I had just finished a week-long, self-inflicted, sketch-a-day challenge. The right side of my brain was awake and ready for action – what now? Back home in VT, family news included that a classic car was being worked on to be made ready for a winter tuck-in, i.e. storage. Classic cars are fun to draw… and retro fonts, what fun! “Like Old” was born.
Well, the idea, anyway. Some time was spent googling classic car images. A little more time was spent sketching.
Once I reached the point to start creating a vector, I worked in black to let the form of the design, fonts, and layout stand out without distraction until I was satisfied with what I had.
For color, blue stood out in my mind as the best choice for the logo, honestly because no other color really worked for me. Pink or orange? Yikes. Green? It’s a car repair shop, not a greenhouse. Yellow? Too light. Purple? Don’t get me wrong, I love purple, but not here. Blue is quiet but subtly fun when combined with the vintage-style design. I played around with a maroon a bit as well, which also worked, but blue was the clear winner.
And here we are, final product! Now I want a classic car…
Hi! I'm a designer, artist, and daughter of back-to-the land, hippy dippy Vermont. I recently started a new adventure, and now call Buffalo, New York my home. Designs that have an organic, whimsical feel are my favorite to create, but I also like to challenge myself and take a crack at something outside of my comfort zone every once in a while. This blog is an extension of my recent passion projects. I've been creating designs for the sake of designing, exploring my own style, and growing as an artist and designer. Please enjoy!