The Turquoise Penguin

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Design Tuesday | Boys Wall Art

So I have this friend that I like to call Whit-dogg.

We've been BFF's since we've been in kindergarten.

We've been through up's and down's. Definitely more up's though.

She's the kind of gal you can always count on. No matter what. We don't see each other nearly as much as we used to or would like to, for that matter. But, she's the kind of friend that you pick right back up where you last left off every time you see her. And I have mad love for her.

And her little man, Parks.

So, I just thought rather than going and picking out a toy for Parks' first birthday (even though they do have some killer toys out these days) - I thought I'd do something more memorable. Maybe not so much for Parks (I'm pretty sure he can't read his new art) - but more for Whit-dogg. Because she's amazing - and everyone deserves new pretty wall art.

The countdown for NKOTB in St. Louis is on, Whit-Dogg! June can't get here fast enough!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Logo Wednesday // The Outtakes

I've been getting to spend a lot of quality email time with Sarah Wolfe, owner extraordinaire/creative food genius, of Farmer's Daughter in Princeton, Indiana. I'm not even mad - she's one awesome chick. She is an awesome female entrepreneur who brought this gem of a restaurant to a "it's Friday night let's go to Applebee's" type of town. I applaud her. I'm awed by her spirit to do it - and do it well. (I'm refraining to not fire up LL Cool J's song, "Doin' It") The atmosphere, the food, the booze - IT CAN'T GET ANY BETTER, FOLKS!

When Sarah approached me about working with her to create a new logo for her restaurant I was pumped/amped/totally stoked. Seriously, me?

#1 - I was honored
#2 - Farmer's Daughter is seriously my favorite place to eat in Southern Indiana. You've never had a homemade s'more until you see one torched at your table right in front of you. Seriously - I'm drooling thinking about it.
#3 - Sarah and I used to take art lessons with Brenda Wick when I was in 4th and 5th grade. I've never forgot that she was the one who taught me how to get my hair to stay up off my neck with a number 2 pencil. Loop, twist and tuck - BAM.
#4 - She's a badass woman who has a badass entrepreneurial spirit. And, I got mad respect for that!

Anyways - we've been working a lot together and we have finally settled on a FINAL logo! So, I thought I would include some of the outtakes that didn't make it to the final but deserve to show their face to the blog world.

Last but not least - when you're driving on 41 and you see the "PRINCETON, INDIANA" exit sign, take it. Follow it downtown to the square and pull up a seat at Farmer's Daughter. You won't regret it. That's a fact.

I can't wait to show you what we've come up with!