Colorado unveiled it’s new logo and tagline last week, and, so far, it’s not terribly popular. It’s been criticized for being boring, uninspiring, childish, looking like a haz-mat or warning sign, etc. This jury is still out, but at least it’s simple, memorable and the typography isn’t horrible. Considering we just used a similar color scheme for a client, I can’t complain about the color choices either. I commend the state for putting in the time and energy to develop a unified look. I suspect there was a lot of “design by committee” going on, which generally doesn’t result in the best work. With that said, I think judgement should be reserved until we see the whole kit and kaboodle (i.e. how exactly and with what other imagery and elements will it be used).
For those of you who were able to attend the 5Point Film Festival, you know what this word means. For those of you not able to attend the festival, please read below and check out the links.
Participate is a live beat poetry performance piece by Carbondale’s very own Wade Newsom set to the animation of 5Point’s favorite animator Jeremy Collins. This was such a powerful piece…evoked incredible audience reaction (standing ovation), and was just released online. 5Point is so grateful for the creative community we gather at the Festival. We are so thrilled at the outcome of bringing Jeremy and Wade together on this project. Help us celebrate that 5Point spirit and spread this piece.
This came into my mailbox last week, and I couldn’t resist sharing. It’s by the uber-talented Grant Snider (who I’d love to meet, by the way) and came via the very helpful Red Lemon Club blog. I love Grant’s illustration style, color choices, and, most of all, his humor! I like the top two sections best, and the bottom one, of course (who can resist elephants?). How about you?
Today’s Google doodle honoring Saul Bass is a treat for the eyes. Bass, who would be 93 years old today,made movie title sequences an art form in the 50s and 60s with his bold, iconic and abstract images. Google references nine of his films, including three Hitchcock classics– Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo– plus Spartacus, West Side Story, Around the World in 80 Days and more. According to The Washington Post the design team was lead by Matt Cruickshank.
I read in the HOW Design blog this morning that Unpackaged has redesigned their space, which is lovely, and you can see it here. I was more taken, however, by their website and it’s clean, black and white graphics. I especially like the icons at the top of the page. I’m still waiting for someone to open one of these in the Roaring Fork Valley, by the way!
Woo Hoo! Our client’s amazingly inspiring film festival starts Thursday. Can’t wait, hope you’ll join in the fun!
From April 25th to April 28th, the 5Point Film Festival will host four days of inspiring, passionate film in Carbondale, CO. Don’t miss a moment! Tickets on sale now! Get them here.