Monday, September 27, 2004

Virgin Galactic

In one week, all the pent-up hopes for space development seem to be popping! Virgin Galactic , Richard Branson's new venture, has signed with Paul G. Allen and Burt Rutan to build a tourist sub-orbital vehicle!

I'm so relieved I can hardly stand it.

Then we see that Robert Bigelow has announce a $50 million prize for an orbital tourist vehicle. The man really does want to get people up to his space hotel!

And of course we're all waiting for a sucCessful X-Prize flight. Go Burt!

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Coffee For Thought

I saved the client from having to hang a furniture grade piece of lumber by being a little clever. The wood pattern is a 3M print of a photo I took, and then wrapped around an aluminum and wood box. The whole sign is therefore about 25 lbs, rather than 100 lbs.

I got to use my sculptor skills, too, making this dimensional coffee mug!

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Sometimes a logo is too much.

This is the face of a business card for my new friend Carolyn. That's not the real spelling of her name, but that's how she's chosen to Americanize it so we pronounce it correctly. I apparently can't even pronounce my last name correctly ( I say VAN dee WALL ee, but it's fahn d' VWAHLL uh) so any time someone makes the effort, I think it's a great act of community.


She came to me thinking she needed a logo, but after just a few minutes it became clear that what she really needed is a theme. So over time, we'll make a few basic business tools that have the big white space, and the purple/lavender/light green colors, but each piece will have a different, flowing form on it. I think it'll work out.

This first piece, the business card, is hopefully a great start.

Hm. As I take a fresh look, a week or so after designing it, I see echoes of some of the fine art I've done. That's pretty cool. Carolyn deserves more of a fine art look rather than a corporate look.