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Logo / monogram for the great Peruvian painter, Joan Alfaro, probably the most notable young painter in Peru today. I really recommend you check out his work, at https://www.facebook.com/joan.alfa or http://joanalfaro.wix.com/artejoanalfaroc
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poo joy alternate logo
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solar shade - have a listen:
http://www.myspace.com/solarshade1
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Green Grooves - In Beijing, I was a concert/event organizer/promoter. This is the logo for a series of international jams held at the Stone Boat in Ritan Park.
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Saltwater for Sweetwater (black)
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Saltwater for Sweetwater - mixed media composite logo for a literary journal. Also used as the homepage illustration.
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Subterranean - Original logo for the Subterranean poets' troupe, who later became the Driftwords poets. Inverted skyline at base. Corroded metal fill and film-noir shadow lines lend character and kinetics.
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Aloft Media Services - Made for my man Johnny Holder in Minneapolis
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Stone Boat - For the famous picturesque cafe / bar / concert venue in Beijing's central Ritan Park.
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Greening the Beige 5 - http://www.greeningthebeige.org
befriend us on the farcebuck :)
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Greening the Beige 1 - Fully illustrated logo for Greening the Beige, an annual eco-arts festival held in Beijing, China. The 3-day event features keynote speakers, concerts, theater, art exhibits, fashion shows, workshops for all ages, green vendors, and more.
Logo includes a real Beijing skyline atop the 'Greening' mark, a local lotus, and many hidden animals within the tree. Check it out in the large size :)
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Greening the Beige 1 wordmark - Logo for Greening the Beige, a Beijing eco-arts festival I helped start (headed by Burning Man's Carissa Welton). At the top of "Greening" is a real skyline from Beijing, and the logo's fill elements suit the theme wonderfully.
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Greening the Beige 3 - New symbol for Beijing's premier Eco-Arts festival, Greening the Beige. This year is Greening the Beige 3, and its theme is 'RE-ENERGIZE', thus the regenerative cycle made of vines, branches, and leaves.
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GtB 3: RE-ENERGIZE
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the Handmeondowns
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Bravos Boyz (final) - Logo for a luxury real estate and development firm in central america :)
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Fly - formal seal for AVA Creative
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Fugly Street Couture - Logo for FUGLY SC (street couture), a friend's new brand.
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Open Mic Nite (black) - Logo for an international multi-lingual literary night in Beijing.
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Open Mic Nite - Logo for a weekly literary event that I formerly hosted. Held in Beijing's famous literary hub, the Bookworm. Lots of fun - we must have had 40+ languages at one time or another, and lots of clever folks who could do wonderful live translations. Rockin'.
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knit + jules (sketch)
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NUDE - Logo for a custom-couture fashion brand based in Beijing, China. In Chinese culture, a green apple signifies enjoying sex before marriage. The letters in 'NUDE' are made from vinyl-clad porn-star legs in stiletto heels, and the neon green/pink/black scheme recalls early punk-rock errata.
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Nude couture - letters for 'nude' made from legs in tight leather with stiletto heels.
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Club France - Logo for an international alumni group (for students who have studied in France). Commissioned by special order from the Republic of France, in association with Alliance Francais. See it here:
http://www.clubfrancechine.org/
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Club France - Logo for an international alumni group (for students who have studied in France). Commissioned by special order from the Republic of France, in association with Alliance Francais. See it here:
http://www.clubfrancechine.org/
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Anthology - This logo is for the original Driftwords Anthology. As the publication brings together poets and writers from all over the world, in several languages, I chose to reflect this 'intersecting' nature in the logo. Blue patina aged wood for fill :)
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Cresta Motor Yachts - Earlier draft of the Cresta logo - marlin / yacht hybrid!
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Cresta Motor Yachts - Logo draft for what is perhaps the new paradigm of motor-yachts. We ended up going with a more 'forged-metal' / nautical theme for the final logo, but this was one of my favorites among earlier drafts. Cresta is a new Australian yacht producer, boasting twin 500hp engines. They be host major trophy fishing competitions, and offer the world's first million-dollar prize for a record Marlin.
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JSX Design - Logo for JSX design, the graphical department of Shi Ji Jia Ming (SJJM). This firm does the interiors and graphics for YY Sports. YY sports is the largest shoe-producer in the world, and the largest athletic-wear vendor in China. They make and sell nearly everything for Nike, Reebok, Addidas, Kappa, North Face, Puma, Converse, etc.
http://www.yy-sports.com/
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Exotic Cafes (bilingual mirror) - Logo for french gourmet coffee producer / distributor Avenue Coffees (Exotic is their label in Asia). Extra care was put into this one to allow good mirroring & flow between the two wordmarks. (the first one is in Chinese).
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Exotic Cafes (sketch) - logo draft for Exotic Cafes, branded in Europe as Avenue Coffees/Cafes
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Croisements Festival - This logo was designed by Dave Roberts and the Kroznot New Media crew. I did the recolor and new staging. Croisements is a massive arts, music, literature, dance, theater etc festival hosted by the Republic of France.
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Ai Zhi Jian (Arrow of Love) - Logo for a Chinese online-dating site. The 2 figures are Chinese cupids dressed in traditional matrimonial wear.
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Driftwords - Logo for an international poets troupe in Beijing. Also the name/logo of this troupe's annual multi-lingual literary anthology. Natural redwood fill :)
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Driftwords (driftwood on blue paint) - Letters are made of real driftwood!
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BAW chronology - Logo development for the Beijing Actors Workshop (left to right). First 2 are sketches, last 3 are final versions. Various colors/fills of metal and mottled stone for different events. Try viewing the large size :)
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Beijing Actors Workshop (draft) - Early draft of the Beijing Actors Workshop logo, made from sign letters and costume jewelry letters.
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Beijing Actors Workshop (draft 2)
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Caught in the Act - logo for a series of theatrical performances.
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Beijing IMPROV logo - Logo for Beijing's first international theater sports troupe. Emulates the early theater signs made with all the little lights.
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YY Sports Logo (recolor) - I did the recolor on this one, but not the logo design. It used to be nearly every color in the rainbow, and I did the 'warm' version. This version was used before, during, and after the Olympic period (several years). YY Sports is the largest shoe manufacturer in the world (producing Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Kappa, etc), and the largest sportswear retailer in Asia.
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Sun Dainty - Logo for a gourmet fruit company based in China. Bold, clean, fresh, balanced.
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Bravos Boyz (tropicalia cubist) - Early sketch for the Bravos Boyz logo
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Bravos Boyz (boss verdant) - Early sketches for the Bravos Boyz logo. Bravos Boyz is a luxury real estate & development firm in central america. This version is my favorite of the bunch - hand-crafted wordmark.
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Bravos Boyz (boss blue) - Early sketches for the Bravos Boyz logo. Bravos Boyz is a luxury real estate & development firm in central america. This version is my favorite of the bunch :)
Carefully hand-crafted wordmark on this one.
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Customer 1st - Logo for a booming customer-service training company, based in Beijng, China. My favorite is the 9th in the series (water+leaf fill), but the final looks closer to the logos at the bottom row.
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Customer 1st drafts
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Anda Accounting - Logo for a Canadian-based accounting and financial services firm.
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The Lunatic Chronicles - logo for a poet's journal / blog, most of this logo was created by ljb, i just did the finishing touches.
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Zalgirio Musis 3 - Logo commemorating the 600 year anniversary of the battle of Grunwald. The double-cross was the shield crest at the time. The climax of the battle was arguably when the Poles and Lithuanians completely encircled the Teutons, claiming the army and its commanders in one fell swoop.
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Zalgirio Musis (2) - Logo commemorating the 600 year anniversary of Zalgirio Musis (the Battle of Grunwald). The double-cross was the shield crest at the time. This version illustrates the hilltop from where Jogaila commanded the Poles. A pair of Teutonic knights cast two swords into the soil as a challenge. The Poles and Lithuanians, who won, adopted the 2 swords as a symbol of the battle.
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Zalgirio Musis 600 - Logo for the 600 year commemoration of the Zalgirio Musis - the Battle of Grunwald.
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Subterranean logo sketch 2
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Subterranean logo sketch 1 - Early sketch for the Subterranean logo (final is the silver on black, elsewhere in this set)
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Kyle Sobanja - My own photo-font logo. Elements: film, orange peel, leaf, tobacco, skittles, bike chain section, vitamins, autumn leaves and berries, more vitamins, ketchup, and an 'A' by Bosch. :)

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