Recently at the shop, I have had some downtime to work on some projects that will be upcoming. While it has not been too busy, the creative juices don't ever really get turned off.
So what I wanted to do was still create. Create create create! When you stop, your mind stops turning.
One of the first things I created was a baseball themed idea. One of my favorite baseball players growing up was Chris Sabo. He was a Third Baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Though his stats were not mind-blowing, he was still a key cog in their Championship run in 1990. What made Chris Sabo unique is he wore big lens crafters goggles.
So in baseball, there has been a run on a scientific premise known as saber metrics. Sabermetrics, according to Wikipedia, is defined as:
"Sabermetrics is the empirical analysis of baseball, especially baseball statistics that measure in-game activity. Sabermetricians collect and summarize the relevant data from this in-game activity to answer specific questions."
So what I wanted to do is tie both Sabo and sabermetrics together. When you do, you get...SABOmetrics. Here is a design I came up with!(stand-alone png)
Next, I have also been working on a wedding line of shirts for our shop. Our business not only runs a t-shirt shop, but also a wedding venue. When you have both, they can work together. With the influx of wedding parties and pre-wedding parties, we have thought for a good amount of time that it would be wise to create shirts that would entice brides-to-be and grooms-to-be to purchase shirts that they either think is clever, funny or just endearing. In this time, one design in particular, I am quite fond of. Here is that design.
It focuses on the word ring, turning the font into a ring, plus showcasing the idea of love in matrimony in a silhouette inside the "O". Really cool.
The final thing I had been working on is a backdrop for a photoshoot for the radio station that is on site. Though it is simple enough, it was quite a pain to get the font wording and photos to align perfectly. Also, I had to make it to scale and the scale of this thing was huge, roughly 5 feet X 10 feet. But the design came out well and we are looking to post some these shots rather soon. Here is the design!
It's fun to keep the creative juices flowing and I'm glad to see that so many people in this community are sharing their work. While there is a lot, I'd love to see more! Creatives unite!