Archive for July, 2011

FAST FWD – DJ Keith Kraft, Nikita and Joseph Lee

DJ Joseph Lee asked me to create the following poster and mini square business card sized flyer. It was a rush job and there wasn’t an actual logo so I used the symbols from a classic Fast Forward DVD/VCR button.

DJ Keith Kraft, Nikita and Joseph Lee's @ FAST FWD - Sunday July 31

I wanted something that felt BOLD and Iconic, but still remained quite legible – even in all caps.

DJ Keith Kraft, Nikita and Joseph Lee's @ FAST FWD - Sunday July 31

Jon Gray for Last Sheriff of San Francisco

I created a logo, posters, and was near completion on a website for former Sheriff Deputy Jon Gray’s campaign for Last Sheriff of San Francisco. He was running under the idea of merging the San Francisco Sheriff Department with the SFPD and save the city over 100 million dollars. The client wanted the logo to reflect his experience and capitalize on the SF Giants Orange and Black – so I went with a the badge seen below.

Jon Gray for San Francisco Sheriff

Unfortunately the way the race was shaking down, the candidate felt he wasn’t going to be one of the frontrunners and chose to bow out rather than put a lot of effort into something he couldn’t win.

Jon Gray for San Francisco Sheriff

Which is too bad. I read a lot of his platform and it definitely had merit. Too much is run with an “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” attitude. Just because something has been done one way forever, doesn’t mean there isn’t a BETTER way.

Jon Gray for San Francisco Sheriff
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Landing back in San Francisco in 1994, graphic designer Sean Brennan, immediately went native and started his own design studio: PXLFORGE. As a graphic artist with years of experience designing for media platforms ranging from print and the www to DVD interface and 3D product design, Sean and PXLFORGE handle projects large and small.

Recently Sean's work has been seen all over bus stops and bulletin boards in San Francisco's Castro in the form of ads, posters and logo designs for TRIGGER, Comedy in the Castro, Buddies with Benefits, Forward March, ACTIVATE! AsiaSF, the New BOC - Bar on Church and Lord Martine Global.

Sean was the designer of PALz - a line of block-figure toys from the now defunct Palisades Toys based on popular Fox properties Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the X-Files. He also worked as a production artist on the 900+ screens of the deluxe Lord of the Rings trilogy DVD collection.