This is some recent branding work I did for a local, home-business Presenter. She has a team of other ladies, known as the Healthy Girl Beauties, that work with her to promote the common goal of uplifting, empowering and validating women through products that encourage inner and outer beauty. The character was developed through in-depth communication with the client to create a visual “face” of her team. Initially, I gravitated toward a logotype or a monogram, but after some comments from the client, we decided that some sort of illustration was necessary to more effectively convey the desired message. At that point a slightly more realistic illustration was developed into the final illustration.
This was a short time frame (90 minutes) personal project to recreate a print advertisement from pre-1980 that could be placed in a current magazine such as Wired. The original advertisement I found was for Apple Computers and away I went. The original ad from 1979 can be viewed via Classic Computing.
I attempted to grasp the minimalist Apple design aesthetic and mix it with a little humor. I also wanted to convey the idea of just how easy it is today to but a computer. In 1979 you had to call Apple on the telephone and now you can just go online to the Apple website purchase everything you need with minimal hassle.
So this one was a stretch of both my technical skills and time-management skills. In this particular situation, I was given 90 minutes to brainstorm, create and polish a logo for a street-art driven clothing company. Being a short timeline, I chose to use some pre-made elements that I had ay my disposal. I do have to give credit to one of my favorite illustrators Hydro74 for the typeface “Corpus Delicti”.