Posted on October 14, 2016 by Derek Price
Posted on September 24, 2016 by Derek Price
Muhlenberg County Public Libraries referred WCPL to me since I had performed work for them in the past. Wolfe County Public Library’s existing website was not up to snuff. It was very out of date. Worse than that, it was inaccessible for patrons. They needed a responsive website design makeover. I was ready to work with their staff in order to create the solution.
Feature rich responsive website design in KentuckyThe new website layout’s look centered around green hues. These echo the logo design that I created. A responsive slider is the centerpiece of the layout. Photos of their beautiful facilities and their happy patrons using their services greet users. Their events calendar is yet another premium feature. It displays upcoming children’s storytimes and special library programs. Staff can easily update the library calendar using this responsive website design. I created a tutorial video to help. Wolfe County residents can also subscribe to their events directly using their own online calendar apps. Is your website hard to use? If so, all the special features and attractive graphics are pointless. The site condenses down nicely on any device. Mobile devices reveal a convenient flyout menu. A local library is a lot more than just a media collection. It is also a community center. Whether using a desktop computer, mobile phone, or tablet, WCPL’s catalog is universally accessible. All users can now learn what their local library can do for them. Both patrons and staff were pleased with their finished product. Woo! View the library site here.
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Posted on August 20, 2014 by Derek Price
Driftwood Gypsy is a popular jam band based here in Lexington, Kentucky. I played in an alternative indie rock band at the time named Analog Apostles. We shared the stage at this event with them and my friends from Owensboro band Why They Came at local pub Al’s Bar. I had never used an Ancient Japan theme before. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to incorporate one in the concert poster graphic design.
Asian theme concert poster graphic design
First, I sought out some royalty-free Japanese illustrations for the collage. These included two geisha girls from ancient paintings, which came together to form the foreground focal image. I also added branches from two hibiscus trees with pink cherry blossoms behind them. Pink clouds roll peacefully in the upper section behind the headlining band’s name. I had set the stage for the information in the foreground. I set each of the band names in a bold white specialty font with an Asian style. Also, I heavily stroked and shadowed the text for contrast against the bright red background.
I wrote the other information about the gig in a fine brush font. I intended for the large white floating bubbles which contain the text, as well as the QR code, to mimic paper lanterns. Many of the attendees of the gig complimented me on the eye-catching pop art qualities of this flyer. The end result was a composition that is striking, yet also displays an air of both calmness and serenity. This show had a great crowd. I certainly am not taking all of the credit for the attendance number. However, it certainly did not hurt that I printed and posted this concert poster graphic design all around the neighborhood.
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Posted on August 6, 2014 by Derek Price
Pick it up! The Rough Customers are Lexington, KY’s only third wave ska band – as far as we know! In 2014, my band at the time Analog Apostles performed with them and Nashville, TN soul rockers Ravenhill. Ravenhill made a tour stop in Lexington at the Sidecar, next door to Al’s Bar. The Rough Customers’ live show is all about fun, and that’s the vibe I was going for with this concert poster design.
Large format concert poster design
The featured photo of the classic pin-up girl and phonograph was given a “washed out” effect, which I made by reducing the colors using Adobe Illustrator. I then added the hypnotizing bright blue swirl in the background to enhance the kitsch factor. I lettered the bands’ names in a watermelon red using the retro “Badaboom” font, since it always signals good times. Additionally, I used the “Cherry Cream Soda” font for the other text, completing the poster’s vintage 50s feel. Finally, I added a QR code to the concert poster design so that potential concert goers could RSVP to the event on Facebook by scanning the poster with their smartphones.
The Rough Customers never disappoint when they take the stage, and always draw a big crowd. This show was definitely no different, since we filled the small room to capacity. I would like to think that my eye catching design helped with that aspect. I always design and print my 11×17″ posters to promote shows and other events that I put together. The large format gives me more canvas to play with. It is also more eye catching than a letter sized flyer when hung in store windows.
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