Wednesday, June 20, 2007

An Award Winning Illustration!

The New Hampshire Creative Club's 19th Annual Exhibition and Award ceremony was last night (For an explanation of the NHCC see previous post). The festivities were held in the Manchester photography studios of Althea Haropulos. The studio is housed in a beautiful riverside mill building–lots of brick, hard wood and tall windows. An enviable space–sure beats my cluttered studio.

The Exhibition honors design professionals in New Hampshire. Award categories include best design, web, photography, copy writing , student work and of course illustration. The Portsmouth Ballroom logo was entered by Harbour Light Strategic Marketing (they commissioned me to create the logo).

The competition was strong and I didn't think a logo would win. Compared to more detailed and colorful illustrations my logo looked woefully simple. I am happy to win but still fear the judges made a mistake!

The ballroom logo started as brush and ink drawing that was then scanned and manipulated in Adobe Illustrator.

8 comments:

JOHN B. WATSON said...

Sure it's a logo, but it's mostly illustration. Don't feel guilty for winning--it's good! If you feel bad, you can always give the award to me. It's solid work and probably was the best of what was submitted. Just don't get too cocky:) Congrats!

mrschili said...

Congratulations! Sometimes simple IS better; don't second-guess yourself!

JOHN B. WATSON said...

Your last blog post was on 6/20. Time to update the blog. Let's see some new sketches of whatever you've been working on lately. Your fans demand it!

mrschili said...

Hear, hear!!

Kizz said...

Hey, while we're on the subject, I'm a fellow EHS alum, actually I went to school with you from the time we were about 8. Are you headed to the reunion in a couple of weeks, I'd love to have a chance to chat.

Kizz said...

Sorry, there was a first para there that somehow didn't get typed, just thought. It was supposed to go something like this:

"Congratulations, there's nothing wrong with the judges.

I'm glad to see Mrs. Chili commenting. It's good to have support from the past."

then a nice segue into my original comment.

JOHN B. WATSON said...

Wow! 6 comments. That's a new record. I managed to do some sketching today despite my boo-boo head (as my nephews would say:) I'll post some new stuff this week. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve (hint, hint) This comment makes 7. You beat me!

Kizz said...

Yippee! Have a great vacation and I'll see you on the 21st!