Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
The simple way to do that is use a simple big text message.
That may be OK for "Save The Whales", or "I love any shit Apple makes!" but is that all you really want to show and say?
The images here shows 2 of 8 options we were working with recently. If you just want to show the URL and a message of what that business does, then the top one may be fine. It will be easy to read from a distance and get a message across, but would it get someone to actually visit the site and look at the style of graphics samples?
Now the bottom image is more complicated, not so easy to read, but also has some visual samples and the URL. Would it get a second look? Would it possibly get someone to actually remember and look up the URL when they get home or to the office?
We have used the very affordable zazzle to make this bumper sticker to try out.
We don't have hard facts to support that one is better than the other, other than a bigger sign than a bumper sticker is better for business advertising on a car!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The same format, this time on car turbocharging. The animated blackboard illustrations were put together in After Effects, but it could have all been done directly in Movie Studio, as all the images are full frames generated from Photoshop.
It is supposed to be humorous and educational. It also demonstrates a cost effective method of producing an animated technical presentation using narration.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Basic animated narrator and black board illustrations. Additional frames drawn in Photoshop and put on the Vegas Movie Studio time line by hand….. more Anime than Disney.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
This is the first stage of producing a 2 minute edutainment video episode on race car, and other, technology. This is a series of story board images put to music and narration. The narrator being someone combining characteristics of Jeremy Clarkson and Stirling Moss. Hopefully combining humor, cool music and historic information. The information is carried in the "black board" diagrams and narration.
The next stage is to animate and lip sync the narrator and animate the black board drawings.
This format is for producing a series, with the mobile phone being the target platform. A series of different topics with different music soundtracks.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Here are some samples from our Car Caricatures Cartoons and Logos.
Art work for personnel use as well as for marketing, t-shirts and sign-age. We can do digitally painted sketches or production artwork in CorelDraw or Illustrator.
And this video is a short music video showing a number of our designs from concept scribble to finished illustrations.
Contact us for details.
Friday, May 6, 2011
In the last week, the google access seem to have gone back to what they were, after 12 months or so. If this continues then Goggle has unjumped that shark.
The original article...
The Google Analytics Dashboard Graph shows the date Google Jumped the Shark for useful web searching from our own monitoring and research. Despite their recent publicity, saying they had fixed the problems, we still find their search does not return what we actually want, compared to before this date.
In the last month or so, somethings are better. If you search for a datasheet from a major semiconductor manufacturer today, you may actually get the original site, and not some scrapper with nothing useful, trying to sell information that is freely supplied by the actual manufacturer.
A terrible shame, and we are still hoping they get their act together. Image search is still very very broken. The webmaster forum Google hosts is full of examples. They are always changing the algorithm, and you can see two massive cycles after the JTS date, until settling to their "un-impressive" state at the time of this post.
Try the image searches in google, bing, yahoo and any other search engine yourself and compare. You need to.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I am amazed at the number of people that have contacted us to do some logo illustration work as graphic designers cannot draw. We usually do some illustration part of a logo, but have no trouble doing the lot, contact us for details.
Friday, April 22, 2011
|Bumper Sticker Applied to a Windshield|
|The design in CorelDraw|
We used Cafepress for this stickers production, but have also used the Zazzles 11" x3" stickers. The Cafepress stickers are thicker and UV safe, so the image doesn't fade. The Zazzle sticker is thinner and fades.
This is a vector based design, contact us about your graphics design requirements.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
We have a Cafepress Gift Store and you might find something interesting there.
We have been doing this type of commercial illustration for over 20 years. Been on the Internet since 1995 and it is recently a shame that the Car Caricatures, Logos and Cartoons page isn't coming up in google searches like it was. It is great that we have some customers that keep coming back because they like what we do, and they don't need to find us!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Bing v Yahoo v Google.
Google is fighting SEO campaigns, spammers and scrappers. To counter it they are trying to work out what sites are "poor quality", and it isn't working, at least for the last 8 months...
Try the search "hot rod caricatures logos" in the image search of Bing, Yahoo and compare the results to that in Google. Bing and Yahoo give better results. Most people still use Google, myself included, but for the tests that I know what the answers should be, Google is broken. It isn't smart enough to have the context for keywords right..... it really is nothing to do with the leader of North Korea, or Oakland Raiders caps!!!
If Google does show something of ours, it is not from the original site, www.artandtechnology.com.au, but from a forum or scrapper site. That just isn't right. Not right at all.