If you haven’t heard, the U of A softball team has a bit of a dynasty. Okay, more than a bit. Every year our exceptional coaches put together an exceptionally talented group of players and they tend to play, well, exceptional. This year has been no different, and the U of A hosted both some regional and super regional play. They are currently in the hole in Oklahoma and are up against what is considered the best team in the nation. Let us hope we beat them and continue on.
This was a rush job and we kept it clean and simple, making sure they would be easily recognizable credentials, going off the colors of the NCAA’s softball logo. It wasn’t a surprise that we continued to the super regionals, but it was a surprise that through some losses, the super regionals were hosted at the U of A. We modified them slightly so that anyone without red on their credentials would not make it in from the regionals. A slight gray gradient on the bottom made it just that much cleaner looking.
We would have to go back and check our files to see when we first created the registration brochures for the Arizona Pro Soccer Camp, but our guess is at least 15 years. Wolfganf Weber, varsity coach of Salpointe High School since 1983, continues to promote and share his love of soccer [while running up a record of 516 wins and 76 losses]. The soccer camp is staffed with great people and coaches. This is the 32nd edition of the camp, and we expect many more.
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Here is a sales slick we created for Capital Alarm to help them explain their products and services. The logo worked out well in the background.
The Gymnastic Championships were held at the University of Arizona and they needed some attractive credentials. What is most difficult about designing them is making sure they both stand out and recognizable. That isn’t always easy when everyone will be wearing different colored clothing, and they stand out just fine when they are on a white piece of paper. Once they are dispersed to several hundred people, things change quickly. We went with a solid background with a bit of color at the bottom – that should have stood out rather well. Arizona did well, finishing 4th in the meet [the PAC-10 is always stacked] and they are headed off to Los Angeles for Nationals.
A peppy logo was required for a group wanting people to take a quick 10 minutes after a church event to come meet a few of the people that had just been lecturing. The yellow and orange version was good, but the 2nd logo had a lot more energy.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson was looking for something new for their newsletters and other printed material. We came up with a unique solution utilizing their national logo and some soft shadows on a rough edge. Designing with a limited color palette [black and purple] is always a nice challenge compared to working in full color. It is economically wiser as well, and the result is eye catching.
If you have ever wondered about become a big brother or big sister, contact them – they are a great organization that is fulfilling a great need. You may be surprised how much you will enjoy it.
Of course, there were several options. The next page below was a great design but it didn’t work for the order of the articles.
The image below is what was printed, and it has done well in this newsletter as well as later issues. If you would like, you can download the newsletters from the BBBS page here.
Annette Hartman Catering moved into Copper Country Antiques store and fired the Buffalo Bistro back up. Phenomenal food [just wait for the mesquite grilled tri-tip] and great people, they needed a new look to match the new feel of the bistro. They also needed signs for the Bistro – round signs. After this project, we believe more people should have round signs.
Free wallpaper just because I love the olympics! The olympics have always been a favorite of mine, not just for the event but the imagery and graphics of the event. My one request when friends are traveling – bring me back something olympic related. In 2008 I received a 2014 olympic t-shirt from a friend in Moscow as well as a huge book on Beijing’s graphics. So much fun, but unfortunately they only last for 2 weeks.
If I had been smart, I would have made a decent logo such as the ones below and sold them as t-shirts online. Chances are I could have made a killing. Just say it out loud in you best Bob & Doug McKenzie voice, or the moose from Brother Bear – you know it, the Quebecois accent, eh? I know, stereotypical and all that, but it would have been fun to do.
Download the wallpaper of your choice and keep watching and supporting our olympians.
this use of this wallpaper is allowed for personal use as computer desktop backgrounds and nothing more. images and the phrase “GO TEAM US EH!” copyright dann niegocki 2010
Not everything is completely created by us. Many times we are given pieces of art from other jobs and we need to repurpose and add to the art. This banner was originally a letter size flyer and we stripped out everything but the kids in the photo and the World Cup logo. The result was a 3 foot by 7 foot collapsible banner that can be easily transported. Destination Southern Africa is a phenomenal tour operator as Keith Cooper, the shop’s owner, can attest. To not only catch a few World Cup Games as well as go on a safari would be the vacation of a lifetime – if you like soccer and wild animals, that is.
Every year the Tucson Soccer Academy hosts a soccer tournament in Tucson that has teams from all over the U.S. coming to compete. In ’09 there were over 160 teams scheduled to play on fields around Tucson, which is not only great for Tucson but for our soccer community as well. This design was for the t-shirts for all the particpants, a playful take on our saguaros – especially if they were strikers.