I recently had the honor of revamping my good buddy Will Roegge\’s logo. He wanted to give his old logo a fresh look, as well as format it with text and without. The original logo utilized lineart of a panda bear, which was a good starting point.
In addition to giving the panda some new life, I decided to do the same to the type. I will love Helvetica \’til the day I die… but I opted for the slightly more mature look of another personal favorite of mine: ITC Avant Garde. I modified the W and the R by hand, and love how the two letters interact with each other. For the non-text logo, I added some gradation to the logotype as if the panda were casting a shadow on the letters. A few subtle nuances tied the Gs together quite nice for the text version, which we opted out on the gradation for.
This was a fun logo to work on, and I am really pleased with how it turned out! I am working on some other projects with Will… so stay tuned!
The second tee was specific to Gardella Racing utilizing the logo that I created for them. I think both of these turned out awesome! I\’m definitely stoked to be working with Gary and his team! Keep an eye out for more rad stuff from the Gardella camp in the near future!
Finally finished up a new t-shirt design for Slide Style™. I\’ve been wanting to make an over-the-top \’METAL\’ tee for a long time. I tried making other metal logos for it in the past with little luck… but out of nowhere I felt super-inspired, and cranked the logo out from scratch using the pen tool in Illustrator. I am beyond happy with the result. The shirts are printed on an old-school raglan tee for that added metal vibe.
They are available now in limited quantities on Slide Style™!
This project started out as a way to help the Forza community in their painting efforts. I have received many requests for high-res graphics to use as reference in the painting process. I then used that as an excuse to get better acclimated with Adobe Illustrator, and create a comprehensive guide to the vehicle\’s 2007 livery. I have always enjoyed technical drawings in their precise structure and perfection. One thing led to another, and the next thing I know… I spent an insane amount of countless hours creating this. I learned a lot about Illustrator in the process, and it is my hope that this will help any aspiring Forza painters re-create the car\’s likeness.
I have a ton of respect for everyone painting Forza replicas. I (still) don\’t have a 360 to be familiar with the process, but as far as I know… the tools available are very crude and difficult to use. This painter\’s pack took me FOREVER, and I already had most of the graphics on file! I cannot fathom how long it takes to create some of these replicas. Hats off to all you Forza painters for your hard work and attention to detail!
Click here to download the Painter\’s Pack. (7.4mb – 5400x3600px)