Jumpman Lawsuit Tests Threshold of Valid Inspiration

When you think of the most Iconic and successful logos in the sports apparel industry, the “Jumpman” logo should probably make your top 5. The famous mark was developed by Nike in the 80s to brand Michael Jordan’s famous Air Jordan shoe. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, the new Air Jordans were “the” shoes to have each year. …

Christmas Fashion Even Hipsters Aren’t Cool Enough For

We are currently in the day of the hipster. They are the twenty-something generation that is known to rock burly beards, tattoos and skinny jeans at the same time and somehow pull it off. Yes, many of them are graphic designers. They not only grow big beards but long handlebar mustaches as well. If you put a mustache of that …

The Dueling Bluejays

Creighton University, who revamped their athletics brand in 2013, finds themselves on the receiving end of an opposition filing from the Toronto Bluejays. The Major League Baseball Franchise filed the complaint on August 11 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, claiming the university is in violation because the Creighton mark “is comprised of a blue jay bird head design …

My Top 5 Comic Book Artists

If it were not for comic books, I would not be a Graphic Designer today. I am a major comic geek. Comic books sparked my imagination and interest in making awesome graphic images growing up. For a majority of my childhood my dream was to become a comic book artist. When I went to college there was not a “comic …

Some Design Projects take 150 Years to Complete

Last week I talked about the relationship between time, cost, and scope. Every project considers these three factors. One of the most extreme cases I am aware of in our modern day is a cathedral in Barcelona, Spain called the Sagrada Familia. The construction of this building began in 1882 under the direction of famous architect Antoni Gaudi. It still …