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.