the poster and the use of recognizable landmarks, I also coined the phrase “look beyond the landmarks” to be used with many different silhouetted landmark images in subsequent designs.
A modern retelling of the Coppelia story – set in Manhattan and adding hip-hop and jazz numbers – the West End Academy version of this ballet required a poster with a little of the old and a little of the new … and a little nod to the Godfather film series. Created in Adobe Illustrator CS3 with freehand vector art (no stock art).