Simon is leading a swim tour from San Francisco to Sydney in January 2013, to swim the Palm Beach to Whale Beach "Big Swim", enjoy Australia Day and a bunch of other Syd-centric stuff you can only do in January. I cant wait! PLUS we are getting special order Budgie Smugglers for the occasion. But first - I have to design a logo for the team gear.
I had been messing around with a combination of the Golden Gate and Sydney Harbour bridges, with it was all getting a bit esoteric yet chunky. Then I jumped on line for some inspiration, and found this collage of "the best logo designs of all time". its a very US-centric selection but it emphasized to me the importance of integrating the word. So - below is where I am at: the original combo bridges logo that doesnt really tell the story but could be cool.....(maybe a bit architectural tho), and the logo one inspired by Ken Done's classic
I attended the first day of Compostmodern 2011 in San Francisco on Saturday and it was terrific. An impressive turnout, charismatic speakers including the multi-faceted Yves Behar with whom I had an indepth interview chat on transformational design and his new - and successful - "Design Venture" business model. Practiced in the ground-breaking One Computer per Child rollout as well as the more recent PACT sustainable underwear. More on that later but here is an exciting result that demonstrates the impact of transformational design:in Uraguay every child between 6 and 12 has a laptop.
And here is the winner of a poster competition announced at Compostmodern and I am frustrated to say that I cannot read the name of the winner! It is a female....and she is brilliant!!! I am going to jump online and try and name her but meanwhile isnt this poster an absolute ripper!
Sally Dominguez writes, skis, designs and teaches, is curious about most things and loves Dr Seuss.