Throw back to vintage newspapers

May 23, 2015 Leave a comment


This wine label really stood out – I got a newspaper feel. The stacked narrow strip reminds me a newspaper column. I like how the label really occupies more of the bottle than most labels. The stacked text is clean and varied in weight which allows the eye to adjust as you read line by line. The simple black and white label keeps it clean and polished.

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Keep the details simple

May 9, 2015 Leave a comment


I passed this store over weekend and this logo design caught my eye. Along the line up stores this detailed logo really seemed heavy. The heavy display font and the logo it seemed to hold its ground on the awning. It does give the old victorian feel of books.

I did stop in and got a better feel for it. The store is an all natural tea, soap and wiccan store. Not your typical magic store, it is all on the natural  healing elements. With the Name Rumpelstiltskin there are  the ties to the time period of this tale, the fade of wicca and the strong dependency on using herbs for healing this store brand it very accurate for its history and its purpose.

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Keep it unique

May 9, 2015 Leave a comment


When I saw this bottle it really made an impression and stood out from the shelf. Honestly it was great to see a strong concept speak louder than its design. This shows more character and personality than any font in my font book. I really like the message and how personalized the story is.

Simple details with a twist

April 25, 2015 Leave a comment


This bottle caught my eye from across the room . I really like the simple  ornate details of the bottle. There is a simple image that is tiled and the small detailed display font is used  but the change of angle really make its different from the standard wine label.

April 11, 2015 Leave a comment


Playing with the shadows

March 5, 2015 Leave a comment


This is a cleaver way to add some dark tones and character to  a room with out using a dark paint color or wall paper

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On the Red Carpet.

January 8, 2015 Leave a comment

I love seeing black and white on the red carpet. Some of these looks are so classy and sheik and then there are the modern and abstract looks. It seems that it really  depends on how the color is used and applied – it really doesn’t set a time or date on it. I guess with the neon colors or prints one might get the 60’s, 70’s or futuristic vibe or  the 20’s or 30’s with the muted earth tones and then 80’s and 90’s with the primary colors ….. Black and white, it is timeless.

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Dark has never looked to classy

January 2, 2015 Leave a comment


The styling of Regina, the Evil Queen is the series has always been dark  high end fashion. The touch of the lace head piece really softens the face. The darkness of the background and the pop of color in the foreground really helps with the portrayal of depth.

Simple, subtle and straight to the point

September 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Came across this ad. It is a simple ad with text with a picture of a wine bottle. But the small details help the overall picture.  The body text for the ad really complements the text that is used on the wine label but the playful use of a the secondary text / tag line in the shadow plays up the ad. The viewer is forced to take a second look at the so called everyday wine ad that is seen regularly. Some might miss it but it a simple way to play on the dark theme and concept of the wine.


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Symmetrical but not

August 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Went  for a wine tasting!  If you are ever in Virginia Beach, please check our Grape & Gourmet. I had tasted this Sparking wine. It was an semisweet wine with a fresh finish.  I really like the box design. It is a simple shilouette with a symmetrical design.  It is not an obvious symmetrical design but the use of balance is very successful for this layout.


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