Sunday, December 12, 2010

Naptown barBAYq

I recently (last night) completed a logo design for the first annual Naptown barBayq, which is a BBQ event, certified by KCBS, that has been scheduled for May 13-14 2011 in Annapolis, MD. It's being put on by the Parole Rotary Club to raise money for the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cancer Charity. Around 5,000 people are expected, and tons of vendors have already contacted them.

I'm pretty excited about having done this for them, even if it has never made sense to me why gleeful pigs are always used to promote BBQs... Anyway, here's the (almost) full process:

Actually this is post-thumbnail-rejection (and explaining to them that having the sails engulfed in flames does not remind one of delicious BBQ, and charity), pre-desperate-doodling.

They liked this last one, but wanted a Maryland state flag, too, so I sent another sketch.

"tight" sketches

color studies
(I couldn't change much, of course, because of the MD state flag having to be red/gold, pig needing to be pink, and ocean generally being viewed as blue)

screen shot while playing with type...

Final, vectored image!


vector doodle