Showing posts with label logo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label logo. Show all posts

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What Say You, Sal and "Q"?



Anyone who cares to listen to my rambling tangents knows one of my most gripping addictions is listening to podcasts. My favorites (and those inspiring me to do my own sometime soon) are featured on the SModcast Network (www.smodcast.com/home), spearheaded by filmmaker/podcaster extraordinaire Kevin Smith, and I can barely go a week without listening to "Tell 'Em, Steve-Dave" (www.smodcast.com/channels/tell-em-steve-dave), hosted by Bryan Johnson ("Steve-Dave Pulasti," a recurring character from Smith's "View Askewniverse"), Walt Flanagan ("Walt the Fanboy," Steve-Dave's erstwhile lackey, who always punctuates Steve-Dave's rants with a stern, "Tell 'Em, Steve-Dave!," hence the title of the podcast) and Brian Quinn (member of improv comedy troupe The Tenderloins and co-star of truTV's "Impractical Jokers").

Every now and then, the boys will post something a little different, whether it's a "Best of..." show or podcast featuring members of TESD like "Space Monkeys" (a pod featuring Quinn, Johnson and Sal Vulcano, another member of The Tenderloins). Well, on September 30, 2013, Bryan and Walt took the week off to usher in the "What Say You?" podcast (a pod hosted by Quinn and Vulcano, described on its Twitter account, as "Two dudes just asking each other questions") in the TESD feed. As a fan of "Q" and Sal, how could I not listen?


During the show (rather funny in its free association and that's what one of the keys to making a podcast work), the boys mentioned not having a solid logo yet and put it out to their listeners that they'd like to see what we have to offer - hence my offering!

It isn't too detailed (as I rarely do logos. Plus I know other artists who just blow me away in that department!) but I've always been of the mindset is that simple equals effective. I used the colors of the Italian flag ("Q" and Sal are both of Italian heritage) and went with a "university-style" format.

So, help a huge SModcast/"What Say You?" fan out, Howlers! If you're out and about on the Twitter, shoot "Q" (@BQQuinn), Sal (@SalVulcano) and the show account (@WhatSayYouPod) some tweets and share my logo! Hey, what could it hurt?

Well, other than helping along the need for restraining orders but you get the gist...Thanks!!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Knockout Publicity's New Logo!


Just wanted to share my latest offering, a ginchy little Photoshop deal for my good buddy, Matt Yanofsky, whose boxing public relations company, Knockout Publicity, needed a logo. Originally, I drew the piece by hand but cleaned it up by computer and added a cartoony vibe with a sleek font. Currently, Matt uses it for Knockout Publicity's Twitter account, which you can follow at www.twitter.com/kopublicity (Also, please visit www.knockoutpublicity.com). So give him a follow, Howlers! He's a bitchen guy to know.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Quien Es Mas Macho? Lupe Contreras, THAT's Who!


A while ago, I considered buying a t-shirt press so I could sell wearable art. Well, the money was never really there but before I temporarily dismissed the idea, I talked to one of the hippest (and one of my two favorite) ring announcers in the world, Lupe Contreras, the last time he worked the fight scene in Chicago. I proposed a t-shirt idea for Lupe (I mean, c'mon...who's mas macho than Lupe himself?) for his legion of Lupe-maniacs and he proposed an "I Love Lupe" logo. You know, like "I Love Lucy" (Yeah, yeah, I know. You ain't stupid)? I thought it was a pretty kick-ass idea. See, Lupe's no stick-in-the-mud but a really open cat who digs his fans and boxing fans in general. And his fans dig him equally! So I created one anyway. If I do get into t-shirt sales (Never say never!), I'll make sure Lupe (The Mexican George Clooney..."Cloopé") gets his merch opportunity. :)

(Incidentally, Lupe saw the logo and said, "Sounds like a really bad sitcom on [Spanish-language cable network] Mun2!")

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My "Crystal Pistol" logo tryout!




About two weeks ago, Chicago-based (and incredibly hilarious) comedian Andy Woodhull, posted a Facebook status asking for artists to cook up a new logo for "The Crystal Pistol" comedy showcase at Zanie's in Chicago. Although another artist's logo was selected (which is a VERY cool Western-meets-film noir-style joint), I thought I'd share my submissions, which only differ in font style and size. I drew the revolver by hand and duplicated it in Photoshop. With Photoshop (which, admittedly, I'm learning new stuff every time I use it!), I created the remainder of the logo and slapped it all together. Enjoy! December, 2010