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GELMANIA

Brett told me that for the Gelmania logo he wanted “some heavy handed political/social angle.  Somewhat controversial.” Along with a handful of rough ideas, I went off to the sketchbook to produce a handful of rough directions. After some quick back and forth we narrowed down a direction or two to pursue further.

I went ahead and made a slew of vector options, playing with elements size, color, placement, etc. until we settled on what is the face of the show now. I still think “FUCK YOU. GO LISTEN TO GELMANIA” is one of my better ideas. Maybe a shirt?! Come on Brett, let’s make a shirt!

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WHO CHARTED LOGO PROCESS

I couldn’t have been luckier when I got the chance to work with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack in creating the chart-tacular Who Charted? logo. Not only are they hilarious, they let me stretch my feet a bit and do what like to do the most… DRAW!

The first version of this logo started rather simply. Howard said he wanted to be a scientist surrounded by charts and graphs and things of that sort. I said “no problem” and away we went! After a few explorations [first image] we settled on a direction and I finalized the artwork [second image] and put all the colorful goodness it was in place [third image].

After a few months I was put with the charge of updating the logo to include both Howard and Kulap together [fourth image] as the team they were on air. I decided to give them a nice uniform, a few of their key show elements, and their trusty pet Hermes — the chart goose!

I never like to provide just one option, so a few color choices later [fifth image] we finally settled on what you see above [sixth image].

Now go listen to Who Charted?!

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EARDROP LOGO PROCESS

When Jeff told me about Eardrop I was stunned that no one had thought about doing this yet. I still think that dude’s ahead of the game on that one…

I started on this logo trying to go in as many directions as my little brain would allow [images 1-4]. I showed the sketches and we decided to pursue two directions. A little work on the computer and I presented the team with The Wolf and The Sprite [images 5 & 6]. They chose the sprite and that little devil is forever a piece of the Earwolf family!

And THAT boys and girls are where babies come from.