Happy Thanksgiving/Auburn hate week! I'm a proud alum from the University of Alabama (roll tide) so this week is a very exciting one. Besides being off work and whopping Auburn's ass in football, I'm happy to have some down time to get more work done. I mentioned in a recent post that I'm finally getting out of my own head and finally designing my branding. I created a top secret Pinterest board a few months ago with the best images I could find that represent my aesthetic and what I want my brand to look like.
I plan to write a post about my branding process soon but one thing that I always do is create a Pinterest/Mood board with images and then I analyze each one to figure out what is it that I like about it. When I look at my board I see a lot of trippy/hologram images (I have a whole board full of weird shit here). Realizing that helped me narrow down the type of patterns I want to have. I did a ton of research on how I can create these type of images and started experimenting with my brand colors until I came up with the weird stuff you see above.
I'm currently reading a book called "The War of Art" where the Author, Steven Pressfield focuses on the idea of resistance and how that term keeps us from doing 99% of our dreams. Its one of those books that you read and every sentence you're like "Yep thats me" I feel like he knows all of the answers to kick you in the ass and make you work on your future. Its a short read that I HIGHLY recommend. With the extra kick from Steven I'm just going for it... whatever it is I want to do I'm just taking the first steps to do it. One of my favorite quotes is from MLK "Faith is taking the first step, even when you can't see the whole staircase." Even though I usually apply that to my life in general, it applies to design as well.... I may not know what my entire brand may look like, but I'm taking the steps to build it... and this weird stuff is step 1.
Happy holidays! and if you're working on cool shit over the break or just want to comment on how weird these patterns are, feel free to let me know!