Zazios Restaurant and Bar is opening it’s doors to the public on Friday, but Jane and I got invited to an invite only “soft opening” of the restaurant and were treated to a full complement of their new menu and drinks, along with being able to see the amazing job the architects and contractors did in implementing my design/identity system into the newly-refurbished venue.
I am proud to announce that I have re-designed the identity system for the KALAMAZOO WINGS Hockey Organization of Kalamazoo, Michigan. I’ve been working on this since late summer, and the official launch of the new system will be taking place at the final game of the Hockey Heritage Week celebration at Wings Stadium this Saturday. I’m really proud of this system, and as the team transitions into the new identity, it will be part of the uniforms, advertising and overall trade dress of the organization. I hope my designs will enhance and continue the long and proud tradition of the Kalamazoo Wings, a part of Kalamazoo since I was a kid. Guess watching “Slapshot” enough times paid off, eh?
February is a huge month for me revealing design projects that I’ve been working on the past months. Two big reveals happen this coming weekend, one on Friday, February 5th, and one on Saturday, the 6th! Both are for projects I’m really honored to have worked on, and even better, are hometown projects that I’m happy to help contribute to Kalamazoo being a great place to live. Check back to the site on Monday, February 7th for the all new launch pages on both projects!
With the years (gulp, decades) of playing music for people at house and dance parties, I finally decided to splurge and get myself a proper DJ deck to do it correctly. Welcome the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, a workhorse of the DJ trade, with all kinds of great on-the-fly editing and beatmixing capabilities. As much as I love art, music is an equally strong muse for me, and this is a very powerful tool to convert my collection of music into a flow of beats and breaks into a seamless dance floor stream. But for now, I’m just going to look at all of the pretty lights and flashing meters.