3. March 2014 15:55
I've updated the Portland in 2016 bookmark with the new logo. Time to get another 5000 printed.
2. March 2014 15:49
Artist Guest of Honor Mark Roland has some amazing artwork and he has granted us permission to use his work in promoting OryCon 36. The colors and imagery are so vibrant and eye catching. The convention is incredibly lucky to use his work for promotional purposes.
1. March 2014 15:43
We needed a logo and I was given the following criteria to design with:
Use the font already selected; Portland; reaching; optimistic; no roses; bridges are ok if the photos are lit up at night; and the skyline is ok if it is lit up at night. Something that can work both really tiny (1/2 inch sticker) and really big (banners, t-shirts, and other advertising). Need to be able to resize it significantly.
I interpreted these instructions as a vector graphic that had a bridge and the Portland skyline. Another artist, Samuel Klein and I passed files back and forth, working out options for the logo. He had the fabulous idea of adding in a space ship flying through the foreground and adding a pop of red into the logo. Building this logo was a great collaborative experience.
Below is the example sheet of the logo with different background options as well as the 1/2 inch sticker version.