been hyper busy lately, not much time to blog. Spent most of last week working on a new logo for Chasing Legends. It's always hard to say you've worked a long time on something because when you throw it out there for others to see, it's very easy for someone to say, "Huh, that sucks." So I try to fall back to words from a wise professor I had in art school who asked, "Do you know the difference between an artist and a designer?" Of course I didn't. "An artist is sincere, he works on a painting because he needs to. He simply has to and so he does. His decisions are his own and they are beyond reproach. You may say what you want about his work but that will only be your opinion. A designer works to get paid so if those who are paying for the work don't like what they see, the designer is in trouble and must change his work to please those who write the checks. Whatever you do in life, know which one you are."
Well here I am 20 years later wondering which I am. I am working my ass off on a movie because I love it and I'm passionate about it. Sounds like an artist. I don't get paid. Also sounds like an artist. But I hope to get paid. Lots. Maybe catch the attention of a Hollywood studio, get some really exciting jobs lined up, direct a big budget film. And then get paid more. Does that make me a designer of films? Or maybe, ... a "DIRECTOR" ??? Sure as it's cold outside tonight I have to please those who watch my film so I really have the worst of both worlds. All of the scrutiny but none of the pay. When the hell did I sign up for this? I think that jackass instructor did nothing but confuse me. No wonder it took me 5 years to get a 4 year degree. In ART.
So while I labor over my label take a look at my latest creation, which was not all mine but a collaborative effort from the Gripped Films family of designers which to me makes it even better. Keep in mind the criteria this was designed for - it had to reflect an array of very specific things:
Tour de France - it's passion, history, grit, countryside, villages, grandeur, ceremony, toughness, suffering, pain, glory - professional cycling at it's highest level, movement, speed and of course the feeling of LEGENDS
(click on it to see a larger version)
If you think it sucks, just keep it to yourself. If you like it by all means, let me know. That will be the closest thing to a paycheck I get this week!!!