Of all the famous rock-gardens in history, only one has survived. This is the so-called “Lion Garden” in SuZhou. The Lion Grove Garden was built in 1342 during the Yuan Dynasty by a Zen Buddhist monk, Wen Tianru, in memory of his teacher Abbot Zhongfeng. At that time the garden was part of the Bodhi Orthodox Monastery.
Doodled this today afternoon.
the Dude abides
Somehow this very important project has vanished when I redesigned my website, well it gave me a chance to make an even better walkthrough, enjoy.
My capoeira camarada – Paulo runs Qualita company in Hanzgou, China. With a help of his colleges he assists small companies in doing safe business with Chinese suppliers and factories. I was in charge of the design department.
My client was talking to his business partners and said:
“We need a professional logo like Qualita’s logo: STRONG, SIMPLE, GOOD LOOKING, SOLID, NEW/NOT OLD. Paulo, how did you get such a good logo ?”
Qualita business card with a glossy finishing. Less is more.
Now for the very first time I’m revealing a secret behind the STRONG “Q”. I was looking through many fonts and tried to find the one that suits best for the task, however all of them just didn’t feel right… then I decided to take a break and watch a movie.
Yes, Qulita’s logo was developed around the Terminator font. I tweaked the letter “Q” a bit and made the symbol more balanced.
Super SOLID look was achieved by applying the Golden Ration rule to business card layout design. Instant impression for potential clients: “We Rock!”
To tell you the truth I was really into another idea on the early stages of the project, let me explain:
This GIF below makes me so tranquil, I can watch it all day. AaaarrghHH! Pipe all hands on deck!! Arrrghh!
After that crazy idea was shelved we started developing the Qualita Store.
A very first design doodle of the “Qualita store”.
Bells and whistles.
Logo evolution of one of my most favorite brands – Rip Curl. Love the simplicity of the last one and a font on the very first one.
Clever ads designed for “the College for Creative Studies” by Team Detroit.
Talk to your kids about art school!
Logo design I made recently for a website and Twitter hashtag – KchatAP (Kindergarten chat Asia Pacific) a place where early childhood educators in the region can communicate and collaborate.
Initial sketches and ideas.
Great shots of Bruce Lee and his teacher – YeWen.
Logo design for a Russian Lion Dance crew and their Chinese teahouse. From the start I had a challenge to combine several absolutely different symbols in one logo, first of all the client wanted to see a steam of freshly brewed tea that coming out of Gaiwan (Chinese tea brewing bowl). Besides that the logo should somehow represent the Lion Dance as well. Challenge accepted!
As usual I want to share with you my logo development process. First I started with some tea.
Tea + steam + Gaiwan
Rough sketch of my idea.