Southern Technology Synergies
This logo for a technology company uses an abstract, geometric “T” to symbolize movement and synthesis.
MDA Professional Group
Modern typographic design combines with a colored checkmark to give a professional and dynamic look to this accounting firm.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
A proposed logo uses calligraphic type and an illustration made with a calligraphic brush to contrast with the strong type of the parish name.
Jackie’s Custom Alterations
Using Adobe Illustrator, we added thread scribbling to this logo for Jackie, a custom alterations business.
Yakima Map Title
Applying a calligraphic font to a title may be sufficient. But we found that applying visual effects with Adobe Illustrator took this title a little further.
Durham City Guide
An easy technique to use with Adobe Illustrator’s Appearance panel, we applied a Brush to the stroke (outline) and various effects to the fill (character bodies) to lend an elegant, water-color look to a title.
Firehouse Blues Deli
Complementing the rough, brick interior design of this restaurant, this logo is used for signage, menus, and other printed material and media.
Making a pencil-like type treatment requires color, tone, softness, and a custom-made Illustrator brush.
Adobe Illustrator Graphic Style
This piece started as a late-night experiment in pushing Adobe Illustrator’s visual Effects, Brushes, and Graphic Styles to their limits. Adobe used Ice as one of the default Graphic Styles that shipped with Illustrator software.
For a publication map of Charleston, SC, we designed a simple type treatment that combines rust(ic) with elegant. We blogged a how-to about it here.