After giving this personal design goal a lot of thought, doing it the way I was doing it didn’t seem right. It didn’t seem right to bury this blog with the constant stream of icon designs and completely ignore the regular content. It was like it didn’t exist anymore. So, I decided that the smart thing to do was start 300 Random icons as its own blog. Now, all the work will be posted and categorized right there for easy browsing and commentary.
So here we go. It’s now 2012 and the start of another new year. What better way to begin this next 12 months than a personal design challenge and goal to create some new work and perhaps grow a bit creatively? I can’t think of any. Perhaps I’m a bit cloudy still from the holidays.
Today, I thought I would have a little ‘show and tell’. This week, I received a package from my uncle containing a very interesting and nostalgic piece of family artwork. You see, my great grandfather Nels was a commercial illustrator that worked for one of the many Northern California fruit packing label companies back in the early portion of the 1900s (seems kinda weird to say it that way now).
I just received notification today that six of my logos will appear in the upcoming 2011 release of LogoLounge Master Library Vol. 3, Shapes and Symbols.
This past week I was able to visit the LeMay Automotive Museum in Tacoma, Washington during my family vacation. It is home to the world’s largest individual collection of cars in the U.S. and was started way back in 1946 by Harold LeMay, an entrepreneur and business man. For those of us that are into things automotive and automotive-related, it is an interesting and quirky collection of more than 3,500 cars and memorabilia.