When I first decided to do a blog, I promised myself that I would write it for me: If people read it, great, but that wouldn't be the point.
For the most part I've managed to keep that promise. Which means that when my blog brings me something awesome, it is awesomeness + the delightful surprise that someone actually reads this thing.
I received an email not too long ago. Lauren and Mark Goodman are opening a village pub in Hertford Heath (in England guys. That means they're classy.) on December first, called The Goat. Lauren had been poking around the internet looking for logo ideas, had found my goat post, and was wondering if I would be willing to develop one of them into a logo for her.
Um, YES. (Lauren's offer of an ale on the house should I ever get out to England wasn't the primary factor in my decision to take the job, but... English ale. And home cooked pub grub. These are not things one dismisses lightly.)
It'd been a while since I'd done a proper logo design, so I had to dust off my Illustrator skills. Although it was more like a long neglected outdoor grill than a misplaced tchotchkie... steel wool and a respirator, not a feather duster.
I hadn't used Illustrator since I got my tablet, and that makes for a very different user interface. Mostly a much less frustrating one. Since this turned out so well, (and with a minimum of pulling my own hair out) I am suddenly I am getting ideas for projects that should be done in Illustrator.
I feel an artistic tangent coming on.