Holiday Inn across the street needed some posters designed pronto, to which we happily obliged. They were just coming off of the huge Gem Show and needed some non-Gem Show centric signage. I found several attractive drink photos after digging through our stock photography site for a while, and through the process of design elimination – and Holiday Inn’s green logo – it was a relatively easy choice. Add some attractive typography and coloring and now the eyes go to the drink, the logo, and Cyprus Lounge. FYI, there are still way too many hours to 4pm as of the writing of this post. I shall remain “wound” for the remainder of the work day.
A connect the dots and coloring page? Seriously? Just go back to second grade for a moment and you know that right about know your teacher would be handing this out and you would be eating it up. 100 years – some thought that Arizona was too crazy to make it that long, but it did and we have. Have fun connecting the dots, and have fun coloring. If you like it, I might make more and make them funny [some may say Arizona is funny, but nah, really funny ones and not just off-kilter].
Click on the image below for a printable PDF that is just dying for you to complete and color. I am already coloring my third activity sheet. So much for getting work done today.
Someone once told me that Save the Date cards were created by designers and printing companies just so they could get more work -bwahahahaha – though they may be thinking of those wedding magazines as well. The bride just HAS to have water pulled from the middle of a Swiss glacier on her wedding day – anything else would just be a wedding Fail.
I say the real reason we need these early reminders is that our schedules fill up so quickly and we often leave out time for important things, such as this golf tournament for Junior Achievement of Arizona. This postcard design is fresh and green with a wide open sky, I would go even though I don’t play golf. It is a half sheet postcard with the logo distorted in Adobe Illustrator and dropped into Adobe Photoshop – not hard at all. It should be a card that is both eye-catching and easy to remember and will result in a greater turnout.
It is another Olympic year with international athletic competition taking center stage where thousands will compete but only a few will medal. That does not seem fair, so we are handing out our own medals to those groups that we work with that deserve a medal. The first medal of the year goes to Integrative Touch for Kids [ITK] which believes that when a child has special needs, the whole family has special needs. As their material states, “Did you know that a child with cancer has a better chance of surviving their illness than their family does of staying together?” Their success is a success for not only the child and their families, but the community as well which is why their catch phrase [mission statement?] is “Whole Child • Whole Family • Whole Community”. To quote a mother on ITK’s site, “Before our involvement with ITK, our family was stressed and disconnected from one another. Now we talk more, understand each other better, and feel much more calm and connected.”
These were delivered in a translucent orange envelope.
If I remember one story correctly, one child made some friends at a retreat and was invited to a birthday party. As a parent of a child with some unique needs and is socially behind, getting invited to a birthday party is a big deal – not just for the child but also for the parents.
Integrative Touch for Kids just held their Butterfly Gala in Tucson this past weekend including dinner, raffle and auctions. Go check them out at their website. ITK, you deserve more than just a medal – thank you.
In for the direction of the design of all their pieces, keeping it light and magical has been first and foremost. The three latest invitations all have gate folds which works well with the butterfly theme.
The first Chicago Butterfly Gala may have been one of my favorite. Very clean and elegant, but it didn’t have as much magic as some of the others.
The second Chicago Butterfly Gala invitation was overflowing with magical, light and energy.
Here is a quick calendar I drummed up as there has been a lot of work the past few weeks and not a lot of white space to do much else [always a good thing]. Now if Tucson’s weather was cooperating, it would fit the mood, but so far we have been very warm this winter. Usually there are great storms rolling through and Tucson can get the crazy dark mountains with the sun still shining through onto parts of the desert. Instead we have shorts and flip-flop weather, which is exactly what was predicted from Roadrunner day. Once again he outran his shadow, and once again we will have a winter that requires us to wear a sweatshirt for the first 2 hours of the day [and maybe closed toed shoes] and after that it is perfect weather.
You have a choice of 3 desktop calendars, two of the stormy Catalinas [one without the roadrunner] and then one of just the roadrunner – click on the image to download a desktop-sized version – enjoy!