National Poem In Your Pocket Day

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Today is national Poem In Your Pocket Day, so we’ve written a few art/design-related poems for anybody’s pockets.  The idea is to select a poem you like, put it in your pocket and share it throughout the day with co-workers, family, friends and enemies who will then become your friend after hearing your poem. Use one of ours or make your own. If you feel creative, send us your own art/design-related poems. Limericks seem to be the style of choice for Anda, but we welcome all types of poetry.

Limericks:

There once was a graphic designer,
Not the daughter of a coal miner;
She didn’t sing songs,
She built brands and blogs,
Everything was made to look finer.

There once was a young one named Roy,
Who was a colorful little boy;
He had knowledge to give,
Because his last name was Biv,
G. he’s the spectrum of joy.

Oh how I love the primaries,
Not the Newts vs. Romneys;
The yellows and blues,
And also reds, too,
Mixed: oranges, violets and greenies.

There once was a blogger named Fay,
Whose writing was in a bit of disarray;
She had to keep going,
Content she needed to be showing,
Or the client she works for won’t pay.

And a failed attempt at haiku:

Designer writing poem
Not a natural medium for her
Done

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Pantone chairs

I saw these chairs somewhere in Chicago’s Gold Coast, er, Pantone 871 Coast neighborhood last weekend.

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Makalu California™ Website and Facebook Page

Dynasty Footwear has produced and released their website and Facebook page for the Makalu California™ product line.

Visit them at www.makalucalifornia.com and like them on Facebook!

To read more about Anda’s branding and design work with the Makalu California product line, visit our previous post.

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London Underground Rebranding Project

Anda Creative recently finished working on a rebranding project with Dynasty Footwear. The existing brand needed a facelift (or in this case, a footlift), including a logo redesign, new displays and packaging. The project debuted at last week’s Spring Fashion Footwear Association show in NYC.  We’d like to give a special thanks to Matt Summers-Sparks, editor of The London Report, for providing some of the London photographs used in this project.London_Underground

 

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Updated Logo and Environmental Graphics for Cardinalis Consulting LLC

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We always enjoy receiving photos of design projects in-use by our clients. Cathy of Cardinalis Consulting asked Anda to update their logo and to create a portable banner display. We answered with a colorful solution.

 

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Eat More Kale…and help an artist!

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I heard this story on my way home last night and thought it would be a good one to share. Vermont artist, Bo Muller-Moore is fighting charges from fast food giant Chick-fil-A over trademark infringement. Chick-fil-A claims Muller-Moore’s “Eat More Kale” T-shirt slogan is too similar to its own “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign.

To read NPR’s full story, click here. To order your very own Eat More Kale shirt, or to show support for the small-town artist who promotes local agriculture, click here.

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Yep, we design invitations and cards!

Sure, you can find cheaper cards at Walgreen’s, but so can everyone else. The exact same cards. If your event is special, let us know and we’ll add some extra love.

  • Holiday cards
  • Holiday party invitations
  • Wedding invitations
  • Save-the-date-cards
  • Corporate invitations
  • Birthday cards
  • Special event announcements
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2011 FFANY New York Shoe Expo: Dynasty Footwear Showrooms

Anda just returned from a great trip to NYC. Dynasty Footwear was showing during the FFANY Shoe Show last week (Nov. 29 – Dec. 1), so we jumped at the opportunity to visit with our cool and creative friends at Dynasty and to see the results of our latest collaboration: Makalu™ California.

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We were tasked with creating a Southern California-influenced branding design for the Women’s, Girl’s and Men’s Makalu California shoe lines. This included logos, packaging and brand books. In addition, we designed fixtures for displaying the shoes in their showrooms.

The Dynasty Footwear showrooms looked fantastic! We were happy to see the project’s final pieces come to fruition, and to see exactly how well our graphic designs worked with Dynasty’s innovative and stylish shoe designs. Now that we have seen the actual space for this event, watch out for next year! Well, unless they change venues without telling us.

Thanks again, Dynasty!

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We’re off to the Acres USA Conference

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Back Forty Creative will be at the Acres USA Conference again this year. The conference runs from December 8 through December 10 in Columbus, OH. If you’re planning on attending, feel free to stop by booth #510 to learn how our design services can help your sustainable agriculture business grow by creating a new logo/branding system, website, printed brochure, exhibit displays, etc. Or, feel free to drop by just to say hello. If you can’t find us, we’ll be next to the booth with the tasty organic lollipops.

And if you’re looking for more people to visit, find our friends:
AgriEnergy Resources
All Star Trading
Working Farms Capital

See you there!

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B.E.S.T. New Website for B.E.S.T. Wealth Management

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Anda Creative recently worked with St. Louis-based B.E.S.T. Wealth Management LLC to design and develop their new website. Built using WordPress CMS integration, and linked to their social media feeds, the site is easily maintained and auto-populated with new content. If this site were a high school senior, it would be voted Most Populated.  Visti the site at: www.bestwealth.net

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