Friday, April 5, 2013

typographie: the process

A while ago, I helped out my friend Elizabeth with designing a blog header and Etsy store banner. She wanted an image of a vintage typewriter, lots of florals and hand lettering.

I did most of the drawing by hand, with good old fashioned pencil and paper. That's what I feel most comfortable using. I ended up drawing it quite large! Then I scanned the images and photoshopped the pieces together (photoshop is a verb, right?)

Since the banners were wide I had to edit the size of the typewriter, and I also enlarged the flowers so they spanned the whole width. Then I using my handy dandy wacom tablet to color it all in... et voilĂ ! Elizabeth has a new banner that suits her flowery vintage style.

This was super fun to work on with Elizabeth, and I'm looking forward to working with her sister, next!

xoxo, gabrielle

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

vogue salon

A logo design that was in progress for most of last year was for Vogue Salon in my hometown of Nanuet, NY. I've actually been getting my haircuts there by John, the owner, since I was 12. We decided to barter logos for haircuts, and this was the result!

It has been really great getting to see the final logo on their business cards and window sign. It's now one of the most prominent signs on Main Street, and it still surprises me when I happen to drive past it.

Stay tuned for more projects in the coming days... I'm starting to get back in to freelancing and can't wait to share what I've been working on!

xoxo, gabrielle