A friend of mine just moved here from Maryland because she purchased a franchise new to Denver. The company is Soldierfit, and they’ve developed a military themed crossfit gym that’s aimed at helping users achieve their personal goals. Maria asked me to paint their logo on a 14x60ft wall before their grand opening. As always, we were very crunched for time on this project, but managed to get it done just after Thanksgiving. Turned out pretty good I’d say.
Hailcure LLC is a Texas based company that recently set up shop here in Colorado Springs. They asked me to design and paint a wall mural that would help catch the attention of folks driving by. We decided to incorporate Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak into the design. Here is the completed project.
Painted some wall graphics in Denver for a hail company. These guys just opened up shop and wanted to promote their services to potential customers driving by. We kept this design pretty simple and bold. Nothing fancy, just wanted to get the important information across.
I painted these wall graphics for Whirly Bowl in Coloardo Springs last summer. Apparently I forgot to put them on my portfolio. Whirly Bowl just opened up last July. During their construction they contacted me to paint their logo in the bowling alley area as well as the Whirly Ball rooms. Each logo is approximately 20ft in length. Love this kind of work because it gets me out of the office and off the computer. Good stuff!
Took another stab at a consulting logo design for a Colorado Springs gent. This client is retired but got hired on as a consultant for a major tool retailer. Being that he’s retired he wanted to go after a real laid back style with a bit of Grateful Dead influence. Dig it! So here’s what I came up with.
A student from the Rocky Mountain Lineman School approached me with a new project. Him and his fellow school mates want to paint some lineman graphics on a 40′ x 8.5′ storage container. Sounds like a fun and challenging project. Here’s what I came up with for a design. This project should be going underway as soon as we get some nice weather here in Colorado Springs. Can’t wait!
Ran across this great tutorial about typography. I love how someone can dedicate their entire life to one subject. To see them breakdown the bare essentials of a particular subject matter, to dissect and rebuild. Good stuff
This specific tutorial is a single movie from chapter one of the Doyald Young, Logotype Designer course presented by lynda.com author Doyald Young. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Documentaries-tu…
I finished another wall painting for Bingo Burger in downtown Colorado Springs. As you can see I used only the most advanced technological tools for drawing on the circles. A few well measured holes drilled into an old piece of wood I found and a state of the art 2H pencil. Add a little masking tape and sharp x-acto knife and bam, you have some well rounded circles ready for paint.
1. Masking: Mask off area with painters tape (make sure to use your dads Visa or Mastercard to press a nice seal so the paint doesn’t bleed through).
2. Seal the tape: Apply a very thin coat of paint around edges where masking tape was applied. This helps to create a good seal so that paint does not get underneath the tape.
3. Base coat: If the wall is not already white, I always apply two coats of white paint. Doing so makes the colors pop.
4. Background color: I apply 3-4 coats just to make sure the background is vibrant.
5. Masking circles: I used a long piece of wood with a holes drilled on the ends. The other end of the wood has a screw in it which is screwed into the center of the wall. Draw the circles, mask off the area with tape, redraw the circles over the tape and cut out the areas with an x-acto knife.
6. All graphics are projected and drawn on with a 2H pencil.