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2014 Offshore fishing season on the Moore Bills. Capturing the moment no matter how many fish caught!
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New restaurant in Chincoteague VA. The Jackspot. named after a popular fishing destination off the MD / VA shore. A quick photo shoot before the north east winter weather rolls in.
By Jillian Wong, 21 Mar 2014
A logo is so much more than just text, graphics and colors. Each component has been carefully crafted to ensure maximum impact–just think of brands like McDonald’s, Apple and Nike, companies so famous that it takes only a glance at their logos to identify them.
Ruby Media Corporation has created an infographic to help you understand how elements like color, shape, text and font serve to make a logo stand out. It also explains the types of emotional responses that brands want to induce in consumers.
For example, did you know that the color red is associated with life and vitality, and evokes feelings of passion, intensity and aggressiveness? Or that yellow represents energy and joy, while black conveys formality and mystery?
The infographic also explains how brands ensure brand recognition from an early age–according to a study by the University of Amsterdam, children as young as 3 are able to recognize logos–as well as the evolution of logos of leading brands.
Click the images to view the full infographic.
New Recycling Program to be tested in Denver Parks
Special recycling containers arrived in Cheesman and Washington Parks
DENVER, CO — March 20, 2014 – A new recycling program is making its way to two of Denver’s parks. Starting today, a pilot program to boost recycling efforts will be launched in Washington Park and Cheesman Park. Denver Public Works and Denver Parks and Recreation are partnering to bring this new recycling program to these regional parks to help keep recyclable materials out of our landfills.
Thirteen specially designed large purple recycling containers will be placed on the perimeter of Washington and Cheesman Parks. Starting today, visitors will be able to recycle all of the same materials in these parks that they recycle in their purple carts at home. This includes cans, plastic bottles and containers, cardboard, paper, and many other items. In order for the pilot program to be a success, park goers should be sure to keep all non-recyclable materials out of the purple containers. Denver is asking park visitors to only put designated recyclables in the purple recycling containers.
Some of the common contaminants to recycling that are not allowed in the purple recycling dumpsters include; plastic bags, pet waste, food, food soiled paper, and Styrofoam. These items are not recyclable.
The pilot recycling program is currently planned to run for six months. If the pilot program is successful, Denver Recycles and Denver Parks and Recreation hope to expand recycling to other City parks in the future.
The parks recycling program is a partnership between the Denver Public Works’ Denver Recycles program and Denver Parks and Recreation. For more information about Denver Recycles’ programs, visitwww.DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles
Article by : By Logo Design India — In Logo Design
In the modern world of internet based marketing, the viewers pay a lot of attention to the manner in which an organization clearly communicates its message in a unique way. A logo is an effective way to communicate an organization’s business perspective. However, if the icon is not properly portrayed, it might convey a wrong message. Mentioned below are some common mistakes which should be avoided while designing an icon.
1. Not Investing Properly on Logo Designing
An organization should have a professional look. Owners of new organizations often invest a lot of money and time on equipment and property, but overlook investments on icon design.
Icons may look amateurish for the following reasons:
Advantages of hiring a professional designer:
Trends are a temporary craze and do not last. A logo design should be unique and timeless, this is best achieved by disregarding or going beyond the latest trends. A logo designer should create a unique brand identity for their clients, thus it is best to completely ignore trends. In fact, a designer should be aware of the latest trends in logo design so that they can avoid them.
3. Using Raster Images
While designing an icon it is a standard practice to use software such as CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator which are Vector Graphics software. These software produce mathematically precise points. This ensures constant logos across various sizes. An alternative approach is to use Raster Images through a software such as Adobe Photoshop. Graphics produced from such software have pixels. Using Rastar images is not a good idea to design an icon as it may cause problems in reproduction. Photoshop can create large logos, however it is difficult to estimate how large a logo is required for the stipulated purpose. If an icon is zoomed too much on raster graphics, it may look pixelated, thereby becoming unusable. To maintain visual consistency an organization should ensure that the logo looks the same in all sizes.
Advantages of Vector graphics for icon design:
An organization which designs their own logo or outsources it to amateur designers, often makes the mistake of using stock art for logos. Using stock art can get an organization into trouble as it may fall under the rules of copyright.
A logo should be original and unique, and should be exclusively licensed to the organization. Usage of stock art breaks both of these rules. A stock vector image is not unique as it can be used by anyone across the globe, thus it does not satisfy the purpose of a logo. Stock logos can be easily identified due to their familiar shapes such as silhouettes and globes.
5. Designing For Yourself Rather Than The Client
A logo designer often makes the mistake of designing logos by trying to incorporate a fancy font into a logo without thinking if it will be appropriate for the organization they are designing it for. It is important for a designer to place the client first while designing an icon. Some designers make the mistake of using their own trademark on the logo which imposes their personality on the same. This should be avoided.
It should always be remembered that the logo is the visual identity of the business, so it must create a positive impact on the minds of the target audience. The fundamental mistakes discussed here should be avoided to come up with an effective icon that reflects the organizational perspective in every respect.
Article by Shannon Mahanna
I’ll admit, I know next to nothing when it comes to graphic design. But in my experience working in the printing industry, all of the graphic designers that I have met share one common trait – they are all insane.
Don’t get me wrong, they come by it honestly. Driven past the breaking point by clients and coworkers who are inexperienced, clueless, or just plain hopeless, many graphic designers face the same frustrations on a daily basis when interacting with people who just don’t seem to get it.
Now after you read this you may find yourself saying to me “I have done ALL of those things” or“I had no idea!” Don’t worry, if this is your first time to the good ol’ Graphic Design Rodeo, you’re allowed one slip up. Heck, we’ll even allow two. But the third time around you better be prepared to take responsibility for driving your graphic designer into the comforting arms of… a straightjacket. Below are the five best ways to render your graphic designer absolutely asylum worthy. Check it out.
Graphic Design Takes TimeNearly every graphic designer that I have talked to all share this gripe. Many of their clients just do not seem to understand how long a project should realistically take. “We just need you to throw together a simple brochure. That shouldn’t take more than a few minutes, right?” Wrong. Graphic design is an art form that requires a serious amount of time from concept development and planning, to execution. However, if your graphic designer is gathering dust while sitting at the computer, you may need to reevaluate, but in most cases, err on the side of allowing more time than you think a graphic design project should take.
Design by Committee
We’ve all heard the saying “too many cooks in the kitchen,” and the same goes for graphic design. Don’t get me wrong, committees are great. You and your marketing team should absolutely form a committee in the initial stages of your project. Work as a group to come up with a clear and specific concept for your design before you present it to your graphic designer. Then, have one person follow up with the correspondence for changes to ensure that nothing gets lost in translation. Otherwise, your poor designer might blow a gasket attempting to keep up with everyone’s (potentially contradictory) changes trying to please everyone on the committee.
Ambiguous Job Specifications
“I want the job to be fun and hip, like make it jump off the page. Well you know what I mean; you’re the graphic designer, take it and run with it.” Sure it’s great if you want to give your designer complete creative license and trust that the result will be something magical, but if you are only being ambiguous because you don’t have a clear idea of what you really want, you will more than likely feel the need to nitpick (across excessive rounds of proofs) until you decide where you want your concept to go. Save yourself some time (and money!) and have a clear idea of what you want and convey it to your designer. Sure some details will be open to interpretation and may require a few tweaks here and there, but for the most part, your interaction with your graphic designer should not involve major concept overhauls.
Cut the Clutter“
What’s with all that white space? That’s valuable real estate we should be using!” Part of enduring the graphic design education means that your designer knows when to stop slathering on the content. Most of the time, less is more, and your graphic designer should know how to get you there. Make sure you include all of the pertinent components, just don’t overdo it. And remember, just because your designer shows you something with a little (or a lot) of white space, it doesn’t mean it’s lacking.
Back Seat Drivers…
Umm, DesignersEverybody thinks they’re a designer. Heck, sometimes I slap a few text boxes and some sweet Clip Art into a Word document and consider myself the Van Gogh of the digital era. But the truth is, graphic design requires a lot more than a few clicks of a mouse and basic knowledge of the Microsoft Quick Access Toolbar. That’s why graphic design has its own job description, its own trade even. Because if it were really that simple, designers wouldn’t exist. So next time you find yourself critiquing over your designer’s shoulder, remember to have a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t for their abilities as a graphic designer.
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