Some more excellent snack food package design, this time on a bag of Sunny Side Potato Chips. I don’t know the date but the phone number “Sunnyvale 3794” might be a clue.

Some more excellent snack food package design, this time on a bag of Sunny Side Potato Chips. I don’t know the date but the phone number “Sunnyvale 3794” might be a clue.

This c. 1950s Blue Bell Potato Chips bag is the most perfect example of mid-century graphic design I’ve seen in a long time. Let’s appreciate it together.

Assorted Coca-Cola soda cans with the vintage diamond logo pattern, c. 1955-1969.

Assorted Coca-Cola soda cans with the vintage diamond logo pattern, c. 1955-1969.

Rainboeing the Skies (1971), an ad introducing the new Boeing 747 to El Al Israeli Airlines by graphic designer Dan Reisinger.

Rainboeing the Skies (1971), an ad introducing the new Boeing 747 to El Al Israeli Airlines by graphic designer Dan Reisinger.

1964 ad for The Virginian, on WGAL-TV (Lancaster, PA). Love the rather spartan graphic design on this one.

1964 ad for The Virginian, on WGAL-TV (Lancaster, PA). Love the rather spartan graphic design on this one.

Popular Mechanics ad extract, February 1930.

Popular Mechanics ad extract, February 1930.

Here are a bunch of fast food burger chain logos from over the past several decades. For an exhaustive history of how the logos for these top 10 U.S. chains have developed, check this out

So I’ve decided that after utilizing a number of different visual identities for my various online endeavors - all of which had involved re-purposing old advertising art - it was time to create something unique.
This is very much a work in progress, but it’s a start. I think it will stand out as a small icon and as a larger image as well. This is the full version, with the site name, but I plan on using other versions with and without the wordmark around the circle.
I whipped this up in Illustrator, which was my first time using it (I’ve always been a photoshop guy). Despite being just a circle with some text, it was surprisingly difficult to create. And I’m sure I screwed up the spacing and whatnot.
Anyway, for those who see this and care, what do you think?

So I’ve decided that after utilizing a number of different visual identities for my various online endeavors - all of which had involved re-purposing old advertising art - it was time to create something unique.

This is very much a work in progress, but it’s a start. I think it will stand out as a small icon and as a larger image as well. This is the full version, with the site name, but I plan on using other versions with and without the wordmark around the circle.

I whipped this up in Illustrator, which was my first time using it (I’ve always been a photoshop guy). Despite being just a circle with some text, it was surprisingly difficult to create. And I’m sure I screwed up the spacing and whatnot.

Anyway, for those who see this and care, what do you think?

Original 1959 hand-silk screened color poster for the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System attraction at Disneyland.

Original 1959 hand-silk screened color poster for the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System attraction at Disneyland.