Thursday, October 21, 2010

Movies, Martinis and Manicures

It is that time of year again! Movies, Martinis & Manicures tickets will soon be on sale and once again Take Root Creative designed the poster!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Logos that use punctuation

This is a great round-up of logos using punctuation. As seen on Naldz Graphics. Check out some of my favourites below and see the rest here.

[image credit: Jimsbee]

[image credit: Tabitha Kristen]

[image credit: Brandstack]

[image credit: Creattica]

[image credit: Jerron]

Clever shopping bag design

Very clever idea for a shopping Canadian designer Kate McLaren as seen on the Canadian Design Resource.

[image credit: Kate McLaren]

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Positive Posters Project

This is a great idea.

Positive Posters is a non-profit international poster competition, that "gives graphic designers an outlet to create freely, and to use their skills to inspire, challenge and make a positive difference in a non-commerical way".

This year's theme was "A glass half full" 

Check out a few of my favourites and see all the finalists and find out more about the competition here.

[designed by Woo Jin Lee]

[designed by China Stylus]

[designed by Carlo Mussett]

Gorgeous colour chart

This beautiful colour chart (above) seen on DesignSponge, originally posted on Imprint... 

...and my not-as-elegant-looking-but-useful painted version from university!

The "Buy Local" Movement

For the best small business trends of 2010 and 2011, "Buy Local" was at the top of the list. There are many factors that contribute to this trend but the main reason is that we (as the consumer) want to support local businesses. This fantastic article by Debbie Swanson (posted at Freelance Switch) covers a few tips, as a small business owner, how you can make the most of this trend. Check out the article here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Desktop Calendars - Smashing Magazine

I meant to post this sooner, but here it is better late than never...

Dress up your desktop background with these calendars from designers all over the world - compiled by Smashing Magazine. I've included a couple of my favourites below. All of the calendars can be found for download here.

[Designed by Anna-Lena Lewerenz]

[Designed by Pietje Precies]

[Designed by Nishith]

Monday, October 4, 2010

Noises Off Poster

This is the show poster designed by Take Root Creative for the On Stage Uxbridge production of Noises Off. The photo was taken by Lydia of Lydia Keen Photography.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Jeanette Salvesen - Illustrator

Jeanette Salvesen is a student in Norway with aspirations to be a child's book illustrator. She works in watercolour primarily, but can also paint digitally. Can't you picture these images below becoming one of your most cherished book titles? Check out more of her work here and here.

Brave Services - Logo Design

I am thrilled to present the new logo for Brave Services designed by Take Root Creative!