Posted on August 20, 2014 by Derek Price
Posted on May 20, 2013 by Derek Price
Bowling Green, KY
Melissa Strautman is a Massage Therapist who began this Kentucky startup in 2012. She contacted me for her massage studio logo design while she was starting to devise her business plan.
Kentucky massage studio logo design storyMelissa wanted to create a high class logo design which used a color scheme that was both cool and soothing. She first asked me to incorporate her favorite flower, the sweet lavender, as a focal point of the mark. I set the tall serif font in both matching and complimentary shades of purple. Finally, the simplified flower image crosses over to complete the letter “X” in the word FIX. The word FIX is larger than the word MASSAGE in order to stand out and get the end point across. Here is the one place to go in order to get your “fix”! My client was very happy with the end result I provided. This logo perfectly represents her growing brand to her target demographics. Moms-to-be, as well as other busy adults in need of a relaxing therapeutic massage, all see this mark and know it represents quality. See an example of the simplified logo on the business’ front door on the right. Do you live in Western Kentucky, and are in need of a skilled, dedicated massage artist? Visit MassageFIX online and make an appointment for yourself!
Contact me for your logo designAre you starting your business from the ground up, or do you need a new image? Whether you are the owner a massage therapy studio, or a provider of another professional service, you can trust me with your brand. I can and will provide a solution you can use for any application, from television ads and billboards to uniforms and apparel. Contact me for your logo design today.
Posted on September 19, 2012 by Derek Price
Bad Apple Records
Bowling Green, KY
Record label shirt design is always fun, but these two arts were very special to me. Bad Apple Records printed these shirts to commemorated the tenth anniversary of this seminal independent music label. I have been involved with the label in different capacities since its inception, so it was a no brainer for me to design these shirts. Bad Apple has released records in several genres, including efforts from my previous bands Stellar Kin and Redfoot.
Record label shirt design storyBoth shirts feature variations on the Bad Apple logo that I designed back in 2002. First, the burgundy t-shirt with yellow gold ink uses the complete “grunge” variation of the logo. This was easy to design. All I had to do was recolor and resize my original mark to stretch all the way across the chest. Next, the navy blue shirt features a parody of the famous Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star shoe insignia. The circular image features a white background. I recreated the stitching pattern reaching all the way around the edge. Then, I typed out “Bad Apple Records” in a Courier style font in red, mimicking the original design. I set “Since 2001” in a handwriting style script. Finally, I placed the full apple core in the center in place of the star from Converse’s original design. All of the blue design elements are actually reversed out of the white circle, as is the grunge weathering. This way, I was able to keep the number of screen printed colors down to two. The label sold a ton of these shirts, and their tenth anniversary show was also a huge success.
Contact me for your record label shirt designAre you an independent record label owner? Do you need graphic design for shirts, hats, or hoodies? You’re in luck, because it’s my specialty! Contact me today!
Posted on May 13, 2010 by Derek Price
Bowling Green, KY
I made this CD graphic design for Kentucky indie rock band Stellar Kin. I founded the hardcore emo trio in 2000 while studying at Murray State University. By 2002, the lineup was solidified and we began recording and touring. “We Need to Know” was our 2004 full length sophomore release on Bad Apple Records. It features conceptual design and photography by myself, as well as posed photography by the famed Neil Visel. Holly Stewart of Stewartography posed for the front and back cover.