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 June 20th at 3pm. Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs will give a presentation on alphabet design for type. There will be a work session after the presentation.
Font Club is a free informal group that meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month to work on typeface design. We usually have a presentation followed by a work session designing, scanning and importing glyphs into FontLab or Fontographer to create a typeface. Call Vince or Yvette at (504) 525-4691 for more information or if you have any questions.Fontlab font editors
Visit www.aiganeworleans.org for graphic design info, events, and meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Lettering Arts Association 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
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
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.