Aberdeen Kettlebell Club have launched a new club team Polo Shirt in conjunction with ourselves. Early indications are that members are delighted with their new design, which was a collaboration between blog member Ray Wilson @ray-wilson and myself over the last week or so.
Take a look at the images below, kindly supplied by Ray, and let us know what you think. (Click on any thumbnail to open carousel).
The new version of the AKC Logo produced in Inkscape.
The new Rack and Reload Logo designed as a collaboration.
The new Rack and Reload design was based on Ray’s idea of using a line drawing of a person lifting 2 kettlebells and was brought into life by myself using the FOSS program Inkscape. The new AKC logo was vectorised by myself under Ray’s expert and extended guidance!
Please note that you can download Inkscape for yourselves by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
While out taking photos on Saturday around the Aberdeen area, it started to cloud over heavily and I decided to call it a day and make my way home. If I had stayed around, however, I could have taken some pretty spectacular shots of the flash flood that hit several areas of Aberdeen at about 3 o’clock.
Fortunately (for me) two of my work colleagues happened to be in Aberdeen at the right time and managed to get these shots on a mobile phone.
Think of this as a souvenir of summer 2012!
Another shot of the floods outside Pittodrie on Saturday. Click to enlarge image.
View outside Pittodrie stadium on Saturday afternoon. I drive past this about an hour before when the sun was out.
Photos courtesy of Andrew and Carol Greig. Please do not use without permission.
Don’t worry, you’re not in the wrong place, it’s just that, as I am in a particularly good mood today, I have decided to temporarily adopt the company nomenclature bestowed upon us by our friend and radio station owner Mr Kenny King. Why the good mood you might think to yourself, “Is Mintlaw basking in sunshine with Sid giving out free beer at the shop?” I hear you asking. I think that you are aware that the chances of that happening are somewhere between the chances of me winning the lottery (see earlier posting) and none at all. So why the good mood? Continue reading →
One of Aberdeen’s Lion Statues that can be seen in the city’s Duthie Park – the answer to last week’s puzzler.
I appreciate that I am a day early this week, but I am keen to get going on the exciting new developments on this site and feel that this competition will be the first to benefit from the new features.
Congratulations to all of you that managed to identify last week’s puzzler as one of the lion statues in Duthie Park in Aberdeen. I think that this was, perhaps, a little easier than the previous 2 weeks. If anyone wants to join in with this weekly competition by discussing their thoughts with other members, I have created a group forum just for you. All that you need to do is make a membership request to the group and, once accepted, you can add your own forum posts and join in with the discussions.
To enter the competition, simply identify the location of the image below and comment this post with “This week’s photograph was taken in ….” followed by the name of the town or village where you believe the shot to be taken. Correct answers will be shown in the ‘Comments’ area under this posting from noon on Wednesday.
This week’s location shot is here – click on the image for a larger view.
Where in the North east of Scotland would you find this Art Deco Tower?
There are no prizes for correct answers, this competition is just for fun. Happy googling!!
Back in March of this year, I wrote an article on this blog called “What makes a good logo?“. This article spawned a comment from Alec Gray, one of my friends who is heavily involved in marketing, stating that a “Brand” is far more than a logo, it is a way in which a company both thinks and conducts its business. Continue reading →
One of the hardest parts of my job is getting my customers to understand the suitability, or (often) otherwise, of the artwork that they give me to replicate. We are often sent tiny bitmap pictures of less than 100 x 100 pixels that are taken from the customer’s website and asked to use them on a football shirt or, even worse, a large advertising board. Continue reading →