Saturday, June 16, 2007

Nice Father's Day Present....

So yesterday, my mother calls me up and says she has something to tell me. She proceeds to tell me how she's bought this motorcycle for my dad on the spur of the moment. She bought it from the father of a girl she works with. He was a mechanic so it's very well preserved and cared for. Anyway, if you knew my parents, it's totally not what you'd expect. My dad hasn't owned a motorcycle since I was really young. Needless to say he was reportedly in shock when he got it.

Here are some pictures of the new acquisition...

And here's a picture of my mom and my sister on the motorcycle he had back in the day. Guess he's sticking with the red theme. lol

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

London Olympic Logo Unveiled to Mixed Reviews

June 4th, 2007

The logo (pictured above) for the London Olympic Games of 2012 was unveiled Monday, June 4th 2007 to what one could only describe as "less than desirable" reviews. Designed by Wolff Olins with a pricetag of almost $800,000 US, the buzz surrounding this logo is so intense in fact that there is now a petition to either redesign or replace the logo with the bid logo.

Personally, I subscribe to the camp calling for a recall. I don't see anything particularly inviting or intriguing in the new mark. it doesn't evoke anything in me except puzzlement and quite frankly disgust. It's horrible! I think the designer, in an effort to be avant garde and trend setting, gypped the Olympic committee and citizens of Great Britain. If it represented me, and my country I'd be outraged.

There are a number of great reads online regarding the logo and the public unrest. Here are just a few of the links I rounded up. Enjoy!

Calls for new 2012 logo rejected

MPs call for Olympic logo rethink

and of course...

Speak Up

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A few recent jobs....

These are a couple of jobs I've done recently for my "day job." we do a lot of logos for local sports teams, school and businesses, and then the screen printing or embroidery department will implement the designs as well. I'm learning a lot about that part of the business, which is cool.