Tuesday

A few new logos.

Ok so been a little quiet for a while, but we have been busy designing, thinking and drawing.

But got a couple of updates for you. We have just completed work on a number of new identities for a couple of clients.

First off...

Direct Connect Logistics

A new start up logistics company that wanted there logo and further branding to have a fresh feel that stood apart from their competitors.





then...

thenerdculture.net

We have been working with Nerd Culture since their birth in one form or another, including the creation of their mascot character 'Nygel'. They contacted us asking to take a new look at their visual identity now that the direction of the organisation had slightly changed. they wanted a simple logo that would work well on clothing labels but would still represent the ethos of 'a square that doesn’t fit into a circle'. 

The logo we devloped is composed of two elements: 1 Square and 1 Circle. The square is intentionally forging outside the circle to express our individuality.






















and finally

Little Chauntry

A newly refurbished country holiday cottage just outside Windsor is about to be marketed. They wanted a simple logo that could be used on literature and business cards.












Monday

historicbirthday.tumblr.com

A couple of weeks ago I set myself a personal project. As a warm up exercise in the morning I would pick a person who was born on that day and draw them, this could be anyone alive or dead, famous or not. It has been a really fun way to get the brain working in the morning and I hope to continue for a good while yet.

If you would like to follow the birthdays go to historicbirthday.tumblr.com

Here are the birthday boys and girls so far.


Sunday

Drawing Dad

Ok not the happiest start to the week, but something I would like to post. Sadly after a period of prolonged illness my father passed away a couple of weeks ago.

Being in hospital for quiet a while meant that I did a good number of hours visiting, and there for sitting around having coffee and sketching the passers by as I did so, if you follow me on twitter (@losttimedesign) or Instagram (losttimedesign) you will of seen some of these.

Anyway having Dad trapped in a bed for periods did mean that I got to sketch him. These are a couple of from the last few weeks.







































After he passed away we were sorting out plans for the funeral, and my brother had the bright idea of "Dan why don't you draw a picture of Dad for the order of service" so no pressure there then. Anyway I did and it dawned on me that I think these were the first drawings I had ever done of my Dad, and in a weird way it was very helpful to sit and just think about him in my own way at two different times, when he was ill and then an earlier time when he was much healthier and happy.