I must try to sneak this into conversations:
Kummerspeck (German): Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
[gallery] Prince Michael of Kent with, pardon the pun, a royal beard and a suit that’d make any grown man misty eyed.
When telecommunication operators Roar went to the studio ORB for some identity and brand work. They came back with this rather neat approach which tickles my fancy for tattoos and facial hair as well.
I’m not entirely convinced on the choice for logo, as I don’t think it quite roars. But other than that, it brings out a nice rural feel, blended with a proper corporate feel that doesn’t look like anything any other brand in the same genre.
The exploration of the logo and name took us along the route of using indian inks rather than trying to use something “clinical” like everyone else in the market, (it’s full of web 2.0 style identities etc) The final logo still uses indian inks, but isn’t as aggressive as the some of the other logo’s we explored. The use of ‘timid’ animals as part of their visual identity, to add an extra layer to what they are all about.
— Sanj Sahota of ORB
[gallery] Eight signs photographed while walking down ordinary streets, proving that typography indeed is a noble profession. I’ll have a collection of really nice shop window signs with some beautiful lettering, that is coming up next.
As always this is a good time to reflect on the year that passed. But I’ve always said my rear view mirror is smaller than my windshield.
So instead, look ahead and try to embrace change. Be nice to people. Smile. Do good and make sure you tell people that matters to you, just that. It’s okay to be naive.
Merry Christmas everyone!