Monday, January 28, 2013

Beautiful & Creative Tattoos/Piercings



Everything looks cooler when you pixellate it!
Photo source; Paula Bonilla.



I have a soft spot for this one because I LOVE Roy Lichtenstein art.

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer

Suffoca Boyce


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Point-Of-Sale (POS) Advertising Design Examples

PowerAde / Promoción Bicicleta

Stand for Sonangol motor oil products

Shopper Marketing and Retail Promotions

Miss Vickies POS

HPP Saúde Stand


Friday, September 21, 2012

Creative Fashion Ideas

Quik summer


Ribbon Sandal straps

Belt. Shorts. Stripes

Brown combat boots

Fabric Upholstered TOMS

when your toms get holes!

Hipster kids fashion

Cute. Relaxed. Comfort.

Love. Style.

Stylish. Professional

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Evolution History of Nike Logo

Nike logo History

In 1971 company founder Phil Knight was supplementing his modest income from his fledgling Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc., by teaching an accounting class at Portland State University. There he met Carolyn Davidson, a graphic design student, who was working on a drawing assignment in the hallway. Knight offered to pay her a couple of bucks an hour if she would do some design work for his small company. 

"Representatives from Japan were coming for a presentation and Phil wanted some charts and graphs to show them," recalls Davidson. "I did some design work for him, and then one day he asked me if I wanted to work on a shoe stripe. He said he needed more inventory control." 

According to Davidson, Knight wanted a design that suggested movement. She let flow the creative juices and came back to him with numerous designs. None captivated his imagination.

However, Knight was staring down a deadline. Shoe boxes in Mexico were waiting to be printed. He needed a logo. He needed a decision. So he grabbed her rendering of the Swoosh, telling Davidson, "I don't love it, but it will grow on me."

Being fresh out of school with a design degree, and hungry for work, Davidson submitted her bill for $35 for the Swoosh design. She continued to design for the newly renamed company Nike, including ads, brochures, posters and catalogues. The company's growth was exponential, and there came a point when her one-person design shop was too small to handle Nike's advertising needs. Nike and Davidson agreed it was time for a full-service ad agency.

But the Swoosh creator didn't just ride off into the sunset. Davidson got a telephone call one day in September 1983, inviting her to have lunch and touch base again with a few of the people she used to work with at Nike, including Knight. When she arrived, much to her surprise, she was greeted with a catered lunch and was presented with a gold Swoosh ring embedded with a diamond. She also received a certificate from Knight and an envelope containing Nike stock.

How much stock remains a secret between Knight and her. "The stock has split three times since I received it, so I can definitely say that I have been well compensated for my design," she says. "You must remember too, that this was something rather special for Phil to do, because I originally billed him and he paid that invoice."

Davidson still lives in Portland, Oregon. She's married, the mother of two grown sons and a proud grandmother. She retired from graphic design after 29 years and is now pursuing varied interests and doing the volunteer work that she couldn't do while running her one-woman business and raising her family. One day a week you will find her at one of her favorite places to volunteer, the Ronald McDonald House at Emanuel Hospital.

And we're fairly certain that the Swoosh grew on Phil.


125 years of Coca‑Cola logos

Discover the history of Coca-Cola’s famous trademark

The distinctive logo is recognised the world over on Coca‑Cola adverts, bottles and cans - but it has also undergone a few changes over the last century and a quarter. The timeline below captures some of the key moments in our logo’s history.

1886 – What’s in a name?
When John S. Pemberton created the formula for his new drink in 1886, his partner and bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, suggested the name Coca‑Cola, thinking that ‘the two Cs would look well in advertising’. He wanted to create a unique logo to go with it, and experimented writing the company’s name in elaborate Spencerian script, a form of penmanship characteristic of the time.
1887-1890s – Inserting the ‘Trademark’
These two important little words were added to the tail of the first ‘C’.
1890-1891 – Extra swirls
For just one year, our logo changed its appearance quite dramatically with this extra swirly script. Afterwards, the logo returned to its previous font.
1941-1960s – Tail tweaked
In this version, the words ‘Trademark Registered’ moved out of the tail of the ‘C’ and were noted as ‘Reg. US Pat Off’ below the Coca‑Cola name.
1958-1960s – A fishy shape
This period saw the introduction of the Arciform or ‘fishtail’ logo.
1969 – That famous white wave
The Arden Square logo was unveiled to the world. In this red box, the familiar Coca‑Cola script was underlined with the iconic white ‘wave’ known as the ‘Dynamic Ribbon Device’, which is still used to this day. Find out more about the meaning behind this famous white twist here.
2003 – Keeping it real
With the introduction of the ‘Coca‑Cola... Real’ campaign, the logo’s ‘white wave’ was enhanced with a shock of yellow and some floating bubbles.
2007 – A classic design
A simple, yet bold, design with a single white ribbon.
2011 – 125 years of happiness
Coca‑Cola's 125th birthday logo sees bubbles bursting from our famous contour bottle – a celebration of our past, present and future.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Manny Pacquiao Toy Collectible by MindStyle

MindStyle, makers of vinyl art toy collectibles are currently doing their P.O.P collectibles version of Manny Pacquiao. These are going to be in limited editions of products to retail this summer at Team Pacquiao stores. No word on pricing and release date yet. More concept arts and prototype after the jump.

More Fun in the Philippines!

What can you say about the new Philippine tourism slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines”? The Twitterverse (or Facebook-ers) certainly seems to support it when the hash tag#ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines became the top trending topic in twitter worldwide.
Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez said the campaign is simple and truthful and answers the simple question, “Why should I go to the Philippines?”
#1 for fun Philippines" is the slogan geared for local audiences, while the “It’s more fun in the Philippines" tag is for the international branding.
Personally, I think this is a smart move by the Department of Tourism and BBDO Guerrero / Proximity Philippines in going to social networking channels to promote the new brand since Filipinos essentially live and breath social media.
I also feel that the new slogan reflects our country as it is. It showcases everything is and should be fun in the Philippines. Just like the easily adaptable slogan, Filipinos are known to be resilient, tough and happy most of the time. So let’s hope for the best that this catches on!
Design. It’s more fun in the Philippines!
How about you? share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Beautiful Photoshop Illustrations By Artists Around The World

Karol Kolodzinski

Tiago Hoisel

Justin Maller

Alberto Seveso

Jerico Santander

Eduardo Rodrigues


My photo
Twenty-six years old experienced Senior graphic/multimedia designer with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising in University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines. Self motivated, always wanting to experiment and looking for challenges on every field of visual communication: Visual Merchandising, graphic design, experimental illustration, typography, interactive and new media, combining traditional techniques with digital ones in order to obtain something unique, something unexpected and spectacular.

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