Illustrated Logos

At Mystic Blue we choose not to use computers for design -- all our designs begin as pencil sketches, so they look different from computer-generated images.

Our original design reflects our penchant for the eras of great commercial art: Victorian, art nouveau, art deco, atomic age & psychedelia, but we are equally comfortable with ultra-modern typographic styles.

Some logos originate as designs for signs, then are redrawn to provide the flexibility needed for reproduction in a variety of advertising media.

Others are developed as logos without a specific idea of what kind of signs they will become. They are drawn camera ready, black ink on white board, and sometimes in color.

Illustrated logos often involve development of a character, one of the most challenging and inventive aspects of our design work.

We also design original alphabets for use in our work. Lettering is such an expressive medium that such creations are irresistible, both for 'signature' logos like Gypsy's, and for event designs like music and art show posters, invitations, and CD covers.




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Font Club

Font Club will meet April 19th, Saturday at 3pm. This Font Club meeting will have a presentation by stationer, graphic designer and teacher Nancy Collins on monograms. Nancy recently published The Complete Engraver, and has taught graphic design at Loyola University and Delgado Community College in New Orleans. She does workshops at Hermann-Grima House, and is also director of special projects for AIGA New Orleans. From 1978 to 2004, Nancy owned and operated the graphic design firm Nancy Feldman studio in New York City with clients that included Waterford Wedgewood, Clinique, Revlon and the Museum of Modern Art. Visit her website at www.nancy sharoncollinsstationer.com

After the presentation there will be a work session designing, scanning and importing glyphs into FontLab or Fontographer to create a typeface. Call Vince at (504) 525-4691 for more information or if you have any questions.

Font Club normally meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Also you can visit www.aiganeworleans.org for graphic design events and meetings in New Orleans.

NOLAA

NOLAA is a non-profit organization whose monthly meetings are mini-workshops in a variety of calligraphy techniques, well worth the $25 per year membership fee. Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Visit www.neworleanscalligraphy.org for more info.

NOLA School of Art & Crafts

The New Orleans School of Art and Craft offers classes in all styles of art-making, including calligraphy. They can be reached directly at (504) 944-7900. For more info visit www.NOLAArtandCraft.com

Photography by Claire Hassig

We are proud to have an exhibit of Claire's photographs in the gallery. The images present the abandoned structures of the former Six Flags Amusement Park, altered through her unique perspective.

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