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 will meet Saturday, February 20th at 3pm. This meeting will be a work session. Font Club is a free informal group that meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month to work on typeface design. Call Vince or Yvette at (504) 525-4691 for more information. www.fontlab.com § forum.fontlab.com
Visit www.aiganeworleans.org for graphic design info, events, and meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Lettering Arts Association (NOLAA) will meet November 14th at 9:30am at the North Kenner Branch Library (630 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner). Vince Mitchell and Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs will give a hands-on study of blackletter.
NOLAA meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 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. For more information visit www.neworleanscalligraphy.org