In light of the Washington Nationals World Series Championship victory last night; I thought I’d share this recent logo design I re-imagined for my barber Ruben Soriano (ig: @barber_gang3) of Whoskie’s Barbershop in South El Monte, CA.
The premise was to employ the iconic “W” of the center of the Washington Nationals logo and mold fonts to work with and around the “W,” as-well-as use the same color scheme as it’s predecessor.
The “W” is also used as a common counter-culture reference to “West Side,” or “West Coast,” most famously popularized by Westside Connection and other Hip-Hop artist of the time. This, in conjunction with the name of “Whoskies Barbershop,” makes for an amalgamation of similar tastes and shared design livery.
Credit Repair Solutions is (as their name denotes) a solutions provider who help clients improve their credit scores. They strategically work with creditors to resolve any outdated, inaccurate, or negative items that adversely affect their client(s) credit scores. They have over 15 years of experience, and a proven track-record that their credit dispute process will deliver results, guaranteed…
Credit Coach Rolando Castro had the Credit Repair Solutions logo in JPEG format, but not the original artwork files (in digital/vector format). No worries! We recreated the logo exactly, and were then able to expand the brand by replicating it in a variety of ways (see top image above).
Next, we created his business cards with all pertinent information:
We continued the livery (theme) we created in the business cards on-forward to the design of their Credit Repair Solutions 8.5in x 5.5in postcard/flyer advertisement:
Finally, Credit Coach Rolando Castro requested we create a 24in x 36in poster for him to hang in his office lobby. Just as we did for business cards and postcard/flyer advertisement, we continued the design aesthetics forward into the design of his poster in order to, “tie it all together.” That is, to make all marketing collateral unified in it’s presentation.
We at Republic Design Company would like to sincerely thank Credit Coach Rolando Castro and the entire team over at Credit Repair Solutions for their continued support in the design and production of all their marketing collateral…
“Mariposa, (in Spanish)” means “Butterfly, (in English).” As the name denotes, we knew we’d need to incorporate ‘butterfly-esque‘ elements into our design. Next, we knew that Mariposa Bakery (aside from baking a variety of tasty treats), specializes in ‘themed cakes’ for a variety of events, (like weddings and quinceañeras). We took all the design direction our client gave us (like color palette and other design direction) and created a series of logo design variations:
After our client selected the featured logo design, we then proceeded in created the Mariposa Bakery Logo Style-Guide. The Logo Style-Guide is an instruction sheet that helps clients understand the various file-formats their logo is saved in and what the different uses are intended for. We at Republic Design Company pride ourselves on educating our clients on proper logo usage techniques and are always available to assist our clients on an on-going basis…
The Logo Style-Guide is saved in Adobe Illustrator File (.ai) format, Portable Document Format File (.pdf) format, Jpeg File (.jpg) format, and Ping File (.png) format:
We expanded the logo/brand/identity of the Mariposa Bakery logo into the design of their business cards. The “livery” of the Mariposa Bakery Brand was expanded and is visible on front and back of the business card. They opted for a 16 point card stock with full UV coat on the front, flat/matt on back. Included with all pertinent contact information, and popular social media platform “instagram;” the cards came-out great…
Finally, our clients asked we design their order (NCR) forms. We took their old order form and completely revamped + cleaned-up the design and layout for easier, more clear flow/collection of important information.
We’d like to sincerely thank the principals of Mariposa Bakery for the opportunity to assist them with the design and production of all their marketing collateral…
Our clients gave us complete freedom to come-up-with a simple t-shirt design. As such, we designed and created a ribbon-esque-banner with ” Hide Away Bar” across it. We included the bar’s 3 main focus’ (beer • wine • food) along with phone number and address, prominently featured on back.
We’d like to sincerely thank Hide Away Bar for the opportunity to assist them on their t-shirt design project.
Hide Away Bar
Beer • Wine • Pool
1251 Mercantile St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
First: Logo Recreation… Fernandez Jewelers (conveniently located inside the Centerpoint Mallin Oxnard, CA), is one-in-the-same with Fernandez Fine Jewelry (conveniently located inside the Pacificview Mallin Ventura, CA). We were not asked to design the original logo/brand/identity for either names. We were asked to redesign and recreate them for marketing collateral print and production. As such, we recreated the logo(‘s) in vector format in both color and grayscale.
Now that we had the logos recreated, it was time to start designing the layout of the business cards. Since each storefront is located inside shopping malls prominent to their local market(s), we included corresponding malls logo to each storefront logo/brand/identity respectively.
After business card design and production, we began designing t-shirts, (v-necks and crew), for both Men and Women, in a variety of colors. They are intended for promotional product giveaway to help raise brand awareness.
Next up was the design and implementation of their online presence, www.fernandezjewelers.net. The website was built on WordPress and features all necessary information regarding Fernandez Jewelers. Social media placement amongst popular social media platforms (facebook, twitter, google+, pinterest, and instagram), Fernandez Jewelers is easy to find both online and instore.
We’d like to sincerely thank Gonzalo of Fernandez Jewelers for the opportunity to assist with all his marketing collateral needs…
When it comes to ‘Custom T-Shirt Screen-Printing Design’ the options are seemingly endless. That is why we at Republic Design Company have put together this simple ad-campaign to give current and perspective clients an idea of costs. We hope that you find this informative and invite you to contact us for any-and-all design projects you may have on the horizon.
Screen-Printing is just one segment of our business. We work in all platforms, including, graphic design for websites, printing, and promotional products. Visit us on-line at www.republicdesigncompany.com for a preview of the work we’ve been privileged to accumulate over the past seven years. We enjoy working with our clients, as-much-as they love getting great results…
Pacifica High School commissioned Republic Design Company for the design and production of their 2016 Seniors Rally Tshirts.
Student “My Tran, (Pacifica High School Senior Class Treasurer),” reached out to us for the design and implementation of the Seniors Rally Tshirts. She asked us to come-up with original creative designs that encompassed the look, feel, and livery of Pacifica High School.
Pacifica High School is the Home of the “Tritons (mascot) .” A mythical Greek god, the messenger of the sea. He carried a “Trident” which is a three-pronged spear. It is used for spear fishing and historically as a “pole-arm.”
After some brief research on the history of the look, feel, and livery of thee Pacifica High School (PHS) “Tritons,” we developed a very clean, simple, symmetrical “Trident.” We originally outlined the Trident, added class year “2016” (20 on left, 16 on right) and collegiate block letters “SENIORS,” arched above, (see v1 in image above).
In the normal course of design discovery, we noticed that we could use the Trident to double as the “I” in Seniors.
We continued to develop 5 (five) design variations until they decided upon version 6 (main design featured above).
We’re happy to report… –Due to the success of the Pacifica High School Sneiors Rally Tshirts, they have sold out, and are contemplating a reorder.
Special “Thanks” to My Tran, “Mr. C,” (aka Mr. Mike Castanon – ASB Activities Director), thee Pacifica High School Senior Class Board Committee, and the entire Senior Class who made the 2016 Seniors Rally Tshirts a success…
First, as the name of the company evokes, “101 Roofing & Construction,” draws a strong affinity to thee 101 freeway; which runs throughout/connects it’s service area of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. As-such, we wanted to combine visual similarities of “roofing and/or roofs,” along with the iconic 101 freeway shield. The following are 5 design comps/variations we originally came-up-with…
After client selected logo/identity (at top of this wordpress entry), we then proceeded to create an online presence as featured at http://www.101Roofing.com.
Client specified that they wanted to be featured on a vast array of popular social media platforms, (facebook, twitter, google+, tumblr, pintrest, linkedin, instagram). We created custom buttons+links for previous/current/perspective clients to add/follow/be-friend 101 Roofing & Construction, “all over the place, (so-to-speak).”
Concurrently, in the natural course of design discovery, we wanted to continue to include iconic visuals associated with 101 Freeway crest, now infused with it’s “Roofing & Construction” aesthetics. The result is a “Ventura Freeway-esque” inspired adornment, complete with iconic green freeway signs, freeway trussing, whimsical palm trees/shrubbery, light-posts, and blue skies…
Client also wanted to address ambiguity of service area. As such, we created a semi-topographical map of the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties area and listed every single city in their “Service Area.”
Last, we silk-screen-printed some long-sleeve t-shirts for the 101 Roofing & Construction Staff:
Thanks to 101 Roofing & Construction for the opportunity to assist in the (re)design, (re)production, and implementation of all marketing collateral. Looking forward to future opportunities to work together on mutually beneficial projects…
“A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…” is a mini documentary profiling Republic Design Company and it’s Principal, (me), “Rafael_Republic.”
With the help of Javier Ordoñez and Jonathan (“Johnny Savage“) Avila of Basic Space Studio; the dynamic duo filmed and edited this mini documentary and helped Republic Design Company bring this project to fruition.
Now-a-days, having a website isn’t enough. The power of video across thee Internet is rapidly becoming a formidable tool that all businesses should employ if having a web presence is vital to a company’s viability. The SEO (Search Engine Optimization) opportunities and capabilities of having a video profiling a (your) company is near astronomical.
With this in-mind, the problem we posed ourselves was, “how do we show existing and perspective clients what Republic Design Company does.” Moreover, “how can Republic Design Company demonstrate ‘graphic design’ in a relatable, tangible light to a perspective viewer?” The seemingly easy solution actually turned-out to be more difficult than anticipated. The reason being is that there are lots of ways to answer these “problems.” The answer we selected was to employ an honest/natural approach by being casual and informative of “Republic Design Company’s day-to-day operations…” The result is the video you see before you…
Please view, share with your audience, and contact us for opportunities to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects.
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