I’ve always had a great affinity for anything vintage, distressed, aged, and plain ol’ beaten’ down lookin’. In thinking about possible sources of inspiration for this, two things come to mind: the television shows ‘Sandford and San’ and ‘Barney Miller.”
With the former, I just loved that red pickup truck and the faded white lettering on the door panels.
With the latter, the entire set seemed to take its colouring from a dusty old attic. Of course, the most prominent vintage item on Barney Miller was Sergeant Wojciehowicz’ baseball that sat on his desk.
Working on a new identity for the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa for their 5th annual international conference this summer in Kigali. How does a graphic designer in Ottawa, Canada end up doing this?
Every graphic designer has a style they naturally feel comfortable with. For me, give me a solid colour and a nice sans-serif font, and that is all I need. Thinking about this, I wonder how much growing up in Toronto played a role: Subway stop after subway stop, each station imprinting on my young mind the value of a solid colour and a nice sans-serif font.
About three times a week I am at the Ottawa Bagel Shop which means not only do I get some hot outta the oven bagels, but it also means I get to see one of my favourite logos. I love everything about the design of this logo and packaging.