Friday, 27 April 2012

Gift Shops

I really had fun visitng a few gift shops in Bristol and collecting samples of their shop bags, business cards, stickers and asking a few main questions about their logos and store names.

The questions I asked were:

1. How did you come up with your store name? and is there a particular reason for choosing it?

2. Why have you chosen the Font you have for your Store Name/Sign?

3. What is the official logo?

4. How did you come up with the logo? and why have you chosen this particular design and its colours? 

5. Do you provide a gift wrap service and what is special about it?

The shops I visited were:

♥ Kondi
♥ One Hundred 
♥ Iota Bristol
♥ Vinegar Hill
♥ Cath Kidson
♥ Evolution
♥ Artemis

I definitely recommend a visit even just to their websites! :D

Thursday, 26 April 2012

New Brief

So, my new, main and final brief for graphic design is to Design a Logo for a Retail Establishment. 

One of my favourite type of shop apart from clothing stores of course, are GIFT SHOPS! I loveeee all the quirky and cute things they sell and so thought that this is a perfect opportunity for me to research and visit more gift shops in order to develop a logo for my chosen retail establishment - gift shop.


Now as part of my graphic design project, I have looked up different types of packaging online and printed some templates (NOT DESIGNED BY ME!) however I altered some. I had a go at making some bags and boxes in order to explore what type of packaging I could make. 

Heart Box

Heart Box - Lid Closed

Heart Box - Lid Open.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Mini Brief

I have been given a Brief to design the Logo and come up with a Name for a ...

Perfume Shop

What I need to do:
  • The 1st step I'll take is looking up Perfume Bottles and their Logos.
  • I will then go and photograph and collect business cards from perfume shops in Town.
  • Create a Name.
  • Design a Logo based on the name.